Rose – A Beautiful Expression of Love on Valentine’s Day


Flowers are a beautiful symbol of expression. They are a true representative of all emotions related to human nature. Thus, flowers are an indispensable gifting idea when it comes any occasion which celebrates our heartfelt emotions. And especially so when the occasion is the one celebrating one of the most alluring feelings among all of human emotions, love. Therefore, it is but natural that flowers have become an integral part of the occasion of Valentine’s Day since a long time.

Though there are many varieties of flowers like daisies, irises, daffodils that can be gifted on Valentine’s Day. But, the rose wins hand down when it comes to popularity and relevance as far as the occasion goes. The word rose has come from the Latin word rosa meaning red, and the flower has been a symbol of love since ancient times. Rose was supposedly created by Chloris, the Greek goddess of flowers. Rose is a blossom with a sensuous fragrance and delicately yet beautifully crafted petals. The colour of a rose is a silent communication of the feelings that are being conveyed from the receiver to the giver. A bouquet of flowers is a small cluster or arrangement of flowers. People even gift bouquets of different colour blossoms to mark the emotions that dominate an occasion.

 

White True love, purity of the mind and reverence
Pink Grace, gentle feelings of love
Dark Pink Gratitude
Light Pink Admiration, sympathy
Yellow Friendship, celebration and joy
Yellow with red tips Friendship, falling in love
Lilac Love at first sight and enchantment
Red Love and passion
Coral Desire
Peach Desire and excitement or appreciation
Burgundy Beauty
Blue Mystery
Green Calm
Orange Enthusiasm and wish
Purple Protection
Black Roses It’s Over

The most popular flower on Valentine’s day is the red rose. Reasons for the same are two-fold, one is that the colour red represents love, and all lovers gift each other a red rose irrespective of the occasion. And, Valentine’s Day is the day of love, so the natural choice has to be a red rose. The second reason is to the mythological significance of red rose, it is the favorite flower of Venus – the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty and this also makes it the perfect choice to be given to someone you love. This is one flower that has also been popularised as being the symbol of love and romance by poets, writers and philosophers since time immemorial.

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