Purpleologist can make your Valentine's Day purple! Switch it up with a bouquet of purple flowers. You can do light shades, dark shades, all shades of purple. Your significant other will be sure to fall in love with your arrangement of everything purple! Unsure of what flowers come in purple? We will help you out with that. But first we wanted to share some fun facts about Valentine's Day since it is just around the corner.
The Story Behind Valentine's Day
One of the legends behind Valentine's Day is that is was inspired by Saint Valentine. St. Valentine was a Roman saint that was killed because he was secretly marrying couples in defiance of the Roman Emperor. Marriage was forbidden because the Roman men were refusing conscription in order to stay home with their wives.
Saint Valentine was executed on February 14th, 270 A.D.
Can you guess when the first greeting card was sent?
Duke of Orleans was french royalty and known as prince of blood. Also known for sending the first greeting card to his wife while in prison in the Tower of London. The card is now on display at a museum in London.
Who is Cupid?
Cupid was son of the goddess Venus. He is known for being the god of desire. He is a winged child that would pierce hearts with his arrows, causing his victims to fall in love.
Cupid remains popular as he is featured on greeting cards, boxes of chocolate, and is a major marketing tool for Valentines Day.
How much do you spend on Valentine's Day?
The average man spends close to $150.00 on Valentine's gifts.
Chocolate is a staple of Valentine's Day... boxes of chocolate, chocolate hearts, assorted chocolates!
Did you know that the first evidence of chocolate was a chocolate beverage dating all the way back to 1900 B.C.
Flowers and Valentine's Day
Did you know that 198,000,000 roses are produced just for Valentine's Day.
Here are some example of Purple flowers that we recommend for your bouquet.
Roses are purple,
Violets are purple... Well that's not really how the poem goes, but you get the picture right?
Purple roses were developed by man and have various meanings. Although, primarily the meaning stands for enchantment. The giver of the purple rose is meaning to express that they have fallen in love with person they are giving them to. Click here to see beautiful purple roses.
Carnations are generally used to express fascination and love. Carnations come in various amounts of colors and can have different associations. Purple carnations suggest capriciousness (sudden and unpredictable). Sounds like a fun Valentine's date to me! How about a spontaneous sunset stroll down the sands of Myrtle Beach.
Lilies come in several colors... purple, orange, red, green, and white. Lilies represent devotion and friendship.
If you do a bouquet of all 3 mentioned flowers, you will being expressing love, devotion, friendship, and spontaneity. You will have a big hit on your hands!