Unveiling the Love Story of Valentine's Day and the Enchanting World of Flowers
As we turn the calendar to February, a heart-shaped silhouette gracefully casts its shadow, beckoning us into a world woven with love, affection, and heartfelt emotions. It's the month where we celebrate Valentine's Day, a festival deeply rooted in history and blooming with sincere expressions of love.
At Laurels & Leafz, we believe in the power of flowers to convey these profound feelings. So, let us take you on a journey through the origins of Valentine's Day, the significance of roses, and the magic number nine.
The Birth of Valentine's Day: A Tale of Love and Sacrifice
The roots of Valentine's Day burrow deep into the ancient soil of Rome. The festival, as per History.com and National Geographic Kids, is believed to have been born from Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture. However, our modern-day celebration gets its name from St. Valentine, a brave priest who defied Emperor Claudius II's ban on soldiers getting married. His martyrdom on February 14th symbolised enduring love, leading Pope Gelasius to declare this day as St. Valentine’s Day.
The Language of Roses: Expressing Love in Full Bloom
Roses, with their velvety petals and enchanting fragrances, are synonymous with Valentine's Day. Each colour carries a unique message — red for passionate love, pink for admiration, white for purity, and yellow for friendship.
But did you know that the number of roses you gift also holds a special meaning? Here at Laurels & Leafz, we cherish the tradition that gifting nine roses signifies eternal love, while the grand gestures of 99 or 999 roses represent an unchanging, everlasting love.
Beyond Roses: Exploring Other Valentine’s Day Blooms
While roses undoubtedly reign supreme, other flowers too have their unique language of love. Tulips, symbolizing perfect love, bring a modern twist to your Valentine's bouquet. Orchids, standing for love, luxury, and strength, offer an exotic, luxurious touch.
Innovative Expressions of Love: Soap Flowers and Balloons
At Laurels & Leafz, we're all about adding that special touch to your expressions of love. Our handcrafted soap roses, beautiful and long-lasting, serve as a constant reminder of your affection. Balloons, personalised with heartfelt messages or photographs, bring a delightful surprise to your loved one's day.
Celebrate Love with Laurels & Leafz this Valentine’s Day
As Valentine's Day approaches, let Laurels & Leafz help you express your feelings through our exquisite range of bouquets and unique gift sets. Whether it's a classic rose arrangement or a bespoke bouquet filled with your loved one's favourite blooms, we are here to make your day unforgettable.
Our Valentine's Day collection is now available. Visit our store or explore our online catalogue to find the perfect expression of your love. Let Laurels & Leafz be your partner in creating a Valentine's Day filled with love, care, and moments that will be cherished forever.