Flowers are a language in themselves as they allow the person to express that what cannot be put into words. Rose is the one flower which has different colors with a meaning attached to each color. The white rose symbolizes purity and reverence; the yellow rose symbolizes optimism and amicability; and, the most famous of them all- the red rose, it is known to be the best flower to express one’s true love for the special someone in one’s life.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated world-wide on the 14th of February every year. It began as the celebration of Saint Valentines and since the Middle Ages has come to be the day marking the celebration of romantic love. It is considered to be the ideal day to profess those feelings of love that one has been meaning to for a long time; to spark new relationships. It is also the day to rejuvenate the passion in relationships which have stood the test of time; a day as a reminder of the immeasurable love a person harbors for his or her partner.
Whatever be the case, red roses have been used for a long time to convey the feeling of love to one’s valentine. As a symbol of love and passion, one cannot find a better way to do so! It is symbolic of the heartiest wish that the love the couple has for each other stays fresh and vibrant like the flowers and never dies out. The red rose also stands for passion and gifting these roses kindles and rekindles the flame of charm and passion in a romantic relationship. The fragrance and beauty of the red rose is what every couple wants their relationship to be filled with. A stem of rose has thorns on it like the ups and downs that every relationship faces but these problems have to be overcome like the beauty of the flower overcomes the harshness of its thorns.
The sale of red roses on Valentine’s Day is unmatched, unlike any other day in the entire year. Gifting red roses is a tradition to be followed on the day and hence, the sales are extremely high, so much so that the florists tend to run out of red roses. Keeping in mind this sky high demand of these special flowers, people tend to pre-order bouquets weeks and months before the Valentine’s Day.
There are varied preferences when it comes to the number of red rose stems people wish to buy. This too carries its own significance. A single red rose confesses one’s love; two red roses entwined symbolize an engagement; and, a bouquet of 50 red roses promise unconditional love. Not only the number, even the shade matters! A young bud of a red rose shows youthful love; a bright red rose says ‘love you’; and, a deep red color points to an unconscious love.
Regardless of the number or the shade, the red roses have come to be, are and will be the epitome of romantic love, thereby making the perfect Valentine’s Day flower.