Red Rose Day celebrations on June 12 this year could not have come at a better time. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in Australia and much of the world, and expressing love is one way to bring the cheer into what has otherwise been a dreary year.
Most florists in Melbourne (including InFullBloom) are conscious of this and offer flower delivery Brunswick Melbourne services that will cater to the increased demand of red roses before and on National Red Rose Day to help you celebrate this unique day.
A Brief History of the Red Rose
The red rose began its symbolic use in Ancient Greece and Rome, where it was associated with the goddess of love Aphrodite (in Greek) or Venus (in Roman) culture.
The early Christians later adopted the red rose to symbolise the virtue of the Holy Virgin Mary. In Shakespearean times the red rose was firmly entrenched as a symbol of love and passionate affection.
Perhaps the most passionate representation of the rose was in the Wars of the Roses, when two prominent houses in England, the Houses of Lancaster and York used roses to declare their stands. The red rose represented the House of Lancaster while the white rose represented the House of York, with the wars only ending when Henry VII of Lancaster married Elizabeth of York to form the House of Tudor. To cement this relationship the white and red roses were conjoined to form the Tudor Rose.
Today red roses are used to decorate special events like weddings, christenings, communions, and birthdays, and for making beauty products like rose water skin toners and perfumes.
Different Roses, Different Meanings
Roses, as with many flowers, convey different meanings, and it’s essential to know these meanings to avoid causing a misunderstanding or offence. Red roses convey a sense of love and passion and symbolise passionate love, as well as respect and courage. White roses are popularly used in weddings, christenings, baby showers, and baptisms, and are a symbol of love and purity.
Lavender roses are the perfect flowers to send to your new girlfriend or boyfriend to symbolise the hope you have for the new relationships as lavender stands for attraction, while elegant pink roses signify love and admiration.
Before bestowing a rose upon someone, keep in mind the message you would wish to convey, and at InFullBloom, we can help you if you are unsure. Overall, the essential meaning of sending flowers, especially roses, is to let people know that they are loved and appreciated.
Celebrate Red Rose Day with InFullBloom
If you have never celebrated National Red Rose Day, 2020 is the best time to start and join the rest of the world’s red rose fans. Get yourself or your loved ones these favourite flowers to appreciate their achievements, endurance, or recognise what great human beings they are.
With the restrictions of movements currently in place due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you need not worry about where to get your fresh roses. InFullBloom’s flower delivery in Brunswick Melbourne services make it easy for you to gift your loved ones with our wide variety of fresh roses from both Australian and international markets.
All you have to do is get in touch with us by phone or on the website, let us know what you need, and we will have your red roses delivered to your or your recipient’s doorstep in time for National Red Rose Day.
National Rose Day gives you the perfect excuse to buy roses. If you missed Valentine’s Day to express your love, National Red Rose Day gives you that ideal opportunity to say “I love you” without really saying it.
Moreover, at a tough time like this when we’re in the middle of a global pandemic, everybody needs appreciation and love, and even the smallest gesture can make a massive difference. Spread love and kindness with InFullBloom’s flower delivery Brunswick Melbourne services and celebrate Red Rose Day in style.
Contact us on 03 9696 1688 to book your flower arrangement that will evoke the right emotions in your loved ones or customers on National Red Rose Day coming up this June 12.