Meaningful flowers to give on Valentine's that aren't rosesby Business Listings Editor
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"Flowers are love's truest language."
Observed on February 14 of each year, Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated around the world. Even way back during the 18th century, Valentine’s Day was an occasion when lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting gifts. The most popular gift to send and receive then and this romantic love celebration were flowers. This practice still stands strong today.
Can you guess which flowers are the most popular to give during Valentine’s Day?
If you answered ‘roses’, congratulations, you’ve answered correctly—along with virtually everyone else.
Since roses—red roses, to be exact—signify love, it’s really no surprise that they are as popular as they are. It also helps that roses are easy on the eye, so they’re a pretty safe bet when it comes to giving flowers. Unfortunately, ‘safe’ can also be a euphemism of ‘boring’ and ‘uncreative’. Thus, as nice as roses are, you might want to avoid being that guy or that girl who gives the same thing as everyone else.
Does that mean that you can’t give flowers? No! There are plenty of other types of flowers that you can give to your loved ones during this special occasion which aren’t roses. Here are some meaningful flowers to consider giving.
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Differently coloured tulips have symbolise different things as well. Red tulips stand for a declaration of love, pink tulips symbolize care for the recipient, and yellow tulips convey being hopelessly in love.
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Flowers are a great Valentine’s Day gift to your loved ones – your wife, your girlfriend, and your mother – hey, even your man can receive flowers for Valentine’s. But don’t get stuck with roses as there are a lot of other species of flowers intimately linked with the art of romance and love. If you don’t know the favourite flower of the person you’re giving a bouquet to, consult with the experts in various florists in Singapore. Make your bouquet unique, fun, and full of love this Valentine’s Day!
Looking for the right florist to help you make the perfect flower arrangement for a loved one? Look into our inSing.com Florist Business Directory.