The holiday of love can be a stressful event. Couples together for years are on the hunt for a new twist on the flower gifting. Those in a new relationship are wondering how to send the correct message without being over-zealous or too remote. Singles raise their hand and ask, “What about me?” There’s no need to be a Valentine’s Day amateur. Everyone can feel like a Valentine’s gifting pro with a little help from your flower friends.

Flowers can convey a gentle caress, a big bear hug, a simple “you’re special,” or a grand “I love you.” Which message is correct for you? Florists around the world are at the ready to help you navigate the flower world to find the perfect floral gift with just the right amount of romance and unique creativity.

Let’s start at the beginning with young love (no matter the age). A bright palette of sunshine hues is sure to make the recipient smile. Male, female, young, old – everyone likes to receive flowers. Add a creative wrap at the base and you are on-trend with textured style.Valentine’s Day - Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, www.floraldesigninstitute.com

Valentine’s Day - Photo Courtesy Florists' Review magazine. Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, www.floraldesigninstitute.com

Photo Courtesy Florists’ Review magazine

Once you’ve established your relationship and you’re ready to commit to love, you have so many romantic options. Stay true to the traditional red rose updated with garden roses in a pavé heart. This is a contemporary gift they’ll love.

For the mature relationship looking for something new, flowers can be a gift that subtly says, “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Heart-shaped anthurium in the Pantone color of the year “Greenery,” sends your message with sophisticated style. Valentine’s Day - Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, www.floraldesigninstitute.com

 

Think pink, think soft, think romantic love. There’s no need to add hearts and glitter to make this arrangement say, “I love you.” Valentine’s Day - Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, www.floraldesigninstitute.com

Of course, there are the classic choices of red, pink and roses, roses, roses. Staying true to the iconic colors and flowers of the holiday will shout out “Happy Valentine’s Day” to anyone and everyone. Valentine’s Day - Photo Courtesy Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, www.floraldesigninstitute.com

Flowers, in all their variety and colorful hues are the perfect Valentine gift. Now…what to write on the card…bonus tips to help you gift like a pro on the day of love.

Send the flowers before the holiday with a loving note:

  • “Couldn’t wait another day to say, I love you!”
  • “Valentine’s Day and every day, I am grateful for you!”
  • “When I’m with you, every day is Valentine’s Day.”

If you do wait for the day, be sure to order early. Your florist can deliver or, even better, pick the flowers up and deliver them yourself so you can see the smile of delight. Of course, you still want a card. Here are a few more sentiments to help you out:

  • “I’m so excited to be sharing our first Valentine’s Day together. Here’s to many more!”
  • “My heart is all yours!”
  • “Love blooms in many colors!”
  • “Will you be my Valentine?”
  • “U R 2 Cute!”

What are some creative ways to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” on the floral enclosure card?