You can send flowers to your loved ones at any time or on any occasion but isn’t it sweeter during Valentine’s day? Sometimes, you’d even make the extra effort to do something special such as planning a dinner date, or a spontaneous getaway, or like others, you may also be looking forward to this month so you can already pop the question to your partner.
But have you ever thought about where this tradition of Valentine’s Day come from? To make a long story short, how and where this tradition started is still actually mysterious and vague for many. If you will take the time to read stories about it, there are many stories and events that occurred that possibly led to what we have today.
How did Valentine’s Day come to be what we know today?
First of which is the real St. Valentine. There are many stories of who the real person that inspired this special day. One story that is prominent among all is about a priest who defied Claudius II, the emperor during the 3rd century in Rome. The emperor decided that single men are better soldiers than those with wives and families so he made weddings for young men to be illegal. The priest was against this so he performed secret weddings.
His action was discovered eventually and was put to death. During his imprisonment, he fell in love with a girl, who is said to be possibly his jailor’s daughter, visiting him. Before his death on February 14, he wrote a letter to the girl and signed “From Your Valentine”.
The origin of Valentine’s Day can also be traced to a fertility festival called Lupercalia. It was said that this event of the Romans was not Christian-like so it was outlawed and Pope Gelasius declared February 14 as St. Valentine’s Day. However, it wasn’t until much later that this day become associated with love.
Another story is about Geoffrey Chaucer, an English poet, who was the first to reference St. Valentine’s Day as a romantic celebration in his poem “Parliament of Foules” – For this was on Seynt Valentynes day, / Whan every foul cometh ther to chese his make, / Of every kinde, that men thynke may;
Now back to this day, can we all agree that Valentine’s day is such a lovely event for everyone? You can feel the love in the air and sometimes, people who are too shy to express their feelings can use this day as a reason or an excuse to send Valentine’s day flowers to the people they like or love.
So to prepare for the love month, we’ve rounded up a list of flower arrangements that can inspire you.
#1 Florist Choice Summer
A modern style bouquet in different shades of gorgeous pinks and purples.
#2 Florist Choice Spring
A lovely bouquet of reds, oranges and whites.
#3 Sweet Summer Breeze
A classic style bouquet in lovely shades of pink, burgundy and white.
#4 Cool Summer Breeze
A modern style bouquet boasting the shades of greens, whites, and soft pinks.
#5 Modern Life
A shade close to this year’s colour, Very Peri, this bouquet features a beautiful range of fresh flowers with bits of greens.
#6 Roman Holiday
The usual bouquet but this will never be out of the choices for many as roses symbolise love and romance.
It’s better to plan and order flowers ahead so you can get the best and get your Valentine's day flowers delivered to your loved one right on time.
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