February is here and love is upon us. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s still time to make it a special one. Every year, on February 14th, millions of people around the world send flowers to their loved ones as a symbol of love and affection. The tradition dates back centuries, and red roses quickly became synonymous with the holiday, as the flower has long been affiliated with Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Across cultures, the rose represents ideals of beauty, love, and romance.
While red roses are usually the go-to, it’s time to stand out from the crowd. Read on to discover some other alternatives to roses that will make your partner’s Valentine’s Day even more special:
Forget-Me-Nots: What better way to tell your loved one how much you think about them all the time with Forget-Me-Nots. These flowers represent fidelity, long-lasting connections, and true love. They symbolize a promise to the recipient that they will always remain in your thoughts.
Tulips: The tulip flower buds are known for their symmetry, symbolizing a perfect match between you and your partner. Tulips are one of the most popular flowers in the world and are available in a variety of colours. If you don’t want to stray too far from the traditional rose, pick up a bouquet of red tulips which signify your undying love and devotion.
Daisies: If you want to tap into the sweet and innocent side of Valentine’s Day, give your loved ones a bunch of daisies. These flowers symbolize cheer, purity and loyalty and are the perfect way to bring some happiness and sunshine into your life.
Orchids: If you want your loved one to enjoy their flowers for a long time, orchids are the way to go. Not only do orchids bloom longer than most other flowers, but they are also one of the most elegant stems you will come across.
Give the Gift of Flowers this Valentine’s Day
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