No, of course not, no one is forcing you to!! That being said we sincerely hope that you include flowers in your life as a gift giving option. Valentine's Day (or week, as we like to call it) is one of the busiest floral holidays of the year and rightly so. Few gifts are as emotional as flowers and few holidays are more personal than Valentine's Day!
Perhaps the real beginning of flower giving as we know it today was in the Middle Ages, where flowers where given as tokens of affection by lovers. In a conservative society giving particular flowers in the flower delivery could act as a secret message from the giver to the recipient. Flower delivery was an early form of the text message, then, with perhaps a little more subtlety and a lot more beauty!
Of course, red roses have always been viewed as the most romantic flowers to express love but with an endless assortment to choose from, the possibilities are endless! But as with all supply and demand, when the demand goes up, supply goes down and prices rises. Remember, it's not about what flowers you send or if you send them on that day. Romance and flowers go hand in hand all year long. Sending flowers once during the year at Valentine's Day is nice but isn't it nice to send them after a romantic weekend? Or after your lover has been especially kind to you? What about birthdays and special dates such as your anniversary? I think people who receive flowers at other times of the year (whether delivered or just picked up and brought by the sender in person) are less likely to demand we buy flowers for them on the busiest - most costly day of the year. My advise, don't fall into that trap. Send them on Valentine's Day if you choose to do so but remember, flowers let you express your feelings of love 364 other days of the year too!!
To view our selection of Valentine's day flowers visit our website at http://www.sendingsmiles.com/