Celebrate All Those You Love

loveWhile gifts for our sweethearts get all the attention on Valentine’s Day, there are many others in our lives that deserve to be shown love, today and every day. In fact, statistics tell us that everyone from co-workers to pets will receive gifts on this special holiday. Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts has gifts that will bring smiles and warm the hearts of those special to you – no matter who they are! Continue reading

Valentine’s Day for Everyone

valentine's dayRed roses may be the most traditional flowers of Valentine’s Day, but did you know that the color of rose – or any other flower that you choose – conveys unique meaning as well? Because Valentine’s Day is an ideal opportunity to tell all your loved ones how important they are to you, choosing an appropriate flower and color is a great way to communicate a deeper significance.

 

Pink is a color which is symbolic of a pure affection; and the darker the shade of pink, the more the feeling of gratitude. An arrangement of oriental lilies, snapdragons, carnations and red roses is a sweet gift for your daughter; and don’t forget the teddy bear or balloon! Pink is also perfect for your mom or grandmother., especially when more sophisticated flowers are used to show her how beautiful you think she is.

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Cupid’s Choice

Yellow is the happiest of hues, and is the traditional color of friendship. This bright color signifies loyalty, camaraderie and hope, as do sunflowers and daisies; making this bouquet an ideal expression to send to your very best friends.

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Surprising someone who least expects it is part of the fun of Valentine’s Day.. White is the color of prosperity and wealth, and although not necessarily traditional for Valentine’s Day; this white orchid would be a stunning addition to any office. So if you have a coworker who has become an important part of your life; or a boss who always goes the extra mile to promote your career – how about showing them some elegant and sophisticated appreciation?

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Blooming Orchids

This Valentine’s Day, remember everyone makes your life better – sisters, daughters, best friends or your favorite coworker – and show them some love! The expert florists at Billy Heroman’s are getting ready for the big day, so don’t delay! Whether you choose one of our pre-designed arrangements, or if you want to create your own Valentines Day bouquet, we guarantee that the special folks in your life will love it, and love you even more.

Give Something Different on Valentine’s Day

Not roses on Valentine's DayFebruary 14 is almost here, so now is the time for lovers everywhere to find the perfect gift for their special someone. At Billy Heroman’s we have people come to us every year looking for original gifts that they can give without having to use the standard red rose. Although the red rose is timeless and beautiful, plenty of couples want to find new ways to show love. Fortunately, we have plenty of ideas for these couples to get started. Here are three of our favorites for those who want a delightful Valentine’s Day without going with the standard bouquet of red roses.

Go with the cute bear

Countless people love receiving cute gifts for Valentine’s Day. Using an adorable white bear with a red tie around the neck will perfectly incorporate the colors of the holiday and bring a smile to anyone’s face. Incorporate the bear with some Valentine’s Day balloons and some chocolate and the perfect gift will result. As an added bonus, this gift will long outlast any flower, and the person who receives it will have the bear to look at and admire.

Hit the sweet tooth

If there is one thing that seems to be nearly universally loved for Valentine’s Day, it would be chocolate. February 14 is a wonderful time to indulge on some sweets. If that special someone loves to savor some delicious delights, consider getting a gift basket filled with different kinds of chocolate treats. This might include a variety of different kinds of gourmet desserts, cookies, and candy bars. This type of gift will delight anyone who has a sweet tooth, while the variety and thoughtfulness will make it even more special.

Use the colors of Valentine’s Day with different flowers

Many couples also enjoy going with a perfect mix of tradition and originality. Consider getting a bouquet of flowers that uses blooms such as stargazer lilies and hydrangea alongside red roses, bringing their rich color to a unique arrangement that will look positively stunning. The gorgeous reds, pinks, and whites that are prominent throughout the arrangement will speak perfectly to the intentions of Valentine’s Day, while the flowers themselves will be a wonderful addition to the tradition of standard red roses. This gift will be adored by any recipient and will help light up the room.

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to show love and appreciation for that special someone in life. There are plenty of gift ideas that allow people to step outside the standard box of red roses, so those who want to give something new should give one of the above ideas a try. They should be enough to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

 

The Meaning Behind the Different Colors of Roses

 

What The Different Colors of Roses Mean - Baton RougeEvery rose means something a little different. As you’re making your selections for Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to keep each color’s symbolism in mind. Fortunately, we will provide you with the following helpful guide so that you can easily choose the roses that hold the most symbolism for your friends, family and loved ones.

 

Single Colors

 

  • Red: Red roses are the most traditional Valentine’s Day flower, and with good reason. This color represents romance, love, beauty and perfection. It is sometimes said that dark red roses represent humility or unconscious beauty.
  • Orange: Bright, fiery orange represents life, energy, passion and excitement. Give these roses to someone irresistible. Softer shades, like peach, are used to express sincerity or gratitude, while pastel peach is considered a modest color.
  • Yellow: The warmth of the yellow rose symbolizes friendship, joy and gladness. These flowers can also be used as a sign of remembrance or affection.
  • White: White roses come with a variety of meanings, including purity, innocence, grace and humility. Because these flowers have long been popular for weddings, they have also come to represent new beginnings and budding love.
  • Pink: Pink roses are given to express your admiration of someone’s refinement, elegance or femininity. Darker shades of pink convey a sense of appreciation, while pale pinks are generally used to give a sense of admiration, joy or gentleness.
  • Lavender: In the language of flowers, lavender roses are used to tell someone that you’re enchanted by them. They also represent desire and love at first sight.

 

Mixed or Blended Colors

 

valentine's day flower arragements Baton RougeSometimes a rose of one color isn’t enough to say what you mean. You’re free to mix and match Valentine’s roses as much as you like, but keep in mind that some combinations have meanings all their own. For instance, a bouquet of red and white roses represents unity, which makes this combination a wonderful choice for someone who has been by your side through the years. A mixture of red and yellow roses represents happiness, and when you give yellow roses with orange or red tips, you’re telling that person that your feelings of friendship are turning to into love.

 

This Valentine’s Day, find the perfect roses to express your feelings at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts. Browse our website to see a variety of delightful arrangements or stop in at one of our three locations to see roses in every color of the rainbow!

 

Design Your Date

fangateYou’re a little bit rock-n-roll and they like jumping out of perfectly good airplanes, but together you’re a couple who loves a creative date. Or maybe you want to get the attention of a certain special someone this year. Wherever your adventure takes you, no Valentine’s Day story is complete without the perfect flowers.

We can help you get started by planning your dream date for this Valentine’s Day Weekend, and which flowers will be just right, whether you send them early to the office or arrive at the door bearing the most beautiful roses ever.

Play our Design Your Date game, and you might even win $100 for your Valentine’s flowers! Enter your email address, first & last name, and fill in the blanks to create a unique Valentine’s adventure perfect for your date. You’ll be entered to win a $100 floral gift certificate just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enter as many times as you’d like and share your story on Facebook to earn 10 bonus entries when a friend enters. The winner will be chosen at random on February 12th and notified by email.

Enter our sweepstakes today for your chance to win and start designing your perfect Valentine’s Day Date.