Valentines Day Flowers

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One of the biggest days of the year is Valentine’s Day, naturally because it is the lover’s holiday. This day is celebrated on February 14th and it is traditional for lovers to exchange gifts.

There are three big gifts on Valentine’s Day; flowers, cards and chocolate. However, where did these gift traditions come from? Here is a quick and easy guide to their history.

Valentine’s Day flowers began as a tradition in the 17th century, since roses, which represent love in all its forms, were the flowers of choice for the Day. The rose is supposed to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Goddess of Love, because it stood for strong feelings. As a result, lovers began giving flowers to those they cared about to show their love for each other, which often knew no bounds.

Throughout school, we all gave cards to our classmates, but where did this tradition of Valentine’s Day cards begin? Well, back in 1415, Charles the Duke of Orleans wrote a poem for his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London on Valentine’s Day. By the 16th century, cards had become so common on Valentine’s Day that several religious leaders preached against them. By the early 19th century, it was the most popular way to show your love on the special day.

However, it was not until the 1800s that the ability to send cards through mail by the average person greatly increased the exposure of Valentine Day’s cards.

Nowadays, 600 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged by children with teachers, classmates and family members.

What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate? Well we can thank the Spanish explorers who brought chocolate back to the Old World from the New World in the 17th century. Soon enough the popularity increased in Europe and chocolate, possibly for its aphrodisiac effects, became the candy of choice for the lover’s holiday.

These days, many husbands will bring their wives a bouquet of roses, a card and a box of chocolates to cover all the bases and show their love in the best way possible on Valentine’s Day – well okay, the second best way.

Now that you know the history of the gifts of Valentine’s Day, you can understand the reasons behind the roses, cards and chocolate and help those around you appreciate the holiday more.

However, don’t stop there. Try and create your own traditions for Valentine’s Day. You never know, in 300 years everyone could be doing it.

Happy Valentines Day!
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The Best Mother’s Day Flower Bouquets to Send to Your Mom

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A Cup Of Freshness by Select Florists in Elmhurst, Il.

It’s hard to find a gift that expresses just how much the special lady in your life — mom, grandma, aunt, wife, and so on — means to you, but a bouquet of fresh blooms comes pretty close. For a Mother’s Day gift that’ll steal her heart (and attention), choose between these varieties of multi-colored tulips, classic roses, bursting sunflowers, and other beautiful varieties. Sure, supermarket flowers have their place and all, but these Mother’s Day bouquets will arrive right at her door without any added hassle … even if you waited until the last minute.

Since it’s hard to pick between these eye-catching floral bouquets, rely on Sun Flower Gallery’s trending picks to find something that’ll really wow her: Roses, lilies, tulips, and daisies top their list as the top Mother’s Day flowers of 2020. Take a browse through our standout picks from Sun Flower Gallery online flower delivery services.

DAISIES

Royal Gerberas

ROSES

Red Blooms For You

TULIPS

LILIES

PEONIES

MIXED BLOOMS

Glamorous

ORCHID PLANTS

Phalaeonopsis Garden

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Christmas Flowers

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White Christmas Tree by Select Florists

Christmas flowers are the popular flowers used during the festive season of Christmas. In many nations, seasonal flowers and plants such as Poinsettia, Christmas cactus, holly, Christmas rose, ivy and mistletoe form a major part of traditional Christmas decoration.

Poinsettia

Large PoinsettiaThe ancient Aztecs (ruling tribe in central Mexico at the time of contact with Europe) prized the poinsettia as a symbol of purity. Centuries later, Mexico’s early Christians adopted the poinsettia as their prized Christmas Eve flower. The Mexican poinsettia, known as the Christmas Flower in North America, is used in most Christmas decorations, owing to its bright red color and its blooming season coinciding with the Christmas holiday season. However, florist dye them in common colors or even add shimmers to make them much more visually engaging during Christmas.

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus, also known as orchid cactus, often blooms around Christmas time. Pendulous stems of Christmas cactus make it a great choice for hanging baskets. There are a number of different cactus species sold as “Christmas cactus.”
Christmas Cactus flower

Christmas rose

One plant called Christmas rose is regarded as a true Christmas flower in certain parts of the world. Christmas rose (Serissa) is also known as the “snow rose” or “winter rose.” Originally from tropical regions of Asia, cultivated Serissa often blooms during the winter. On the occasion of Christmas Eve, it is traditional for young women in North America to exchange specially designed Christmas roses resembling their spirit of fraternity.

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Fall Flower Beauty

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Bundle Of Love

Summer, summer, summer where are you? So sad that our bright, warm, luxurious  summer days are over. The need of being pampered is overwhelming. It’s good to know that Fall brings us lots of beauty with rich tones of red, burgundy, orange and purple…intoxicating smells and velvety petals of heavenly flowers. Let’s enjoy the beauty of a given treasure – Flowers. Let’s make loved ones feeling pampered, treasured, let’s give a gift of flowers to the ones who are sad, lonely, disappointed, mad. Let’s celebrate life with flowers. It’s a God’s given gift to us-humans. Let’s enjoy the perfect beauty!