I Love You?
February 14, 2011
It's Valentine's day and you're either 'in' or you're way 'out'. Her relationship status and current state of expectations will help determine the turnout. Valentine's Day has her sending cards of love to her parents and friends. Musical cards are big, many will open a Valentine and hear their favorite love serenade, like Elvis's Love Me Tender, along with the songs you are playing on the air. Walk into any card store and the aisles will be crowded with shoppers looking for the perfect card and testing what they sound like. She's baked and frosted pink cupcakes for her child's classroom; sugar rules in the classroom today as do those sweet little valentine's kids pass out. She might cook a delicious meal for those she loves. Some will receive roses, candy, or jewelry. If she's married with kids and she and her husband desire to dine out, the availability of a babysitter will determine when they celebrate.
Valentine's Day is on a Monday so some already celebrated over this last weekend.
This date does not hold as much weight as most holidays, yet it has the potential to be extremely disappointing, depending on her circumstances.
Those in the service industry will be extra busy today serving lovers and women who want to prove they don't need a man's attention to celebrate this day. Really, offices of women will literally boycott this day by going out after work because no one has a sweetheart. Restaurant workers, florists, delivery drivers, candy store clerks, fragrance specialists, and jewelers will have an increase in sales this week. There's a lot of red being worn today too. I give this day a 5 on the 'scale of importance' unless you receive a singing telegram (they do still do them), then please send that serenade my way so I can post it on You-tube. Life is like a box of chocolates; today it's a heart-shaped box.
She buzz words
- Stuffed animal
- Conversation hearts
Right now she could be working at
- An restaurant waiting to wait tables
- A florist
- A card/drug store
- A candy store
She could be a
- Pastry chef
- Stationary saleswoman
- Fragrance specialist
Valentine's Day is not a make-or-break holiday for her. Sure, if she has a boyfriend she's expecting some- thing nice like flowers, candy, or jewelry, but many single she's are just not into the disappointment of not receiving anything. They refuse to get their hopes up. Her bigger dilemma if she is "seeing" someone is what's appropriate to give to him. Buying a Valentine's gift for a man is not easy, nor is the attached sentiment; this might not be the time to come on too strong. Plus, red boxer shorts really aren't the easiest gift to give. This is, however, a prime opportunity to really surprise a certain she, having a gift delivered to an office is sweet.
She could be getting an extra special message with her Valentine's Day flowers. Here are what each rose color signifies:
- Red: Love and Romance; true love.
- Yellow: Friendship, Joy, Wellness. Yellow has been closely associated with the sun. They send a message of appreciation and platonic love without the romantic subtext of other colors. The color represents feelings of joy and delight.
- Pink: Love, Gratitude, Appreciation. Pink stands for grace and elegance, as well as sweetness and poetic romance. Dark pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, and are a traditional way to say thanks. Light pink roses are associated with gentleness and admiration, and can also be used as an expression of sympathy.
- White: Purity, Innocence, Sympathy, Spirituality. Early tradition used white roses as a symbol for true love, an association which would. Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose is a traditional wedding flower. White roses are also associated with honor and reverence, which makes them a fitting memorial for a departed loved one.
- Orange: Desire, Enthusiasm and Passion. Orange roses were seen as a bridge between friendship symbolized by yellow roses and love represented by red roses. They can be an expression of fascination, or a gift to say 'I'm proud of you.'
- Lavender: Enchantment, Majesty, Love at First Sight. The color purple associates with royalty, it suggests an air of regal majesty and splendor.
Here are 12 things a florist won't tell you as per Reader's Digest:
- If you want more flowers for your money, find a florist in your recipient's town and call him directly. Making sure you look for a physical address in town.
- It's wise to ask for extra flower food packets.
- Use a sharp, non-serrated knife not scissors to cut a quarter of an inch off the bottom of stems, at an angle before arranging flowers in a vase.
- Weddings are not that profitable for florists mainly because of labor costs. The hope is once a wedding is done right you will be a repeat customer
- Tropical flowers in a geometric vase without a lot of greenery are trendy right now.
- For Valentine's Day other red flowers could be just a nice and more reasonably priced.
- Use warm water in vases.
- Pick out bridesmaid dresses before coming in for a flower consultation.
- If you call to complain that your flowers died after just three days, we assume you did not add water to the vase.
* A red antherium is becoming the new hot flower for Valentine's Day. This tropical flower from Hawaii resembles a heart and comes in a true brilliant red color.
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