Love is in the Air

by | Jan 29, 2015 | Market News

With Valentines Day just around the corner Pahl’s wants to celebrate!  We will have beautiful roses and arrangements available just in time to bring some romance home with you.  Get your sweetie a dozen gorgeous roses for $29.99, or include a $25 Pahl’s gift card along with the roses for only $50!  If you would like an arrangement we will have those for $59.99.  We will also have some smaller blooming plants to choose from.  These will be available Friday (from 9am to 5pm) & Saturday (from 10am to 2pm), February 13th and 14th but supplies will be limited so be sure to stop in early!

The history of Valentine’s Day, and the story of its patron saint, is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.

In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400.  Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America.

Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

The history of giving your loved one Valentine’s Day flowers comes from the old-fashioned custom of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages.  Flowers have always been a popular gift and roses are the favorite each Valentine’s Day. The rose is the traditional Valentine’s Day flower, as it signifies romantic love.  Happy Valentine’s Day!


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