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When you think of Valentine’s Day, chances are one of two images comes to mind: a sweet box of chocolates, or a romantic bouquet of red roses. It makes sense that the rose imagery comes to mind, especially since the symbol actually dates all the way back to ancient Greece.
In Greek mythology, legend has it that rose bushes grew from the ground watered with the tears of Aphrodite (the goddess of love) and the blood of her lover Adonis, making it the obvious flower choice to symbolize their passion and commitment.
Once King Charles II of Sweden discovered the meaning of the red rose on a trip to Persia in the late 1600’s, he brought them home with him and shared the language of flowers with his homeland. Giving red roses to your partner on Valentine’s Day quickly became a popular gesture across Europe, and is still in practice across the globe today.
If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year with a rose bouquet of your own, starting today you’ll be able to shop and save on your next floral delivery from 1800Flowers. Starting Jan. 28, you can save $20 on your next order of two dozen red roses, with guaranteed delivery by Feb. 14. — no membership or discount code needed.
Available in either a clear or red vase, the bouquet is currently on sale starting at just $60, down from the regular price of $80. If you’d rather stick with florals on their own, you’ll find even bigger savings with 24 loose stems available for $50.
After making your selection, simply enter your recipient’s postal code and delivery date, along with your message of choice to guarantee an expertly arranged and hand-delivered bouquet. This deal won’t last forever though, so you’ll want to take advantage of this exclusive sale before it’s over on Feb. 12.
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