There is something about sending flowers on Valentine’s Day! Men and women all over the world send and receive more roses on February 14th than on any other day of the year. There are reasons why that one special day is favored, and has greater significance than any other.
So, why do we send flowers on Valentine’s Day?
Men, in particular, send flowers for a number of reasons. Some of the reasons may come as a surprise. So, why do they (send flowers)?
Some men report that they see the practice as a cultural tradition. They observed their fathers sending flowers to their mothers, not out of some sense of duty, but because of love, devotion, and appreciation. Those men grew up and continued the habit with their own wives, and even their moms later in their lives.
Writer John Devore talks about giving flowers in a CNN article, “Why real men DO buy flowers“. He relates how giving flowers affected him in relation to his own dad. He spoke about the flowers, gifts and real love his late father had given his mother over a 40-year marriage and how it had affected his own life. For John, sending flowers meant letting a loved one know they are being thought of and remembered, and for John and other men, sending flowers is simply something that you do for those you truly care for and adore.
Another reason men send flowers is simply because they take pleasure in seeing a woman smile and delight in receiving a bouquet of flowers, particularly on Valentine’s Day and especially when they are red or pink roses. Sending red roses, specifically a dozen of them, instantly says, “I love you.” The Scottish poet Robert Burns certainly thought so when he compared his love to a “red, red rose” in his poetry.
Pink roses are equally as romantic in a sweet and innocent sense, and they convey not only elegance and grace but gentle emotions such as admiration, gratitude and joy. No matter the color, red or pink, there are no limits on roses. They simply exude beauty, perfection and the unmistakable expression of love.
Believe it or not, there are also women who take the initiative in sending flowers on Valentine’s Day. They usually do so because they want to remind their husband or loving companion that the day means something special to them, and they want to share that time with the person they care about and love. Sending roses is the perfect solution, since flowers have come to be a symbol of Valentine’s Day for both genders alike.
We all have reasons for sending flowers on Valentine’s Day. Whether your feelings are expressed through a beautifully arranged red or pink rose bouquet, or a single stem, sending flowers is a fantastic way of communicating love and admiration for a special someone on a special day.