February 14

When we send tokens of affection on Valentine's Day, we are really celebrating two very different things.The first is the life of Saint Valentine, a Roman Christian who was jailed and eventually executed for helping other Christians. This happened on February 14, in about the year A.D. 270. It is said that while in jail, Valentine fell in love with the jailer's blind daughter and miraculously cured her blindness. Before his execution, he is supposed to have sent her a farewell note (evidently, she had learned to read amazingly quickly) signed "From Your Valentine." Coincidentally, people believed at that time that birds began mating on February 14. The idea of lovebirds soon became associated with Saint Valentine and the custom of sending cards or symbolic gifts on his feast day is centuries old. As for the heart shape used on the cards: since ancient times, the heart has symbolized love, both human and divine. And in the world of flowers, red roses have come to represent the heart and, by extention, LOVE.

On this holiday for lovers we offer the widest
variety of roses of any time during the year.
And with demand on the entire world's production
of fresh roses maxed out at this time, we plan well
ahead to make sure we can offer our customers
the very finest the market has to offer. By ordering
as far in advance as possible, you can rest easy
knowing we'll be able to provide you with exactly
what you'd like us to deliver to your special someone.

Also be sure to come in and browse through our
Found Objects, many of which are just perfect for
Valentine's gifts.