Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day…

Red is a familiar color for St. Valentine’s Day and it is full of symbolism in itself.  Red is the color of blood which is considered to be life in itself.  Red is considered the color of passion and in this the color of love.  In turn giving something red on St. Valentine’s Day is considered to be romantic.

A red rose represents love, courage, beauty, respect, romantic love, sincere love, and in particular passionate love. They can say: “I love you” or “Job well done”. Different shades of red signify different love messages:

  • A typical red rose represents passionate love;
  • A bright red rose signifies romance; and
  • A deep burgundy rose signifies love yet to be realized.


Along the way to St. Valentine’s Day 11:


“Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”

~ An Old Irish Blessing ~

Marian McCoy Boveri

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