By: Hannah Dickson
How Valentine's Day Started
Valentine's Day started during the 3rd century in Rome. We celebrate Valentines Day today to honor St. Valentine on February 14th each year. Valentine was sent to jail and during that time he fell in love. Before he was put to death he sent his love a letter signed from your valentine which we still continue to use today.
Why Flowers Became Important for Valentine's day
Flowers began being used during the 18th century when Charles II started sending them with more of a reason, such as a holiday. The rose is the traditional flower of Valentine's day since it represents love. Many use bouquets to pass on a non verbal message.
Impact on the Floral Industry
Valentines Day is the number 1 holiday for florists. Valentines Day brings in 40% of the holiday income that florists make during the year.