The Love Language of the Love Picker™ Gold Rose

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The Love Language of the Love Picker™ Gold Rose

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again and lovers everywhere will be buying roses for their sweethearts. Instead of following this love language tradition, give your lover something different this year – something she can hold onto forever.

Real roses will wither and fade, but a Love Picker™ Gold Rose will remain preserved indefinitely – a true testament to the enduring power of love. The delicate petals of a rose, combined with the sophisticated elegance of gold, is a cherished gift that will last a lifetime.

But why do we spend an average of $250 million for Valentine’s roses each February? When did this tradition begin and why? For that matter, why is there even a Valentine’s Day? There are several theories, all of which make sense.

Valentines Day History

One Catholic theory states that we celebrate Valentine’s Day to honor – not one, but two – martyrs who were executed on February 14 during the 3rd century by Roman Emperor Claudius II. Saint Valentine of Terni, one of the two, officiated the weddings of Roman soldiers against the emperor’s wishes; this is where the association with love came from.

The tradition of exchanging cards or letters also came from St. Valentine of Terni. While imprisoned and awaiting execution, the young saint fell in love with a girl he tutored. Before dying, he wrote a letter professing his love to her and signed it “From your Valentine.”

Before February 14 was called St. Valentine’s Day, it was a very different celebration called Lupercalia. In the late 5th century, Pope Gelasius I outlawed the pagan holiday.

In the late 5th century A.C.E., Pope Gelasius I outlawed Lupercalia. Some sources contend that he designated the celebration of St. Valentine’s Day on February 14 to replace it.

The 8th-century Gelasian Sacramentary first documented the Feast of Saint Valentine in February. During the 14th century, the Feast became associated with courtly love, symbolized by the lovebirds of early Spring. While we consider February the middle of winter in the USA, Great Britain once considered the mating season for birds to be Spring.

Another theory, determined by American English professor Jack B. Oruch, states that the modern Valentine’s Day was invented by the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who died in the 15th century. The most famous line in Chaucer’s “The Parliament of Fowls” states: “For this was on Saint Valentine’s Day, when every fowl comes there his mate to take.”

The mid-19th century marked the beginning of many of the commercialized traditions we grew up with.  Victorian men wooed women with flowers, Richard Cadbury created the first heart-shaped box of chocolates, and the New England Confectionery Company, or Necco, began stamping out an early version of Conversation Hearts.

In the early 1900s, the first official Valentine’s Day cards were distributed by a small American company named Hallmark. It was also during this time that Victorians used floral bouquets to deliver a message to their sweethearts.

According to Kate Greenway, author of The Language of Flowers, the giving of bouquets is called “floriography” and officially solidified the red rose’s romantic status. Learning the language of flowers was a popular hobby in Victorian England, where women had limited roles in society. The idea that each flower possesses a specific meaning gave women the means to communicate and express themselves silently.

In 1819, French author Charlotte de Latour published Langage des fleurs, a dictionary for the language of flowers. The book alphabetically defined each flower and within three decades, nine editions of the English translation had been printed.

In de Latour’s chapter on the rose, the flower is defined as symbolizing love. “Who that ever could sing has not sung the Rose! The poets have not exaggerated its beauty, or completed its panegyric,” she wrote.

Today’s Valentine’s Day Trends

Today, roses are a universal symbol of love, with the meaning being shared across various cultures. Valentine’s Day – February 14th – is celebrated worldwide and is the busiest day for florists with an estimated 250 million roses sold globally.

Every Love Picker™ Gold Rose turns the magnificent flower into an extraordinary gift. The genuine 24k gold plating that encases the preserved rose gives each one a touch of luxury and opulence.

The Love Picker™ 24k Gold Rose was inspired by our passion for creating magical moments. Each rose is hand-selected for its unique beauty, and then undergoes a meticulous preservation method, ensuring that its natural form remains intact.

Love Picker™ roses have been gifted for many reasons, and can be given alone, or as an elegant addition to a gift. We have a variety of gift sets available for both women and men and name engraving on the box is available.

Our team of engineers, designers, and testers take great pride in offering only the best selection of hand-crafted gift boxes to protect your beautiful rose. Each Love Picker™ Gold Rose comes with a Certificate of Authentication.

This Valentine’s Day, give your sweetheart an everlasting gift of love using the language of flowers.

 

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