Well, it looks like this will be my last Valentine's Day related post besides the post I will do to recap the weekend and share my outfit I wore on Valentine's Day. So one thing people tend to get (or give) on Valentine's Day is flowers. In fact, my sister's unofficial guy gave her red roses yesterday for Valentine's Day since he will be in Vermont this weekend.
I came across an article the other day on Yahoo!, no surprise there, listing 10 different Valentine's Day flowers and their meanings. So I thought I'd share that with you all.
Roses are probably the most popular flower given on Valentine's Day. And the meaning of roses? Romantic love.
I don't know why but this one surprised me a little. Personally, when I think of Valentine's Day, I don't think of daisies buttt I mean daisies are some people's favorite flower and they mean Beauty and Innocence. So after knowing their meaning, daisies definitely make sense to give on Valentine's Day.
You can't really go wrong with carnations. They come in so many different colors. Carnations means new love. I didn't know this either. This would be really appropriate for new couples.
Sunflowers doesn't scream Valentine's Day to me either but they mean warmth and happiness. So they're pretty versatile and can be given to anyone on Valentine's Day, not just your significant other.
Ok I have never even heard of this flower before but by looking at the picture, they look familiar. These flowers mean friendship. Like sunflowers, alstroemerias can be given to anyone on Valentine's Day as well.
Such a beautiful flower and with a lovely meaning too! Beauty and strength. I love, love, love this! I used to want to get an orchid tattooed on me and then just never did. After knowing the meaning, I definitely want one tattooed on me.
7. Casa Blanca Lillies
Lillies are one of my favorites too. The lily is actually my birth flower, specifically casa blanca lillies. Or at least that's what I read somewhere. They mean celebration. I think for Valentine's Day, a bouquet of casa blanca lillies and red roses would look beautiful.
Purity and Joy. I don't really have much to say about gardenias or their meaning. They're another flower you can't really go wrong with and are can be given at lots of celebrations.
The meaning of irises is faith and hope. Oh how my sister would love this. Her middle name is Hope and so she basically loves everything that means or has the word "hope" in it.
And finally...tulips, which means perfect love. Love this, but you have to be careful when choosing the color. According to this article, yellow tulips mean hopelessly in love while white tulips mean forgiveness. So if you give someone a white tulip and they know the meaning, they might think you did something wrong. And if you both know the meaning, well, then obviously the person giving the flower did do something wrong. So definitely avoid white tulips on Valentine's Day!
You can read more of the details in this article here.
Happy Friday and Happy early Valentine's Day! I hope everyone has a good one!