For many people, Valentine’s Day means giving a gift of roses, plain and simple. However, did you realize that different colors of roses have different meanings? Yes, each rose color has a different purpose. This means you could, in fact, give roses to your mother, childhood friend, wife and boss and it be an appropriate gift for all the above—if you choose carefully. Consider each of these colors and their meanings as you choose your Valentine’s gifts this year.
- Red – Red means love. While it doesn’t have to stand for passionate love, such as the love between a husband and wife, this is the typical interpretation of this rose color. The traditional “dozen roses” is the gold standard way of showing someone you want them to be your valentine.
- Pink – Pink roses are a symbol of gratitude and appreciation, admiration and happiness. Giving pink roses could be a great option if you are trying to figure out what to give mom or even a boss.
- Yellow – Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship, joy and caring. Yellow roses may be a good choice for a friend or if you are a little unsure of a relationship—perhaps if you have just started dating someone but don’t feel like you are ready to give red roses.
- White – White roses are a symbol of loyalty and innocence. They are also a symbol of young love. Generally, these would be given in a devoted relationship—much the same way a red rose would be. White and red roses in a bouquet can be especially beautiful.
- Purple – Purple roses are the symbol of mysticism and “love at first sight.” These are a great option if you are trying to send a strong symbol that you care for someone and you want to take a relationship to the next level.
- Orange – Another passionate color, orange roses are very unique. Sending orange roses shows that you are excited and passionate about what the future may hold.
If you are not sure what roses are “just right” for your particular situation, why not talk to an expert? Call or contact us at Kittelbergers. Since 1928, we have been Rochester’s choice for floral excellence. Just remember, the time is right to start thinking about Valentine’s Day—it will be here before you know it!