The Rose has been the messenger of love for ages now. They are a great way to tell your beloved how much they mean to you and how much you love them. During the month of February, the long stemmed red roses are so much in demand that people book bouquets in advance in case they don’t get one on Valentine’s Day! The color of rose also is important in sending your message across. You wouldn’t want to send wrong signals to your beloved by giving her a yellow rose, which stands for friendship! Similarly, white rose stands for true love, pink stands for appreciation, dark red stands for unconscious beauty, etc. A thornless rose means ‘love at first sight’.
The Heart is considered to be the seat of love. The heart also signifies ‘life’. The heart is important for sustaining life, just as love. Most lovers prefer substituting the word ‘love’ by a heart. This should give you an idea as to how important this symbol is and the volume it speaks of your love for your someone special. During Valentine’s Day, lovers gift each other heart shaped pillows to express their love. Also popular are heart shaped cakes, which are a rage during the month of February.
You must have often seen this little winged boy carrying a bow and an arrow, with a mischievous smile on his face. This little winged boy is the Cupid. The Arrows that Cupid carries signify desires and emotions of love. The naughty Cupid aimed those arrows at Gods and humans, causing them to fall in love. Cupid has always been a popular symbol in the celebration of love. He was known as Eros, the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, in ancient Greece. Cupid was Goddess Venus’ son to the Romans.
A popular romantic symbol of love, Love knots in the Celtic design are the most popular and are traditional symbols of love. It is said that these love knots originated from the Irish. Young women in stringent Muslim in Arab households used to send their messages of love to young men by these love knots that were woven in carpets. This concept of love knots continues to this date and is quite popular.
On this romantic day, it was supposed that birds found their mates. Love struck people all over the world still cherish this belief and symbolize love with a cute image of two love birds snuggling with each other on a tree branch. The most popular lovebirds that signify this belief are the two adorable blue colored lovebirds. It is believe that these lovebirds can’t survive without their partners. Apart from these love birds, doves and swans are also popular symbols of birds that signify a pure and an eternal relationship.