When people mention Valentine’s Day, most of us think of hearts and flowers. I love flowers. In fact, I worked at a florist for a brief time when I was in California. However, I never knew the symbolism of flowers. So, why not impress your sweetie with a bouquet and tell him or her just what all of those flowers mean…create a narrative of sorts as to why that person is special to you through the meaning of the flowers. (Yeah, didn’t sound like a teacher, there, did I?)
Here are some examples of my favorite flowers. Some might be more likely to be found in bouquets than others, but the creativity put into a gift like this will be greatly appreciated. (You might want to steer clear of flowers with dark symbolic meanings. Might kill the mood, otherwise.)
Take care of yourself for me; fragile passion; Chinese symbol of womanhood
Pink-I’ll never forget you.
Red-My heart aches for you; admiration.
True love; memories
Generous and devoted affection
Love; I love you
Eternal love; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence
General-fame, charity; perfect lover
Red-believe me; declaration of love
Now, go show your honey what you think of him or her through something more than the last bouquet at the grocery store. Heh.