Valentine’s Day Facts
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Approximately 5 million blooms are expected to be delivered around Australia over the Valentine’s Day period. We don’t even want to think about how many petals that is…
With nearly 600 Interflora Florists nationwide, it’s more than likely that your flowers will be handcrafted and delivered by a local Interflora Florist.
Almost 15% of Interflora Valentine’s Day orders are sent anonymously. That’s a lot of secret admirers!
Around 1% of Interflora Valentine’s Day deliveries are actual wedding proposals – some florists have even been requested to deliver the diamond ring with the flowers. We hope the recipient said yes!
Other interesting Interflora Valentine’s Day orders from the past include filling an entire room with fragrant roses, and another sending a single rose on the hour, every hour, for 12 hours. Now that’s romance.
The oldest known evidence of a Valentine’s Day gift is a 15th century woodcut showing a knight receiving flowers from a maiden. During these times, it was customary for women to give men flowers.
Today, while almost 85% of Interflora Valentine’s Day customers are men sending flowers to women, we are starting to see the tradition swing back to more women sending flowers to men, and of course men to men and women to women. Love truly blooms for all at Valentine’s Day.
The tradition of sending roses
as a Valentine’s Day gift is very well established, the most popular choice of floral gift being one dozen rich red roses.
However, tastes and trends are changing, with a rise in popularity of other coloured roses and even different flower varieties such as lilies and wildflowers being given for Valentine’s Day.
Bouquets and arrangements are handcrafted by a local florist and we guarantee the freshness, flower quality, and value of every order sent.
This Valentine’s Day, leave it to the experts! Order your Valentine’s Day delivery now.
Discover more Valentine’s Day Facts or read about the origins of Valentine’s Day.
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