Tipton & Hurst was recently featured in the Valentine Gift Guide article on the popular fashion blog AJ Wears Clothes.
When listing the best presents to give for Valentine’s Day, Tipton & Hurst was the only florist mentioned:
“Flowers are always the ultimate Valentine, and now that Tipton Hurst has joined The Promenade, it’s easier than ever to pick up a bouquet. They have cash & carry in store, or you can order ahead of time and pick up – or better yet, have them deliver! They also have an impressive selection of gift baskets.”
Looking to diverge from the classical evergreen holiday wreath? Chris Norwood showed KATV Channel 7 how to easily put together a metal, wire-form wreath using glass ornaments. The wire-form wreath provides a contemporary, European look. Take a few strings of beaded garland and zig-zag it through the wireframe, twisting it around the wires to keep it in place. When you use ornaments, insert a wire into the ornament instead of a hook so that you can twist the ornament onto the wireframe. Be careful to use ornaments with caps that are built in or glued on, a cap with a spring will pop right off. Arrange the ornaments in whatever order or pattern you like, but be sure to twist the ornament as close to the wire as you can to create tension and keep the ornament tied tight. You can also twist two ornaments together before attaching them to the wire form for a varied effect. Once you’ve finished adding ornaments, consider stringing lights through the wire form to really make your new wreath pop.
Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. It is the second most celebrated holiday around the world second to New Year’s Day.
St. Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of one or more early Christian saints. The most popular story associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer. Legend states that before his execution he wrote “from your Valentine” as a farewell to her. Today, Saint Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion as well as in the Lutheran Church.
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 and sending greeting cards.
The history of giving your loved one Valentine’s Day flowers comes from the old-fashioned custom of sending floral bouquets to pass on non-verbal messages. Introduced in the 18th century, each flower had a specific meaning attached to it, making it possible to have an entire conversation using only flowers. Today, people continue to send flowers on special occasions or to express sentiments of love and admiration.
See our Tipton Hurst exclusive Valentine’s Day collection here and send flowers to your loved one this Valentine’s Day.