Happy Valentine's Month, everyone! Being a floral studio, we obviously love February and all the amazing people we get to work with and create flowers for. For this month's blog, we want to give you a little history on why we send flowers, as well as show you some of our favorite ways to gift your loved ones a unique and memorable floral arrangement.
Originating in third century Rome, legends declare that the history of Valentine’s Day began with a young priest who refused to deny young lovers their right to marriage. During this time, marriage was outlawed for young men as it was decided that they were best suited as soldiers. However, that young priest -- Valentine, was still performing marriages in secret. Upon being discovered for his now illegal act, Valentine was imprisoned and sentenced to death.
While in jail, Valentine found himself falling in love with his jailor's daughter. Upon facing his death sentence, he sent her one last love letter, and signed it, "From your Valentine." He was executed on February 14, 270AD. Nearly two hundred years later, February 14th was dedicated to "Saint Valentine," and today, we celebrate his noble actions for love every year by sending cards, flowers, sweets and love.
At White Fig Designs, we are excited to create flowers for you and your loved ones that are not your average grocery-store dozen red roses. We love to piece together various elements and color palettes to create arrangements and bouquets that are interesting, beautiful, and eye-catching.
This Valentine's Day, you can show your loved ones just how much you love them by sending them unique flowers curated to their individual style. We're taking orders for Valentine's week now, so don't hesitate to contact us and place your order! Below are some ideas of arrangements we'd be thrilled to create for you.
Snuggle up with your loved ones this Valentine's Day! Xoxoxo