The holiday for love and lovers – young and old. Treat your loved one to some beautiful flowers this Valentine’s Day from Flowers by the Neuse in Downtown Clayton NC. Roses – singles and bouquet of a half-dozen, dozen or several dozen are all available.
Custom Valentine’s Day Arrangements
If you are interested in something other than roses, Flowers by the Neuse has a great selection of fresh flowers that can be the perfect Valentine’s Day bouquet for any sweetheart. Interested in even some long lasting Valentine’s Day flowers – call us about our artificial arrangements. Have a particular idea for your bouquet and want to “make it your own?” There’s a lot of romantics out there that want to make a statement with their particular bouquet. We can work with you to provide any type of look that you want. We are THE Clayton florist you need!
We Design Valentine’s Day Bouquets
Want Flowers by the Neuse to design something beautiful for you? There are a lot of folks who are more than happy that we have been doing this work for years, have a great eye for detail and truly enjoy what we do. And that means that we’ll turn out something to surprise and delight YOUR Valentine every time. Using fresh flowers – roses, carnations and more – we always provide something of beauty.
Order Your Valentine’s Day Flowers Ahead
We suggest pre-ordering your flowers as far in advance as possible. We offer local delivery – but you do need to alert us ahead of time. If it comes down to the day before Valentine’s Day when you decide you want to order fresh flowers and have them delivered, we’ll make every effort we can, but we may not be able to fit them in the delivery schedule. It IS our busiest day of the year!
Learn more about Valentine’s Day
Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of St Valentine, is observed and celebrated on February 14 each year. Although it stays a working day in the majority of them, it’s observed in many countries throughout the world. A time when lovers exchange gifts, cards, flowers, candy and more.
St. Valentine’s Day started as a liturgical party of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology linked with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing nuptials for troopers who were prohibited to wed and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted by Rome and Roman Empire during that time period. During his imprisonment, he is believed to have treated the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a goodbye. In the present, Saint Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, and is also a feast day for the followers of the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine’s, although in that group it is celebrated on July 6th and July 30th, the previous date honoring the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, along with the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni). In Brazil, the Dia de Sao Valentim is acknowledged on June 12.
Modern Day Valentine’s Traditions
Valentine’s Day was connected with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages (roughly 1000-1300 AD), when the custom of courtly love prospered. The High Middle Ages were a period of great intellectual, spiritual and artistic progress and Valentine’s Day is only one of many new ideas to have become part of everyday life. Several centuries later n 18th-century England, the celebration evolved into an event in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting blooms, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used nowadays include the heart-shaped outline, doves, as well as the figure of the winged Roman god of love, Cupid. Since the nineteenth century, handwritten Valentines have given way to the commercial Valentine’s Day card. See more on Wikipedia.
Want to really impress the love of your life? Send a handwritten card. Sure it takes a bit more work than flying into the Hallmark shop at the last minute and grabbing whatever’s left, but the goal of the current holiday is to show how much your love means to you. Take a few minutes and impress your honey!