Roses are red, violets are blue… Yes, you guessed it; Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you are a hopeless romantic- or a cynic struggling to come up with romantic ideas to spoil your loved one – we can help you at Impala Flora. At the very least, the love of your life is expecting flower arrangements and small spoils to show off to friends… Don’t leave her empty-handed!

At Impala Flora, we have seen Valentine’s Days come and go, and we are happy to report that each and every year, we have been overjoyed at the love and happiness that has been shared between hundreds of people, not just in South Africa, but globally. Whether you are looking for hampers or delicate arrangements, our friendly team at Impala Flora is more than willing and happy to assist. Let us create the type of Valentine’s Day gift that sends the perfect message.

Why are Flowers Traditionally Sent on Valentine’s Day? 

We all know why we celebrate Valentine’s Day, but what is the significance of sending flowers? Legend tells us that in the 18th century, Charles II of Sweden introduced the custom of sending flowers to pass on a message. At the time, each type of flower had a specific meaning or sentiment attached to it, and so a message could be sent sending only a flower or flower bunches (and no actual note). Today, most flowers used as gifts symbolise fertility, romance, love, sympathy, luck and marriage.

Before you send flower arrangements or flower bunches, find out what the flower or plant typically symbolises. You might find yourself making better Valentine’s Day flower choices.

Need more advice or would like to place an order? Simply contact us via email or telephone at Impala Flora today.