There is some debate as to the origin of Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated every year on 14th February. In ancient Greece for example, it was the time of year associated with love and fertility, whilst in ancient Rome the 13th-15th February were the dates of a Pagan fertility festival, during which, (according to Noel Lenski Professor at the University of Colorado) young men would strip naked and use goat or dog skin wraps to spank the backsides of young women in order to improve their fertility! Luckily, this is something we no longer uphold.
For those hopeless romantics out there who simply love to send flowers on Valentines Day, here is a sneak preview of this years Valentines Day Flower Collection.
April 23rd is St George’s Day, commemorating the Saint’s death in AD303. St George is of course the patron saint of England, who as legend would have it, slayed a dragon to save a young maiden.
The biggest romantic day of the year is just around the corner. If you are one of those hopeless romantics who pulls out all the stops in the hope of wowing the girl with flowers, just what kind of flowers will you be sending this year?
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re asking yourself: “What can I get this year to make the day really special?”, then we have some ideas that you really might like.
We have just launched our 2012 Valentine’s Day flower collection online, which includes classics such as a single red rose and bouquets of a dozen red roses but we’ve also brought back some of our most popular arrangements from last year too. The ‘Hearts and Flowers’ 3 red rose and sisal love heart collar vase arrangement was huge in 2011 and of course we’ve included in the range our much favoured ‘Rose & Lily Classic’ pink aquapack bouquet.