Why you may want to send dried flowers for Valentine’s Day


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Valentine’s Day is a much-anticipated holiday when we get to express love and appreciation to the important people in our lives. While your recipient will appreciate any gesture from your heart, they will feel especially delighted when they receive a unique gift. If you have been looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that goes beyond the expected red roses and a box of chocolates, then look no further than our curated Valentine’s Day Collection of floral arrangements and meaningful gifts.

In particular, we’d like to showcase our exquisite dried flower arrangements. While fresh flowers are a popular choice, dried flowers have their unique appeal and advantages that may be just what your loved one wants this year. Here’s why you should send dried flowers for Valentine’s Day.

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If your loved one has hay fever, you know that freshly cut flowers are out of the question. However, dried flowers don’t have pollen, a major trigger for people with outdoor allergies. A dried floral arrangement allows people with allergies to also enjoy the beauty of flowers without any allergic reactions.

Benefits of Giving Dried Flowers on Valentine’s Day

Dried flowers are excellent gifts for anyone who has an eye for beauty. They can be dyed in countless colors to suit the occasion. If you know someone who would appreciate a change of pace from fresh flowers, then this is the year to give them a gorgeous dried arrangement. Here are some of the benefits of giving a dried bouquet.

While fresh flowers last on average 7-12 days with proper care, dried flowers can last for months on end, and some can even last for up to 3 years. This is an ideal gift for anyone who wants to gaze on their arrangement for weeks and months afterward.

Low-Maintenance Flowers

While fresh flowers are beautiful, they need water and plant food to keep their luster. If you know a person who doesn’t like to maintain things, then a dried flower arrangement will be more up their alley. Dried flowers simply sit in their vase and only need occasional dusting — perfect for anyone who prefers to be “hands-off” with their gifts! Tips for getting the longest life out of dried flowers:

  • Avoid moisture: Keep dried flowers out of humid areas like bathrooms and kitchens to prevent mold growth. The more moisture that is in the room, the shorter the lifespan.
  • Dust occasionally: To keep their appearance fresh, just gently dust them with a hairdryer on a low and cold setting.
  • Mind the lighting: Avoid direct sunlight so that the colors don’t fade and stems don’t become brittle

Many Bouquets to Choose From

Our dried flower collection is full of new and long-standing favorites. These four arrangements are just a taste of what’s in store when you browse our beautiful creations. Each arrangement comes with a complimentary white vase.

    • The Sanibel – If your valentine is sweet and easy-going, then The Sanibel will showcase just why you love them. Inspired by an ethereal sunset, this arrangement uses a combination of soft colors to communicate your tender feelings. The soft pink of the plush dried pampas creates a feathery texture that is nothing less than angelic, while dried bunny tails and the white plumed flowers of dried eualias contribute to the soft, plush ambiance.
    • The Juneau – The cool, rich, and dramatic is an unforgettable standout from traditional floral arrangements. Shades of bold purple, burgundy, and dark teal mix and mingle to create a perfect aesthetic blend of feathery and solid textures. Purple thistles, fluffy mini pampas, bunny tails, broom bloom, and fragrant eucalyptus are the main components of this masterpiece.
    • The Suri- For lovers of bold colors, The Suri offers everything they want with a touch of ivory softness. We promise that you won’t find anything quite like this anywhere else. Each element in the bouquet unites beautiful natural textures — from the lush ivory pampas grass to the burgundy discs of dried dollar eucalyptus.
    • The Essex – If your valentine is like paradise to you, then send them The Essex, which brings visions of fluffy clouds to life. A collection of bleached hydrangeas, starflowers, and bunny tails make a delightful team of textured ivory blooms. Lush green accents from skeleton fern and preserved ivy unite to give just the right amount of color in the background. Hydrangeas symbolize beauty, grace, and thankfulness, so if your valentine is someone you truly appreciate, then this arrangement will communicate your feelings. Stately and easy to blend in any room, this gift is a fitting addition to your loved one’s home.


    This article originally appeared on UrbanStems.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

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    When you want to send a Valentine’s gift that makes an impact, browsing the top flower options can help you decide on the right choice with ease. Every flower type is uniquely beautiful, but each of these best Valentine’s Day Flowers has different characteristics and features that stand out. Discover which options to consider for a gift that will speak to the recipient in a powerful way.

    We’re proud of our Valentine’s Day collection which contains diverse arrangements that symbolize romance in new and exciting ways. To sample what’s new, take a look at 5 of our Valentine’s Day arrangements that go beyond red roses.


    Roses have a longstanding association with Valentine’s Day. They are, after all, considered the flower of love. The origins of roses as a flower that represents love and romance are believed to go as far back as ancient times when the Greek goddess Aphrodite wore these flowers. Roses were also an important part of courting rituals in the 19th century when they were given as a sign of romantic intentions. It may be well-past the Victorian era, but today roses still have that strong association with love, romance, and passion.

    Express your feelings to a romantic partner or even a secret crush with roses. Besides their traditional meaning, roses also make great choices for Valentine’s Day because of their appearance. Elegant, luxurious, and sophisticated, the rose is a flower universally appreciated for its vibrant beauty. Another reason to consider sending them this Valentine’s Day? 

    Their fascinating fragrance. No other flower has quite the same distinct scent as a rose. Try a bold, rose-focused bouquet like the sumptuous Double the Macchiato or The Verona. Consider a unique bouquet combining graceful roses and whimsical snapdragons in style, or free-spirit roses and delphinium.


    Lilies can symbolize rebirth and renewal, innocence and joy, so they also have a natural appeal for Valentine’s Day. This flower option can show your commitment to an established relationship, celebrate a new one, or be a token of good things to come. 

    Their look has a certain sophistication and elegance that still has a free, unfussy feel. They are perfect for pairing with other types of flowers, such as roses, for a unique look.

    The specific type and color of the Lily can also have additional meanings. 

    Choose a bouquet of exotic rose lilies to show your passion with eye-catching color. Or, turn to a sweet arrangement of white lilies to share your feelings with a bouquet bursting with pure, crisp beauty.


    Symbolizing hope, love, and promise, tulips are another best Valentine’s Day flower choice to consider. Available in a wide range of vibrant and pastel colors, the tulip has the ideal blend of versatility and balance. It’s bold enough to make a statement on its own or with other flowers, but the distinctive silhouette evokes a familiar, relaxed feel. Fresh yet elegant, tulips also work well in both classic arrangements and unique bouquet styles for Valentine’s Day.

    Since color options abound, you can personalize your gift further by choosing a tulip color meaning that expresses just how you feel. Popular options are bursting with color and vibrancy for the ideal gift.


    With their full blooms and unique look, scabiosas add a lush look to any bouquet. A flower that means love, peace, and beauty, the scabiosa works well as an accent along with many other types of flowers, including roses, carnations, spray roses, ranunculus, and more. The delicate appearance of the petals also makes them an elegant beauty.

    Soft pink scabiosas shine in a Valentine’s Day bouquet. Or consider a contrasting arrangement with burgundy scabiosas and roses like, or the luxurious appeal of scabiosas with sweet carnations and bicolor roses.


    Carnations are another top Valentine’s Day flower choice that works equally well as an accent or as the star of a bouquet. The full blooms with their distinctive ruffled petals have a slightly playful look that can be enhanced by mixing different carnation colors. They are also available in the top flower colors for Valentine’s Day, from soft, sweet pinks and peaches to classic reds and whites.

    Carnations add depth and beauty to an elegant and romantic arrangement and are sure to stun in a multi-colored bouquet.


    With airy, delicate petals, lisianthus is another best option for Valentine’s flowers. Though they have a resemblance to roses, these flowers have a look all their own. They are popularly paired with other flowers for a complete, fresh look. Choose a bouquet that incorporates lisianthus.

    This pretty bloom is popular in colors such as white, pink, purple, green, and more, you can choose a shade that’s as individual as your loved one’s personality. 


    Ranunculus (also known as the Persian buttercup) is another key flower to consider for a romantic occasion because of its sheer perfection. The way the petals of the flower fit together gives them an almost surreal beauty, so why not gift an arrangement to the one you love? These are breathtaking on their own or incorporated with other flowers. They also come in an array of colors, from contemporary romantic looks to soft pastels.


    Dried flowers are a unique alternative to fresh arrangements and make a Valentine’s Day gift that will last. Popular dried arrangements are artfully created with unique elements, so you can’t go wrong if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift. Browse elegant options with a flourish of dusty pinks, or dried flowers with a bold splash of color, like red and white. Dried flowers make a romantic and thoughtful gift since they require virtually no care. 


    Making the choice is the hardest part of the decision when it comes to today’s top Valentine’s Day flowers. There are styles for every taste, from simple and understated to bold and dramatic. 


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    This article originally appeared on UrbanStems.com and was syndicated by MediaFeed.org.



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