Three times in every 100 years, Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday. This happens in 2018. What’s the big deal?
Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten Season in many religions. This is a time for fasting and sacrifices in reparations of sins and to prepare for Easter. Some people begin Lent on Ash Wednesday by fasting. Many people make sacrifices during Lent such as giving up sweets, or soft drinks, or smoking to name a few.
So, what do you get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Dinner may not be an option if they are fasting. Chocolate is not an option. Once again, flowers are your best option.
Look early at the flower selections. Talk to the salesperson in the floral department. Ask about the variety of flowers that will be available. Inquire about which days fresh flowers will be delivered. Plan to make your purchase after the flowers have been processed in the store. Flowers should drink water for at least 24 hours before being arranged.
If ordering your flowers from a florist for delivery, consider placing your order early. Flower demand will be high this year.
Traditionally, roses are a Valentine’s Day staple. A dozen red roses catches the eyes of everyone. But, a single rose is so sweet! Arrangements of mixed flowers with roses, carnations and lilies are so fragrant. There are many flower options.