Walking down the aisles of your local stores this time of year, you'll n
red and pink are taking over! Yes, Valentine's Day is around the corner.
Valentine's Day is commonly associated with romantic love and marriage proposals are popular on Valentine's Day! It is often chosen as the perfect day to express love and commitment.
When it comes to Valentine's Day, there are a variety of gifts you can give and receive, however, flowers, specifically red roses, continue to be the top Valentine's gift.
And yet, flowers are universal and go beyond romantic relationships. Giving flowers can be platonic. When it’s Valentine’s Day, everyone in your life deserve flowers. You can give roses to a bestie or your mom.
Valentine's Day is extra special for me personally, because dbandrea started with a Valenine's bouquet!
I started pressing flowers years ago after receiving a beautiful bouquet from my then boyfriend (now fiancé). It was during that time that I learned that his grandmother used the same process to preserve flowers. After I started experimenting with pressed flowers I realized they could become the foundation for my artistic career.
Pictured above is my Valentine's bouquet along with my first pressed designs!
- I occasionally find my fiancé's grandmother's flowers in her old books.
- My fiancé Justin was helping his grandmother press flowers before I was even born.
- Pictured here is my fiancé Justin, as a child, with flowers he pressed with his grandmother. Little did he know that his future wife would create a career from it!
Have a special Valentine's Day memory? Share with me in the comments below.