The Meaning Behind Valentine’s Day Roses

In just a few short days, we will be celebrating the holiday of love – Valentine’s Day! You may still be looking for a gift for your special someone but there is one thing you know you’ll be getting for sure, roses!

Roses are the flower of Valentine’s Day and they are usually the gift of choice on this holiday. Around the world, more than 50 million roses are given on Valentine’s Day. In the few days before and after the holiday, around 110 million roses are sold and delivered. But why? Why are roses the most popular flower on Valentine’s Day? Lilies are pretty and Tulips are elegant so why roses?

Well, it turns out that there are a few good reasons to give roses on Valentine’s Day. Roses are the flower of love. They became the flower of love through the Roman Goddess of love, Venus. Venus’s favorite rose in particular was the red rose. The red rose means “I love you” and represents strong romantic feelings making it the most popular rose on Valentine’s Day.

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Red roses are the ultimate gift for telling someone you love them. But Valentine’s Day isn’t all about romance. Many people get flowers for their children or parents and then there are also new couples who aren’t ready to make such a bold statement. That’s why roses come in many colors but each color has its own meaning. Follow the guide below to find the perfect message to send with your Valentine’s Day roses.

Pink Roses

Pink roses can come in a few different shades: pale, light and deep pink. Pale pink roses look very delicate and represent grace, gentleness and gratitude. Light pink roses are a more bold color expressing fun and happiness. Traditionally, the dark pink rose represents being grateful and thankful. However, the dark pink rose has now taken on the responsibility of representing the fight against breast cancer.

Yellow Roses

If you’re not looking to make a romantic gesture than yellow roses are the way to go. They are known for indicating friendship and freedom. Yellow roses are used on many occasions. For example, they are the perfect gift for newlyweds, graduates and new mothers.

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White Roses

There are a few different meanings to the white rose. It is most commonly known to symbolize truth and innocence. When sending white roses to someone, they could appropriately send the message of “I miss you” or “You’re heavenly”.

Lilac Roses

If you want to make a bold and courageous statement the lilac rose may be able to help you. They are most commonly known to represent love at first sight. To tell someone they stole your heart the second you met them, send them some lilac roses.

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There are of course many colors of roses and roses make the perfect gift any time of the year. Red, pink, yellow, white and lilac are traditional color roses that are popular during the Valentine’s Day holiday. If you’re looking for something different, try one of these colors:

Orange Roses

Orange roses are bright, colorful and playful. They are sure to make the recipient smile and communicate a message of enthusiasm. If you want someone to know you’re excited, try some orange roses!

Peach Roses

Peach roses are a bit simpler. They are not a bold color but appear more delicate. They send the message of appreciation and gratitude

Coral Roses

Coral is a beautiful color – adventurous, fearless and courageous. These color flowers are gorgeous and send a very forward message to the receiver. Coral roses represent desire and passion so send them wisely.

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As with any gift, you want to make sure you send the right message. Think about whom you’re going to send roses to and what you want those roses to say. We can help you put the perfect bouquet together for any of your loved ones. Be sure to contact us for the perfect gift this Valentine’s Day.

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