For centuries, flowers have been used to communicate feelings and ideas that, quite simply, words just can’t.
The history of Valentine’s Day, legend says, originated during the third century in Rome. During this time, Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers, so he outlawed marriage for young men. A young priest named Valentine was furious with this injustice and defied Claudius by continuing to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. Claudius eventually discovered Valentine’s actions and sentenced him to death (not quite the fate of those who fail to buy their significant others flowers on Valentine’s Day, but clearly a lesson to be learned from history!).
During his time in jail, Valentine fell in love with his jailer’s daughter, who visited him in prison. Before he was put to death, Valentine sent a letter to the girl and signed it, “From Your Valentine” — an expression we still use today. Valentine was executed on February 14, 270 AD. Later, around 496 AD, Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 a day to honour Valentine, who by that time had become a saint.
Today, we continue to honour St. Valentine and recall the history of Valentine’s Day each year on February 14 by celebrating our love for significant others, friends, and family. For centuries, flowers have symbolised fertility, love, marriage, and romance.
The history of giving your loved one Valentine’s Day flowers comes from the old-fashioned custom of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages. Introduced in the 18th century by Charles II of Sweden, each flower had a specific meaning attached to it, making it possible to have an entire conversation using only flowers.
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For only €18 per fresh flower bouquet – you can have flowers delivered weekly, fortnightly or monthly to your loved one so you can continue celebrating your love for each other after Valentine’s Day is over.
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From the orders we are currently receiving, we can feel love is definitely in the air across Ireland. If you are in need of that perfect something for that special person you married to or dating, let Bouquet Box help you bring the wow factor to your Valentine’s gift ….there is simply no better way to say ‘I love you’ then with a Bouquet Box flower subscription – give your loved one the gift that just keeps on giving….
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