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Valentine with Flowers

By Sereba Agiobu-Kemmer
12 February 2022   |   4:04 am
Valentine’s Day is the second most popular card and gift sending celebration after Christmas. In giving gifts, flowers play a significant role, especially red roses which are floral symbols of the Valentine season.

Valentine’s Day is the second most popular card and gift sending celebration after Christmas. In giving gifts, flowers play a significant role, especially red roses which are floral symbols of the Valentine season.

The first flowers appeared on our planets over 130 million years ago creating beauty, color and wonderful secrets. Flowers have been given as gifts since time immemorial. Most of us know our zodiac and our birth stones. But did you know that each month of the year has its own birth flowers too? These flowers carry as much meaning as the stars and birth stones and kept perpetually in bloom with each dried pressed buds captured in resin pendants.

Wishing to send the perfect gift for a special someone on coming Valentine’s Day? Everyone loves to receive flowers, but you can turn your gift into something meaningful by sending your loved ones their birth month flowers.

Today, flowers remain a welcome substitute for words, enhancing each giver’s message with fragrance and beauty.

This month February is associated with St. Valentine’s Day and red roses. However the birth month flowers for February are Iris, Violet or Primrose, the cool blues and white and yellows make these flowers with their symbolic association of faith, wisdom, charity, humility and hope a perfect February birth flower. In Victorian era gifting violets conveyed the message “I’ll always be true!”. They are generous tribute to loved ones with February Birthdays.

The flowers of the month and their special meaning will be a helpful guide for gifting bouquets with flowers of the birth month to loved ones or someone really special on St. Valentine’s Day. For February babies a bouquet of deep African violets and yellow primrose, to a sweetheart, a single branch of old fashioned red Rosa damascenes.
People who want their gifts to be different, unique and fun can look beyond the short spanned life of traditional roses and cut flowers.

Trending for the season are the fascinating foliage and flowers in varieties of small decorated containers and dish gardens, everything we love about the landscape planted and brought in miniature size to create long-lasting and innovative gifts which can be set on a coffee table, office desk, side table, book shelves, the indoor spaces (the outdoor too), which your special someone will continue to enjoy not just for a few days or weeks, but for years to come, because they brings love, beauty and romance into their everyday space and last, long after the sweets and champagne are gone.

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