After reading a very interesting Marie Claire article about what the flowers men give women really mean, I am left incredibly perplexed...The author, Rich Santos, lists different floral options and their alleged meanings followed by quippy or sarcastic descriptions of what your man is really thinking about you. Great idea in theory, but I really just don't think Rich Santos knows anything about it!
There is definitely some truth behind his theory that gifting red roses is both romantic and generic all in one neat package. I honestly think men (no offense, boys) have retained only a few theories about flowers in their lives, and the #1 is that red roses are always appropriate, if not preferred, on Valentine's Day. Every woman I know has gotten a dozen at some point in her life. They don't exactly tell you this guy really knows you, but he definitely knows enough about women to pick up a bouquet...so that's a step in the right direction, right? Maybe?
This brings me to the very first ever, and probably never to be repeated, Jenna Sais Quois Valentine's Day Flower Guide!
The expression "It's the thought that counts" means exactly as it reads. It's the thought. And yes, showing up with flowers in tow is always thoughtful, but a little extra thinking will go a long way this V-day. I promise.