Valentine's Day Flowers Delivered - 14th February 2018

Every year on February 14th we celebrate Valentine's Day which usually involves, amongst other things, sending a bouquet of romantic flowers to our significant other or our crush. But how exactly did this tradition come about?

The origin of Valentine's Day is said to begin in 3rd century Rome. The reigning Emperor Claudius II made it for illegal for young men to marry, the justification being that single men were better soldiers.

An indignant young priest by the name of Valentine chose to fight this oppression by continuing to marry young couples in secret ceremonies. When an enraged Claudius found out about this he sentenced Valentine to death. Whilst in prison awaiting execution, Valentine developed feelings for the daughter of the jailer. Before his death, he wrote to her, signing off the letter "from your Valentine." The date of Valentine's execution was February the 14th, 270AD.

It wasn't until approximately 226 years later that Pope Gelasius nominated the 14th as Valentine's Day in honour of Valentine who, by this point, had been sainted. This explains why we celebrate St Valentine's Day and why we often send cards signed "your Valentine." But why are flowers in particular so popular as a gift on this occasion?

There are various reasons for this. Generally, flowers have always signified romance and love in mankind's ceremonies. Historically, the middle of February also coincided with fertility festivals during which flowers were always popular. We can also look to the language of flowers for more clues as to why flowers are such a popular Valentine's Day gift. Since the 18th century it has been a custom to send flowers to convey a specific meaning without using words. Flowers such as roses have always been used to convey feelings of love, romance and passion.

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    12 Red Roses - True Romance
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Our range of Romantic Flowers are now available for Valentine's Day, all with free standard delivery! Gorgeous Valentines Day Flowers of the highest quality, and delivered fresh to anywhere in the UK. Designed by our expert florists, this year our romantic valentines range includes the classic simplicity of the very best quality Twelve Red Roses – also available with lush green aspidistra leaves as Love - 20 Red Roses, a lovely romantic gesture to send your loved one.

For the luxurious touch our arrangements of two dozen red roses or the classic Single Red Rose might be the ideal Valentines Day gift to celebrate the occasion. Our gorgeous range of romantic flowers will be cherished this valentines day, and we can include personal gifts like chocolate or a handwritten card to spoil your special someone.

Here at Clare Florist we have a superb selection of Romantic Flowers, Valentine's Flowers and flower Gift Sets. From a luxury Single Red Rose or Twelve Red Roses - traditional ways to display your love and affection, to luxury hand-tied bouquets like Promised Roses and amazing extravagant bespoke bouquets to the value of more than £100, that our expert florists will design just for you. Whatever you choose, it will be the perfect Valentines Day Flowers gift to illustrate your amour and appreciation.

Clare Florist is the best place online to find the finest quality freshest flowers available, to send as a same day flower delivery or for a next day flower delivery, whatever Valentine's Flowers you require; from roses to carnations, freesia to Lilies or sunflowers to orchids – we stock a huge variety of various flowers in a host of colours; romantic red flowers, fresh white flowers, vibrant yellow flowers, seductive orange flowers and passionate purple flowers that you will discover in our beautiful Valentine's Day Flowers hand-tied bouquets. All are available including delivery to any postcode in the UK.

If you want to know the meanings of the romantic flowers that you are sending then check out our flower meanings page and chose specific flowers that convey that special romantic message. Whatever your romantic flower requirements, you can order your Valentine's Day Flowers securely online, or over the phone by calling 0800 073 7676 and speaking with one of our flower experts.