Roses are one of the most gifted items on Valentine's Day, but did you know there's a meaning for each color variety and the number given?
Here's the 411 on roses so you can make sure you choose the right bouquet for her on V-Day.
The Color of the Rose
Red - is the ultimate romantic way to say, "I love you". Red also stands for courage and respect. Send a red rose to your Valentine, but it's also perfect for a soldier or woman you know who's gone through a trying time and triumphed.
White - is the color of innocence and also conveys the message, "you're heavenly." It's a great gift for a new love or crush.
Red & white together - signify unity. White roses with red edges do, too. What a terrific surprise for your first Valentine's together or your newlywed friends!
Pink - symbolizes grace, sophistication and elegance. Deep pink stands for gratefulness and appreciation, while light pink conveys more admiration. Any shade of pink or a mixture will be perfect for your grandmother, mother or another woman you look up to and admire.
Yellow " stands for joy, gladness and friendship. Imagine the look on the face of your best friend when they receive a dozen sunny yellow roses from you.
Coral or Orange - symbolizes enthusiasm and desire. It's time to get off the fence and declare your love to your secret crush!
Pale Colors - of any sort convey warmth and friendship. Send these to your gal pals or sisters who have been by your side through thick and thin.
The Number of Roses
It's not just the color of the roses that defines the sender's message, but the number of roses sent!
A Dozen Roses - stand for, "there are dozens of ways I care about you." A bouquet of roses in full bloom signifies, "I'm so thankful that you are in my life".
A Single Rose - stands for simplicity. In full bloom it means, "I love you" or "I love you still".
Two Roses - taped or wired together to form a single stem signals an engagement or coming marriage. What a unique way to propose!
Two Dozen Roses - stands for the 24 hours in a day. They tell your loved one you think about them every hour!
Three Dozen Roses - signify a romantic attachment unlike any other. A truly exceptional surprise sure to create a lasting impression.
Four Dozen Roses - mean unchanging and unconditional love. Sent to that one-and-only Valentine, they are a gift of extraordinary extravagance that will show how you truly feel.
But, even if you choose not to stick with these traditional meanings, roses are always a beautiful gift to give and to recieve - regardless of the color or number. At Celebrations, we hope your Valentine's Day comes up roses!