How To Pick The Best Valentine’s Day Flowers For Your Significant Other

Do’s & Don’ts while choosing Flowers for Valentine’s Day

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Looking for ways to flatter your significant other with the best flowers for Valentine’s Day? 


Studies show that flowers have long term positive effects on your mood. Flowers are the perfect “spark of joy” people are looking for during this year’s quarantine. Whether you think Valentine’s Day is cliche or not, a display of your love is expected, so why not show that affection with a gorgeous bouquet? 


Here are some things to consider when ordering your Valentine’s Day Flowers!

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The Story of Saint Valentine

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Every February 14, across the world, people exchange candy, flowers, and gifts all in the name of St. Valentine. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.

According to one legend, the holiday celebration of the Priest Valentine, who served in third century Rome. When Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men because he decided that single men made better soldiers. Than those with wives and families, Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied the Emperor and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Claudius discovered the treachery, Priest Valentine was put to death.

According to another legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today.

Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure.

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Flowers as Relationship Binders

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“What surrounds us, controls us,” they say. What if we or the ones we love controlled what that ‘something special’ is— what gets to control us. Perhaps one would choose to be hemmed in by the lively presence of gaudy flowers, or in the peaceful arms of nature, while birds chirped away.

Whatever that ‘something special’ is, we can easily recognize that somewhere in that peaceful image or aura, are flowers— setting the scenery with a radiant tone of romance, passion, and emotion.

The way one sees it, flowers serve the energetic means of self-expression, of feelings— they are relationship binders or means of strengthening the connection between two people.

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The Gift of Giving

We live in a flower-giving-culture. Thoughtfully and sometimes thoughtlessly, we give flowers —when a baby is born, when someone graduates or succeeds in something. We give flowers to someone to make them feel special, we also give them during times of uncertainty, commemoration and death. The thought that flowers have established a strong presence in the cycle of life is justified through personal and historical testimonies. 


It is unknown when humans first started giving flowers to one another, but we know that it occurred with the hunter-gatherers, when the ‘hunter’ surprised the ‘gatherer’ with a handpicked bouquet to celebrate the day’s meal. This suggests that even then, gifting flowers was a means of communicating a special sentiment, which grew to be a tradition among cultures. 


Despite the noticeable evolution of customs since the times of hunter-gatherers, we learn that the message behind giving flowers has remained the same. Celebration, they say. 


Celebration of life: The ancient Greeks anointed the beginning of a child’s life by giving flowers after their birth. They believed that flowers were associated with Gods and by gifting flowers, they were declaring a strong and prosperous life upon the newborn. 


Celebration of growth: We give flowers when someone succeeds professionally or educationally or when they embark on an adventure. Perhaps this, too, signifies the celebration of improvement and advancement. 

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Chinese New Year: Perfect Flowers for Lunar New Year 2022

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China and a major event in some other East Asian countries (Lunar New Year is known as Seollal in South Korea, Tet in Vietnam, and Tsagaan Sar in Mongolian). Lunar New Year celebrations are being held more and more in Western cities in recent years too, like Los Angeles, New York, London, Vancouver, and Sydney.

The celebrations traditionally last about two weeks in total, from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the lunar year. Regional customs and traditions vary widely but share the same theme: seeing out the old year and welcoming in the luck and prosperity of a new year.

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The Perfect JLF Arrangement for December Babies

Here we are at the last month of the year, and we cannot believe how fast the time flew! As we are celebrating the holidays and spending time with our loved ones let’s not forget the birthday girls and boys in December.

The December birthstone of the month is turquoise. It represents good fortune and success and is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. Here are some turquoise and blue arrangements perfect for December. 

The color turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty. The Love for Turquoise arrangement is the perfect gift for your special recipient for any occasion. The “Love for Turquoise” arrangement includes roses, dahlias, callas, orchids, tulips and fillers. It’s a white-full arrangement filled with bold kisses of turquoise. It represents the December birthstone perfectly and is a perfect gift for any December baby in your life. 

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December Flower of the Month: Narcissus

The December flower of the month is the beautiful, delicate Narcissus also known as the Daffodil. Their bloom season ranges from December and May. They come in predominantly white and yellow shades. Here is some information about the flower of the month in December. 

Narcissus Meaning

Narcissus symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings. It became associated with new beginnings because it is one of the first flowers to bloom after the winter frost. They represent that the winter is over and their yellow bulbs represent the beginning of the sunshine of spring.

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Hanukkah Flowers: JLF Favorites


One of the many beautiful holidays upon us this season is Hanukkah. If you are unfamiliar with the holiday it is also known as the Festival of lights. It’s a Jewish Festival commemorating the recovery of Jerusalem and subsequent rededication of the Second Temple at the beginning of the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed by lighting candles of a candelabrum with nine branches, called the menorah. Hanukkah festivities include singing Hanukkah songs, playing the game dreidel and eating oil based foods. Let us add to your own Hanukkah celebration with some beautiful arrangements dedicated to the holiday. 

A dreidel is a spinning top with four sides, each inscribed with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The Hebrew letters inscribed on a dreidel are a Nun, Gimel, Hey or Chai, and Shin. The letters form an acronym for the Hebrew saying Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, which can be translated to “a great miracle happened there,” referring to the miracle which Hanukkah is centered around. Here is our interpretation of the dreidel in flower form to beautify your celebration. 

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November Flower of the Month : Chrysanthemum


The November flowers of the month are the beautiful chrysanthemums also known as mums. Their bloom season ranges from late summer into early winter. They come in a variety of bright colors sure to liven up your home just in time for Thanksgiving! 

Chrysanthemum meaning:


Chrysanthemums have a variety of meanings depending on the country and culture they are in. 


In Asia they symbolize life and rebirth. In Europe the chrysanthemum signifies sympathy and is commonly used in funerals. In America they signify respect and honor. In general they symbolize happiness, love, longevity and joy. Depending on their color their meaning will differ.

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JLF Thanksgiving Favorites

It’s almost time for one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. A holiday that reunites families, fills our bellies and sets the tone of the holiday season. The turkey, yams and mashed potatoes will of course be present at the table but if you (like us) want to add an extra special luxury touch to your thanksgiving dining table, here is a compiled list of the perfect arrangements to fit the grateful mood!

Thanksgiving Classic


This beautiful urn is filled with orange pumpkins, flexed tulips, ranunculus and autumn leaves and instantly transforms any room into an autumn wonderland. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your thanksgiving dinner adding a classic yet festive feel to your family dinner. 

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The Perfect JLF Arrangement for November Babies

November officially begins the Holiday season! The weather is colder, the leaves are colorful and the drinks are warm. If you were born in this month your astrological sign is either a Scorpio or a Sagittarius and your flower is the lovely chrysanthemum. Below are the ideal JLF Arrangements for you! 


JLF Signature Orange Roses


Our classic and highly coveted signature roses in orange. 

They are simple, elegant and their color is perfect for November!  It also resembles the November birthstone which is the orangey yellow topaz.

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JLF Spooky Season Favorites

As Halloween and “spooky season” approaches, we want to highlight all of our creative and spooky flower arrangements that are perfect for this fall season. Arrangements ranging from themes of autumn and creepy Halloween vibes. If you love this season and enjoy the Halloween festivities these arrangements will be perfect for a Halloween party, horror movie marathon or to present at the front lawn to trick or treaters. We have divided these arrangements into 3 categories; extra spooky, spooky but feminine and fall vibes. Let us know which was your favorite! 

Extra Spooky

JLF Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington is a fan favorite from the movie “The Nightmare before Christmas”. We’re certain that any fan of the movie would love this unique version of Jack.

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The Perfect JLF Arrangement for October Babies

October is the official representation of all things Autumn! Pumpkins, colorful leaves, Halloween and much more. If you’re lucky enough to be born in this cozy and colorful season, here are the perfect JLF arrangements for you! 


Happy Afternoon is a mix of oranges, whites, yellows and neutrals. It encompasses the fall spirit, while also staying modern. This chic arrangement would be perfect for anyone that loves October but isn’t too traditional. 

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JLF Signature Ombre Roses


Sticking with the modern theme, if your October recipient is a lover of roses this ombre rose arrangement is sure to impress them! It’s minimal, elegant and perfect for fall.Capture the essence of elegance, romance and passion with this stunning box of 75 ombre roses carefully put together with effort and detail one by one to create a smooth dome shape.

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September Flower Of the Month : Aster

The September birth flower is the delicate Aster. They come in a lot of different colors and their season peaks during the fall time. They look a lot like daisies but come in a lot of different colors and their blooms resemble a star.

Historical meaning and Common Use: 


With a rich history in Greek mythology, it’s said that the aster was created by the tears of the Greek goddess, Astrea. One day, she was so upset by how few stars there were in the dark sky, that she began to cry. As she wept, her tears fell to the ground and turned into star-shaped aster flowers Thus, the flower was named after her, with aster meaning star. 


The roots of asters were used in soups and young leaves were cooked lightly and used as greens. The Iroquois people combined aster with bloodroot and other medicinal plants to make a laxative. The Ojibwa used an infusion of aster root topically to aid with headaches.

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