Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Roses and Valentine's Day
Did you receive roses for Valentine's Day? Red is the most popular color to give, but other colors are also given on this day.
Let's hear it for the roses...all sizes, shades and colors! The wonderful aroma, beautiful bouquets, bushes, etc., all around us.Do you know what the colors signify?
RED: Known as the Lover's Rose, shades can go from light to deep crimson. What better Valentine's gift than red roses? Maybe with chocolates to add a special "romance" meaning?
PINK: Expresses gentility, femininity, elegance, admiration. Deep pink: gratitude. Light pink: grace.
WHITE: Represents purity, innocence and celebrates weddings and young love.
YELLOW: Evokes a sense of warmth and friendship. In Victorian times, it symbolized jealousy!
ORANGE: Symbolize desire, attraction, and passion...that can lead to a wild romance!
LAVENDER, LILAC, PURPLE: Displays enchantment, and imagination...and love at first sight.
TURQUOISE: Expresses well-being, calmness, fertility.
BLUE: Embodies a sense the impossible and of mystery while hoping for an extraordinary chance for the beginning of something new.
GOLD: No better way to say "I Care", "Welcome Back", "Remember Me", my friend.
Whatever color is given is a wonderful expression of love...except black. No romance there. Just sorrow so let's hope none come your way. Although, I'm sure some paranormal romances will feature these black roses as the choice of shade for dark tales!
Credits: Teleflora, Proflowers, Morrison Gardens, Roses for Life.
Photos: Flickr: D. Sharon Pruitt, Joe Shalbotnik, The Gifted, Angela M. Michel, BONGURI, dorena-wm, KIUKO, naitokz, toastforbreakfast, and ghewqill's photostreams.