Valentine’s Day Flowers & Roses

Valentine’s Day 14 Feb 2014 holds a special meaning particularly to the Chinese this year. 14 Feb will also be the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, or “Yuan Xiao Jie” . It is like a dose of ‘double happiness’ hence marking this day a rather significant day this year.

Red roses are most commonly sought after flowers for this special day. As rose symbolizes LOVE and red roses represents sincere Love & Respect, Courage & Passion. Sending red roses to convey the message of your passionate love for that someone; saying “I love you”.

Send deep pink roses to show your appreciation & gratitude; saying “Thank you” Send light pink roses to convey admiration

White roses are commonly used as traditional bridal bouquet during weddings to symbolize a happy love. You can nevertheless use them to convey the message of “You are heavenly, I miss you”. Innocence, Purity, To Honor, Remembrance .To promote purity at special occasions

Purple roses represents, enchantment & enthrallment. The purple rose conveys a meaning that is widely used for enthrallment for first impressions. This also makes it favorite for Valentine’s day.

And the number of roses represents the following:

Numbers of Rose Meanings

1 Rose – Love at first sight

2 Roses – A common love between both parties

3 Roses – I love you

6 Roses – I devoted to you; I want to be yours

7 Roses – I’m taken with you

9 Roses – Everlasting Love

10 Roses – You are perfect

11 Roses – Your the one that is most important in my life

12 Roses – Be my sweetheart

This year, we are introducing a wide range of new hand bouquets, hygrangeas and even flowers arranged in the shape of a minion. Visit our Valentine’s Day 2014 category.

Valentine's Day Promo

Valentine’s Day Promo

Valentine’s 2013

This year we saw Valentine’s Day falling within the same week as the Chinese New Year. Given the strong family oriented celebration, coupled with the long holidays, many had taken the opportunity to travel overseas. The repercussion? We believe many people had given Valentine’s Day a miss for the more important and busy Chinese new year celebration. Hence, even with the wider variety of designs and prices, we saw lesser people buying flowers for their loved ones this year. Nevertheless, as with every year, we enjoyed ourselves during this season arranging orders for Valentine’s moments. Many of our florists though admitted that it is hard work but had equally enjoyed themselves working alongside many other fellow florists and friends.

Valentine Florist Briefing Session

Valentine Florist Briefing Session

Valentine's Customer Service

Valentine’s Customer Service

Chinese Valentine’s Day – 23 Aug 2012

Today may be a common day for most of you, but for Chinese people, it has special meanings. It is the Double Seventh Festival, which is considered the Chinese Valentine’s Day. There’s a beautiful but sad story behind.

Long ago, there was a boy, clever, diligent and honest. Orphaned at an early age, he was very poor. However, he adopted an abandoned old buffalo, which proved to be very loyal and helped him a lot. The two enjoyed a good relationship so villagers came to know him by the name of the Cowherd.

At the same time, the youngest of the seven celestial princesses had grown tired of the secluded life in the heavenly palace. She longed for a mundane life she often saw down beneath her. That was a very pervert idea to cherish in heaven. Yet, determined to pursue her own happiness, she sneaked out and descended onto the earth and to the sudden happiness of the Cowherd with whom she had fallen in love.

They married and had a lovely boy and a girl. While the Cowherd worked in the fields with his old pal the buffalo, the heavenly princess weaved at home to help support the family. Villagers all admired her excellent weaving skill. She was now well-known as the Weaving Girl.

The family lived peacefully and happily until the girl‘s celestial royal family found her missing and traced her to the village. (By the way, it is popularly believed that a day in heaven accounts for years on the earth. The years she had spent with the Cowherd was but a day or so by the celestial calendar.)

The Celestial Empress was in such a wrath that she gave her daughter only two choices: to go back home or see her husband and children destroyed. She had no choice but to leave.

The old buffalo suddenly began to speak to the astonished young man, saying that he was dying in no time and asking him to use his hide as a vehicle to catch up with his wife. And off he sailed to heaven taking his young son and daughter in two baskets.
Fearing that the young man would catch up, the empress took out her hair spin and drew a big river across the sky, known to the Chinese as the Silvery River (the Milky Way in the West). She wanted to separate the family forever.
However, all the magpies in the world, deeply touched by the story, came to their rescue. Each year, on the seventh day of the seventh month, they would flock together to form a bridge so that the family may enjoy a brief reunion.

The day, 7th July of lunar calendar, became a traditional festival as the story hands down. And impressed by the story, a famous poet in Song Dynasty named Qin Guan wrote a beautiful poem for them:

Clouds float like works of art;
Stars shoot with grief at heart.
Across the Milky Way the Cowherd meets the Maid,
When autumn’s Golden Wind embraces Dew of Jade,
All the love scenes on earth, however many, fade.
Their tender love flows like a stream;
This happy date seems but a dream.
Can they bear a separate homeward way?
If love between both sides can last for age,
Why need they stay together night and day?

Every human will die and every story will be forgetten someday, but the pursuit for love and freedom will never fade.
Happy Chinese Valentine’s Day to everyone and hope the world would be just like the old saying, all shall be well, and Jack shall have Jill.

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