Valentine’s Day Bouquet: Make it more meaningful!

Americans will buy somewhere in the ballpark of 200 million roses for their Valentine’s sweethearts. While roses are a safe bet, there are many other beautiful flowers with special meaning behind them. To make your offering even more memorable, compose a little note (or even a poem!) describing your feelings and how your loved one is like the lovely flowers you’ve chosen! Marriage has a super-inclusive, alphabetical list of flowers and their meaning. Check it out here. Here’s a partial list:

BABY’S BREATH: Innocence.

CALLA LILY: Magnificent beauty.

CARNATION: Fascination, distinction, divine love.

CHRYSANTHEMUM: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth, long life, joy.

DAFFODIL: Joy, happiness.

DAISY: Innocence, loyal love.

FERN: Sincerity, magic, fascination, confidence, shelter.

FORGET-ME-NOT: True love, hope, remembrance, memories.

GARDENIA: You’re lovely, secret love, joy, sweet love, good luck.

HYACINTH, BLUE: Constancy.

IRIS: Wisdom, valued friendship, faith, hope, valor, passion.

IVY: Fidelity, wedded love, friendship.

LILY: Majesty, wealth, pride, innocence, purity

ORCHID: Rare beauty, love, refinement.

RANUNCULUS: You are radiant with charm, radiant charm, attractive.

ROSE: Love, passion, perfection.

SUNFLOWER: Follows the sun as it grows, adoration, devotion.

TULIP: Perfect lover.

ZINNIA: Thoughts of absent friends, in memory of an absent friend.

And a helpful graphic from FrugalDad!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

flower guide