Valentine’s Day flowers


Rebecca Law, Staff Writer

You open the door and smile widely. In front of you is the most exquisitely beautiful bouquet of red roses staring back at you. It is February 14th, Valentine’s Day, and your significant other presents you with this ravishing gift.

While chocolates are a delicious gift to give on Valentine’s Day, flowers are definitely a far more meaningful gift to receive. They are meaningful because the type and color of flowers each have a unique meaning.

For example, red often represents passion, devotion, and romance. That is why many people give red roses to express love. Chocolates cannot be identified by color, much less have meaning behind each one.

Chocolates are delicious, but eating more than a couple could get overwhelming. After all, there is a limited variety to choose from. To name a few, there’s white, dark, and caramel chocolates. On the other hand, flowers have a wide variety of options to choose from. You can choose Carnations. They represent pride and admiration. Or Chrysanthemum, because they represent loyal love. 

Additionally, according to a study done by Professor Jeannette Haviland-Jones, flowers are proven to be positive emotion inducers. They promote positive moods and improve memory as well. What a plus!

Chocolates are temporary, one bite and the sweetness only lasts for a couple of seconds. Flowers can last many days with proper care and are a beautiful sight to look at.

According to a recent poll, 59.4% of students would love to be gifted flowers rather than chocolates. Clearly, many people feel the gift of sincerity from flowers.

Obviously, any gift on Valentine’s Day would be incredibly sweet, and chocolates are yummy, yet flowers are such a romantic gift!