Valentine’s day is around the corner and so is the buzz about celebrating the day dedicated to love and romance. People say I Love You all the time - when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are hundreds of ways of wording it- you just have to listen for it. Along with all these, Valentine’s day is that one day when you Go Big and Go all out!
According to the legend, it is known to have originated in Rome. During this time, Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, hence he outlawed marriage for young men. A young priest named Valentine could not stand this injustice and defied Claudius. He continued to perform marriages for young lovers but in secret. Claudius eventually discovered Valentine’s actions and gave him a death sentence. Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter, who visited him in prison. And before he was hung he wrote a letter that said ‘from your Valentine’ which is popularly used even today. Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 a day to honor Valentine, who by that time had become a saint. So now that you got to know the sad story about Valentine’s day. Let’s see what you should be doing to make the Day!
Source: the flower expert
As we all know there are numerous ways to express one’s love on this holiday. Some popular ways would be by simply gifting your loved ones with flowers, chocolates, greeting cards, vouchers, etc to extravagantly spending on dinner dates at fancy restaurants, throwing out big parties, buying expensive jewelry and going on vacations. Be it any of these said means the end goal is to convey the message of love and see your Valentine happy, smiling from ear to ear! :)
Expressing with flowers:
Roses: Different color roses signify different messages. Popular ones used on this day are definitely the long-stemmed red roses that express passionate love and romance.
Carnations: These gorgeous bunch showcase purity, deep admiration, and good luck.
Liliums: These symbolize virtue, friendship, and devotion. It is used to honor the ambition of your loved one.
Hydrangea: They signify love and sincere emotions. They express the giver's gratefulness for the recipient's understanding.
Gerbera: These express admiration, cheerfulness, and gratitude. It also praises the beauty and elegance of the receiver.
Chrysanthemum: These lovely bunches represent perfection, beauty, heavy sentiment and the desire to share with your loved ones.