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What is Valentine’s Day?

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Valentine’s Day is a yearly celebration of romantic love and admiration. This day occurs every year on the 14th of February when people send messages of love and affection to each other and are often paired with a bouquet of flowers.

History of Valentine’s Day

The day is named after St Valentine who is believed to be a priest who was martyred by Claudius II Gothicus in 270 BCE. There are various stories of different Valentines but it is believed that they may be the same person. A common legend is that St Valentine was secretly marrying couples to spare the husbands from war. Due to this, his feast day became associated with love.

Valentine’s Day Symbols

In the modern day, common ways to express love come in the form of cards filled with messages of affection. This is given to the loved recipient often with boxes of chocolates and flowers.

The most recognised symbol of Valentine’s Day is Cupid with his bow and heart arrow. This symbol is still used to this day for advertising and continues to be the most iconic Valentine’s Day symbol.

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What can be gifted for Valentine’s Day?

Flowers and chocolates are the most iconic gifts for this day. Red roses are heavily associated with this day as it symbolises love and affection.

Boxed roses such as the ‘Romantic Roses’ have become increasingly popular each year due to the unboxing experience and the luxurious presentation. The long stem of the boxed roses also makes them appealing and easy to put into a vase for longevity.

A bouquet of roses is one of the most common gifts on Valentine’s Day. They can be as classy as our ‘Rose Lover’ or as extravagant as the ‘Romantic Roses Grand’ where 12 roses are complemented with sparkling wine, a teddy bear and chocolates.

A modern gift that can be given during Valentine’s Day are hamper boxes that are filled with your loved ones’ favourite snacks and drinks. A hamper such as the ‘Sparkling Sweet Love hamper’ makes the perfect luxury gift for her with Moet champagne, chocolates and candles.

Let us know how you will show you love this Valentine’s Day by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram using the #InterfloraAU hashtag.

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