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Valentines Flowers and Symbols

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and nothing is more associated with love than Valentine’s Day flowers. We usually give roses, of course, along with other traditional gifts such as chocolate, heart-shaped candies or cards, etc. Almost all of these items and symbols come from antiquity with a lot of interesting mythology and historical background to them.

Valentine’s Day started sometime in the Christian Roman times. Most cultures have had a day similar to Valentine’s, but the timing and (often) the symbolism varied. Our modern, Western day and tradition comes from a mixture of the ancient Roman worship of Juno, Queen of the Gods and later, Christian traditions. Juno was celebrated on February 14 and people feasted on February 15. This feast was the rite of passage for young men of the time, who would draw names of available young girls and take them as a companion for a year.

Hearts Of Gold Bouquet by Teleflora
Hearts Of Gold Bouquet by Teleflora

Shortly before the Romans adopted Christianity, Claudius II, in an effort to bolster the Legions, outlawed marriage for young men. This was meant to make them fiercer warriors, since they would have no home, family, or wives to pine over while they were in the field. A Christian priest named Valentine saw this as unjust and secretly performed marriages in spite of the law.

He was caught and imprisoned and while jailed, fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and wrote a letter he signed ‘From your Valentine.’ On February 14, probably 270 A.D., he was beheaded for his crime. Pope Gelasius declared him a saint and created Saint Valentine’s Day in about 498 A.D.

The giving of Valentine’s Day flowers probably began in the 1700s when Charles II of Sweden introduced the Persian custom of the ‘language of flowers’ to Europe. The red rose was considered the flower symbolizing passion and love, and was associated in Greek and Roman times with Venus, goddess of love. Similarly, other cultural flowers symbolizing passion or love, such as tulips, carnations, and the iris, have also been associated with Valentine’s Day.

Cupid, of course, is also associated with the Greek goddess Venus. Venus became jealous of the beauty of a mortal woman, Psyche, and sent Cupid to make the girl fall in love with a low, base, and unworthy being. Cupid follows orders, but is startled by Psyche’s beauty and accidentally shoots himself with his arrow. He immediately falls in love with her, ruining the plot.

Speaking of love, hearts are also intimately associated with Valentine’s Day. This tradition may come from Asia, rather than the West. In China, the heart is a symbol of thought, life, and emotions and our current beliefs have likely coupled that with the Roman belief that the heart contains the human soul. The Egyptians, possibly influenced by Eastern beliefs, considered the heart to be the centre of emotion. Our current symbolism involving hearts likely draws from all of these sources.

The FTD Red Rose & Chocolate Bouquet
The FTD Red Rose & Chocolate Bouquet

All of this comes together on Valentine’s Day as we give flowers, candies, heart-shaped items like cards, etc. Other traditions we have, of course, are much more modern. The annual marriages on the 80th floor of the Empire State Building, for instance, take place on Valentine’s Day for a select few couples who demonstrate their desire through an essay competition to win a coveted marriage spot there.

The holiday is so popular that two cities in America, one in Nebraska and another in Texas, are named Valentine. So however you symbolize your love this Valentine’s Day, remember that all of this has roots deep in human history.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt

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Day Late, Dollar Short

Roses and Teddy bear

Did you find yourself in the “day late, dollar short” situation this Valentines Day? You know, where you had ever intention of getting that special someone something such as Valentines Day Flowers, but either just didn’t get around to it, or didn’t have the funds to do so? Well guess what, it’s never too late to send flowers, it is never the wrong time to send flowers, and there are love and romance flower arrangements affordable on anyone’s budget with Brant Florist. So if you missed Valentines Day, fix it and make it Valentines Day everyday with you by sending flowers on a regular basis through Brant Florist.

Sending Valentines Day Flowers to Vancouver

Red Hot Buquet Teleflora 10V110B Deluxe

It is not too late to get your Valentines Day flower arrangement order in before Valentines Day to be delivered to Vancouver. With Brant Florist, you can rest assured that your special someone will not feel neglected by not receiving the Valentines flowers you order online for her. The important thing is that you do it right now though while the flower selections are still high. Valentines Day is one of the most busiest floral holidays of the year, and flowers go fast. So when you want to have the perfect Valentines Day arrangement sent, order as early as possible.

That doesn’t mean though that if you order the day before your loved one will have to go without Valentines Day flowers, nor that the quality of the flower arrangement be any less than the best. It is just that the variety of flowers available may be jeopardized by the high demand. Brant Florist plans for Valentines Day well in advance to try to accommodate everyone in his or her Valentines Day flower needs. Every year they are ordering more and more flowers to meet the rush for Valentines Day flower delivery to Vancouver and everywhere else in the world.

Don’t procrastinate another minute. Order your Valentines Day flowers now online from Brant Florist and make that special someone’s day when they answer their door to receive the Valentines Day Flower Arrangement you picked special just for them.

Start a New Father Son Tradition this Valentines Day

At First BlushIt is never too late to start grooming your son to be a romantic strong male. One way to begin that grooming process is making it a tradition to include your sons in your selection of Valentines Day Flowers for the women in your life – spouse, parent, significant other, etc. By including them in the decision making process of choosing the perfect Valentines Day flowers for that special someone, they are learning the value of flowers in a relationship as well as learning how to be thoughtful, romantic, and unafraid to show their feelings through flowers.

When purchasing your flowers online through Brant Florist, you and your son can sit and talk about the various Valentines Day Flowers and how you each feel certain ones would make that special someone feel. You would be surprised how much help an offspring can be in that decision making process as they see pure beauty in both the people they love and in the flowers and can make those connections quickly. You can choose to send Valentines Day flowers to that special someone in a singular Valentines Flower arrangement as a combined gift or each select the flower arrangement that expresses your individual feelings. Either way you can be sure she will feel extra special on Valentines Day thanks to the men in her life – big and small.

Here are some terrific Valentine Flower selections from Brant Florist that will make that special someone feel extra special on Valentines Day:

In Love with Red Roses Bouquets V6g Good 12 Roses

In Love with Red Roses Bouquets V6g Good 12 Roses

Lovely Orchids

Lovely Orchids

Enchanted Evening

Enchanted Evening

Springtime 18 Roses With Chocolates

Springtime 18 Roses With Chocolates

Speak Softly Bouquet

Speak Softly Bouquet

Start a New Father Daughter Tradition This Valentines Day

Carnations Mixed Vased

Valentines Day is the perfect holiday for Fathers to start a great tradition with their daughters. As you watch your daughter grow, you want the best for them. You want it now, and you want it for their future as well. Girls are known to grow up into young women who seek relationship similar to their father’s mold. Set that standard high so not just any guy will be able to steal your daughters heart by starting a tradition of sending your daughter Valentines Day flowers.

By sending your daughter Valentine flowers on Valentines Day yearly, you set a bar, a standard that any future male in her life will have to meet if they ever are to be seen half as great as her daddy in her eyes. When you are purchasing your Valentines flowers online from Brant Florist, go ahead and get a sweet Valentine bouquet for your daughter to be delivered to her school on the day they have their Valentines parties. Of course, it does not have to be as large as the Valentines flower arrangement you get for her mom, but a sweet bouquet of flowers will light up her life and her heart. Take into consideration the size you do get your daughter, as she will have to transport them home, unless you intend on picking her up from school.

Another plus side of it is that the boys she grows up around in school also see this and you action can possibly have a roll over effect in their lives, taking note on how flowers make a girl feel. It’s a win – win situation for everyone involved with the biggest benefit making your daughter feel like a queen on Valentines Day.

Here are some great Valentines Day Flower Arrangements from Brant Florist that will be sure to make your daughter feel extra special this Valentines Day.

Love in Bloom Flowers

Love in Bloom Flowers

Loves Touch Rose Bouquet

Love’s Touch Rose Bouquet

Triple Delight Rose Bouquet

Triple Delight Rose Bouquet

3 Premium Roses in Vase with Teddy Bear

3 Premium Roses in Vase with Teddy Bear