Valentine’s Day can be a bit awkward if you’re in a new relationship. What can you do to show your appreciation without going overboard, or without expressing too much emotion too soon? If you crossed sending Valentine’s flowers off your list of ideas, add it back on there, because who wouldn’t want to receive a breathtaking bouquet of flowers?
For a new sweetheart, however, consider sending a flower or plant arrangement that is beyond the traditional bouquet of red roses and isn’t too everlasting-love focused.
Bright and Cheerful
Show your sweetheart how happy you feel when you’re around them by sending a daisy bouquet. A bouquet of sunshine crafted with fresh, vibrant yellow and white daisies is the perfect way to express innocence, purity and new beginnings. For a symbol of happiness, consider sending a bouquet of yellow sunflowers. This type of flower is perfect for a new love because it is bright, meaningful and doesn’t scream “romance.”
For a more natural and relaxed vibe, consider sending an orchid or tropical plant to your newfound love. Another idea to reflect the rustic and casual vibe you’re going after is a zen floral and plant arrangement. These tropical, outdoorsy flowers tend to last longer than the traditional flower and make for an exquisite decoration for your admirer to keep on their desk or windowsill at work. For this type of arrangement, be sure to tell your partner to water the plant once a week – done with a couple of ice cubes – and to keep it in a location that sees plenty of sunlight.
Say it in Color
A pop of color is the perfect way to brighten someone’s day. Flower arrangements potted in stained glass cube vases are fun and lighthearted, but are still powerful (and cute!) enough to show your appreciation.
If you are truly set on sending your partner a bouquet of roses, take them to the rainbow through a multicolored rose bouquet instead of the traditional Valentine’s Day red. While this flower still signifies Valentine’s Day, you are not expressing the kind of unconditional love that a red rose represents.
Valentine’s tulips are the perfect alternative to roses, as they are still delicate and meaningful. While the tulip’s velvety black center represents the heart of a lover, a bouquet of these sweet flowers are the epitome of elegance and grace. This Valentine’s Day, charm your partner with passionate purple tulips, the color of royalty.
You can’t go wrong with any of these suggested arrangements, as any type of flower will always brighten someone’s day.