For millions of people around the world, the greatest expression of love comes in the form of the simple, delicate flower.
As this year’s Valentine’s Day reaches a crescendo this week, we’re reflecting on the work you’ve done in order to bring flowers to the U.S., Europe and Asia in February.
Because of you, lovebirds both young and old are able to create deeper connections and relationships to the ones they love. Every day during the first few weeks in February, we’re shipping tons of flowers, candy and chocolates through our network to fulfill your mission of making fresh-cut flowers available to everyone.
From the majestic rose to young, spritely carnations to the pure, innocent calla lily, we’re moving many different flowers that have a wide variety of deeper meanings behind them.
The classic rose is, by far, the most popular flower during the holiday. And for good reason. A symbol of passion, the deep red rose is the most iconic flower of romance.
Rich in symbolism, the carnation is the fascinating new love for those young, passionate lovebirds. Or as Jack Kerouac says, the ones “that burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
Comfort, warmth and true love. The tulip is perhaps the most graceful and elegant of the traditional Valentine’s Day flowers.
The exotic orchid is that rare and delicate beauty that demands your admiration. In China, orchids are emblematic of integrity and friendship.
The standard for purity and gratitude, calla lilies are some of our favorite flowers. Brides often use them on the wedding day, making them a symbol of innocence and love.
While each flower symbolizes a different unique meaning, they all share one vital similarity – they need warmer climates to grow.
So as you appreciate your crucial role in this global holiday of love, consider the scale and collaboration it takes in order to bring beauty, love, strength, fascination and purity to the rest of the world.
Because of you, love is in the air.