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Valentine Roses: The Language of Love

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, many people are pulling out their credit cards and picking up the phone to call their local florist to place an order for those Valentine Roses. Roses not only puts a smile on your loved one’s face for Valentine’s it makes all the florist in the world pretty happy as well as this is a holiday when floral establishments boom, and often find it difficult to keep those blooms in stock. In 2013, more than200 million roses were produced for Valentine’s Day alone.

Who are All of those Roses For?

It isn’t difficult to imagine who all those roses are meant for. Seventy-five percent of all of the roses sold are purchased by men to give not only to their wives, or lovers, but also for their mothers and daughter’s as well. Women also purchase roses for their husbands or boyfriends, but more often women purchase these flowers for their mothers, daughters and even friends. They even purchase roses for themselves.

The Color of Love

As you would expect 43% of all cut flowers sold on Valentine’s day are red roses. With 29% of the cut flower sales being cut roses in other colors. By choosing the right color of rose, you can express your feelings without saying a word. Here are what certain colors of roses mean.

  • Red roses-passionate love. These are the roses you want to give to that special someone to express the passion and romance you feel for them.

  • Purple- “I’ll always love you.” this color of rose makes a great gift for a child, a sibling, or a parent.

  • Pink-appreciation. You may want to give some pink roses to a friend, a co-worker, or employee that has went above and beyond the call of duty.

  • Yellow- Friendship

  • Orange desire. Mixing up red and orange roses together, may just send a powerful message to that woman or man who love and earn you a night of romance you may not soon forget.

Playing by the Numbers

While most people elect to send or give a dozen roses for Valentine’s day, in actual fact the number of roses you give, also conveys a silent message whether that is your intention or not. For example, a single rose tells that recipient that they are your “one and only.” Here are a few other messages that are expressed by the number of roses you give.

If you have been dating for awhile and want to finally declare your love for that person, then three roses will declare that love. If you want to ensure that that love one knows that your heart belongs entirely to them then 3 dozen roses declares that message loud and clear.

Eleven roses on the other hand, declares that you are the “missing rose” that makes the recipient’s world complete. And for those of you who are looking for a novel way to propose marriage on Valentine’s day, then try giving the love of your life two roses entwined.

Of course while the color and number of roses you choose to give can express your feelings loud and clear, that person closest to your heart may not read the message unless they have this article. However, it is safe to say, that giving Valentine’s roses in any number and in a variety of colors or red roses is sure to win her or his heart.

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