Valentine’s Day: Not A Hallmark Holiday…It’s All About The Love!

So why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

There is no definite answer to this but many theories have come up over the years.  The majority of historians accept two different possibilities as the origin of Valentine’s Day and they revolve around two different saints.  The first theory is about a man named Valentine (go figure) who was a priest in Rome during the reign of Claudius II, who reigned during the Third Century.  After Claudius II realized single men made better soldiers, he made a law banning young men from marrying.  Valentine kept marrying the young couples in rebellion against this law.  Claudius eventually found out about him and had him killed.

The second Valentine that might have been the origin of Valentine’s Day was one who helped Christians escape the brutality of Roman prisons.  After being caught he was put in jail to wait for his death sentence to be carried out.  While in jail, he was visited many times by his jailor’s daughter and fell in love with her.  Before he was killed he gave a note to the jailor’s daughter proclaiming his love and he ended the note with, “From Your Valentine.”   This is where we get the phrase today.

In this day and age it seems as if no one really knows why Valentine’s Day is a holiday. Some people just see it either as an excuse to dote on their loved one or as a reminder that they don’t have one.

McKenzie Street Florist 18 Red Roses 300X413But Valentine’s Day isn’t only for couples; everyone should celebrate it

because the core value of Valentine’s Day isn’t the relationship, it’s the love.

Even if the history of Valentine’s Day is not concrete, one thing is certain: every woman, regardless of age, loves to get a surprise Valentine’s Day gift.  This is a perfect opportunity to show the women in your life; from your mother,  your little girl and your sweetie, that you care for them and appreciate everything they have done for you.  That is where we come in.

McKenzie Street Florist has all kinds of flowers; from roses to tulips, and our Valentine’s Day floral arrangements will be sure to take her breath away and show her how much you truly care.

Along with Valentine’s Day flowers, we have boxed candy, candied apples, teddy bears, gift baskets and many more Valentine’s Day presents.

For that special Valentine’s Day delivery, we deliver without requiring a minimum order. We service a large area that includes Foley, Robertsdale, Summerdale, Magnolia Springs, Fairhope, Bon Secour, Point Clear, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and everything in between.

There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing that someone cares about you.  By surprising her you show her you cared enough to plan ahead and thoughtful enough to surprise her.  The look on her face will be priceless when she sees her Valentine’s Day floral bouquet.

The best part is that it couldn’t be easier to get a flower design that you like with our experienced floral designers.  Give us a call 251-955-2325, stop by the shop 201 S. McKenzie Street Foley AL or visit us online www.mckenziestreetflorist.com.   Our flower delivery service is one of the best in the South! Order early and you will be guaranteed an early morning delivery.

We are open 7am to 7pm Valentine’s day to better serve you!

This Valentine’s Day, show her the love with McKenzie Street Florist flowers.

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