Valentine’s Day and Geoffrey Chaucer

Valentine ’s Day is just around the corner, and for most people they love it but for some it is just a reminder that they may not have yet found the one they love and want to spend the rest of their life with. But it isn’t all bad, you never know you may have a secret admirer that could surprise you this year.

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

above: Geoffrey Chaucer

Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

above: Traditional depiction of Cupid

A lot of people sometimes struggle to get the perfect gift for their loved ones here are, Flowers, Candy/Chocolate, Romantic getaway etc.  The 7 most popular flowers for Valentine ’s Day are Tulips, Lilies, Lilacs, carnations, orchid, wild flowers and not forgetting the most popular roses. On average from last year  there were 34.3% of flowers sold in the UK.

The Average number of roses produced is 196 million, and the amount of people that celebrate the day is 61.8%. The average consumer would spend £74.80 and annually the average is £7.9 billion on the day itself.

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