St. Valentine’s Day has been associated with love and romance since the time of Chaucer. The day evolved into an occasion for sweethearts to express their affection for one another by the 15th century. Ever since that time we have shown our love with heart-shaped cards, the image of cupid, sweet confections and flowers.
Flowers, especially roses, have been used to express heartfelt emotions. The color was used to communicate a message that the sender couldn’t capture in words or may have been reluctant to say.
Be it red, white or yellow, roses convey so much alone or in a bunch, or matched with other, complementary flowers. If you learn a bit about the “floriography” of the different colors of roses you can understand their true meaning and the color you choose can add special meaning to your gift.
In Kate’s article on Wayfair’s My Way Home blog she explores the meanings associated with the each color of rose so that you can be sure that the color you choose matches the meaning of the message you want to send to that special someone.