November 22, 2017

2 Dozen Red Roses For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day! You Gotta Love It!

ftd Every year, the February 14 love fest sets off a frenzy of rose-buying that is unparalleled throughout the rest of the year. Most of the time, a rose is a rose is a rose, but on Valentine’s Day, it’s the classic way to make your sentiments known, being the international symbol of passion and love.

proflowers Men are most inclined to put out their shekels for roses, mostly red, to tell the women of their dreams that they care. Sixty-six percent of them believe that ladies prefer red roses. In fact, according to ProFlowers, 76 percent of women would make another choice. Predictably, however, they will go into ecstasies when the red roses show up. Go figure.

teleflora Regardless of this classic mismatch in the statistics, a mostly-male customer pool will order millions of roses this year, at a cost of $70 to $120 or more per two-dozen bunch. And, being men, the great majority will wait until three days before Valentine’s to put in their orders. They are the ultimate procrastinators, sellers know.

Fortunately, ProFlowers expects the last-minute rush. Its customer service people can take more than 100,000 calls per day, and in short order, more than 14 million roses, mostly in bunches of two dozen, will be on their way to the women who inspired the choice. That represents some 20 percent of Pro-Flowers’ annual business.


1800flowers Although women want to be cherished every day of the year, the majority of them look forward to Valentine’s Day as the one on which declarations of love are expected and cherished. Julia Roberts, starring in the film “Valentine’s Day, has posted notice in advance that it will be a great day for herself and husband Danny Moder. “We’re just going to be making out for the full 24 hours,” she predicted.

flora2000 Ironically, Ashton Kutcher, one of the stars of the TV comedy “Two And A Half Men,” who also appeared in the movie, has very dissimilar feelings about the holiday itself. “I hate Valentine’s Day,” he stated emphatically. “I think every day should be a day of romance. Then, on Valentine’s Day, you should get to tell whomever you hate that you cannot stand them. There would be one day of hating and 364 days of love.”

proplants The most common sentiments expressed by women to men – We want you to take our breath away. It reinforces our choice of partner. We want to know we picked a guy who is proud to be ours and wants the whole world to know it. Really, it’s the ultimate bragging rite for our gender.”

Despite Kutcher’s Valentine bah-humbug, the annual rush for roses is waiting in the wings. To make the selection online, here are some sources. (These list only the roses. Each of these outlets also has many other selections to choose among.)

Proplants.com 2 Dozen $59.97
Proflowers.com 2 Dozen $69.96
1-800-flowers.com
2 Dozen $84.99
Flora2000.com 2 Dozen $99.99
FromYouFlowers 2 Dozen $118.99
FTD.com 2 Dozen $199.96
Teleflora.com 2 Dozen $199.96

Another Way To Say I Love You

Don’t forget about ordering your love checks not only for Valentine’s Day, but all year round!

About Sherry Tingley

Owner of One Click LLC founded in 2007. Brigham Young University and Punahou school graduate. Recognized by Mint.com and Intuit.com for excellence in personal finance blog content.