Valentine’s Day (or ‘Saint Valentine’s Day’ as it should properly be called) is celebrated in many countries throughout the world, including China, Finland, France, Greece, India, South Korea and, perhaps most interestingly, the Welsh celebrate Dydd Santes Dwynwen (St Dwynwen’s Day) on January 25 instead of (or as well as) St. Valentine’s Day. This day commemorates St Dwynwen, the patron saint of Welsh lovers.
A popular haiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry, and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. However, there were probably more ‘Saint Valentines’ who were all connected by the fact that they were Christian martyrs.
Valentine’s day, as we all know, is a day to profess love from one person to another. This is usually a gesture from a man to a woman, but increasingly it is regardless of gender.
The tradition is to send the card and gift anonymously. But it is usually known by the recipient who it is that has pledged their love. There are a variety of gifts given, such as chocolates flowers etc. but by far the most popular is flowers, particularly the red rose.
If you want to give flowers to your beloved, there are many choices. Call Estelle’s team for exciting ideas that will meet your requirements.