Are flowers the way to go for Valentine's Day this year?
11th January 2017
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Before we know it, that "day of love" will be here - the internationally recognised day of Valentine's Day where we show our loved ones just how much they mean to us.

Of course rather than just showing it on just one day each year, I think most of us would be up for a much more regular display of affection! So this year I'm dropping very large hints to the other half to suggest that instead of me popping into the florist every week to pick up my flowers for display in the house, why doesn't he have it taken care of for me by having a contract for delivery?! Fingers crossed he takes the hint and visits Elliza Wade in Bromley before 14th February...!

But where exactly did the whole Valentine's Day tradition of buying flowers and saying "I love you" come from? It dates back to the thrid century in Rome where a young priest called Valentine, who after being sentenced to death fell in love with his jailer's daughter and sent her a letter before his execution signed "From your Valentine". He was then executed on 14th February.

The connection to flowers is mostly likely due to the fact that February historically falls within the timings of fertility festival celebrations, and flowers have symbolized fertility, love, marriage, and romance for centuries.

A bouquet of flowers is truly romantic, the perfect way to show your affection.

So why not carry on the tradition and say your "I love yous" this year with the perfect bouquet of flowers from our favourite florists, Elliza Wade!

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