The History of a Dozen Roses

Have you ever wondered why you send a dozen roses? Why not five, 14, or 22? There actually is a rich history behind the number 12 and why it has been the traditional amount of roses that are given or sent as a gift. In this post, we’ll talk about the reasons why we always send 12 roses to express affection and love. If you’re interested in sending a beautiful arrangement of our Eternity™ roses, contact Venus ET Fleur today! Whether you’d like to send the traditional dozen or larger arrangement, we’ll be happy to work with you to choose the ideal color and arrangement style to perfectly thrill the recipient! Contact us now or check out our website to get started on choosing your own expression of adoration through our Eternity™ roses!

A Bit of History

During the Victorian era, flowers were a popular way of expressing affection and feeling without ever saying a word. This was a time in history when words weren’t exactly used to talk about emotions, and affectionate outbursts of love and passion were frowned upon. Flowers began to have elaborate meanings and the color, shade, combination, and amount of them could describe an entire sonnet or poem. Many of these attributes that were assigned to the color and amount of roses has survived from this period in history. For example, a dozen red roses conveys a declaration of love and passion. 12 stems also communicates perfection and completeness, because the number itself is associated with an entire year, the 12 hours of a day, and the 12 signs of the zodiac.


The Number 12

As mentioned above, 12 is historically a number that signifies completion. Many cultures in the world have built their calendars and other systems of measurement on the number 12 and its multiples. This number appears in mythological and religious traditions, as well as being worshipped as sacred and mystical. Its recurrence has also been observed in both natural and sacred traditions, and is regarded in the modern world as a universal measurement and number. The significance of the number is seen in philosophy, religion, tradition, and nature. All of these aspects of the number 12 play into the gift of a dozen roses and what they communicate to the recipient.


Rose Bouquets

As you now can see, the amount of roses that is given has a deep and traditional meaning, which has transcended throughout the ages. Even if you or your loved one isn’t necessarily interested in tradition, a dozen roses will still mean more than words can say and don’t require an explanation. Sending 12 roses to someone that you care about will be sure to thrill them, all because of the number of stems that were selected. If you want to take your gift to the next level, you can even send multiples of 12, such as 24, 36, or 48. By sending a multiple of the number, you’ll delight the recipient’s heart even more and absolutely make an incredible memory together. This is a great idea to give for a special or milestone anniversary, birthday, or just because. Sending a dozen roses will still always be one of the most time-tested and meaningful ways to express a heartfelt sentiment.


Rose Color

We’ve discussed the importance of the color of a flower in a previous blog, but when combined with the number 12, you’ll definitely create a lasting gift that will be unforgettable. Red roses are classic and always convey true love, passion, and adoration. White roses, on the other hand, express purity and innocence. Pink can mean grace, elegance, and romance. You can also create a custom design or color combination that will mean a specific thought or feeling that you’re interested in conveying. Whatever shade the rose is, sending Eternity roses from Venus ET Fleur will be sure to make her smile. If you’re interested


Venus ET Fleur Roses

The next time that you’re wanting to send roses to your significant other, take your gift to the next level and send her a Venus ET Fleur Eternity™ roses arrangement. We proudly use only the most beautiful roses from Ecuador and expertly arrange them to reflect your choice. If you’re interested in creating a special arrangement or custom bouquet, you can contact our helpful team here at Venus ET Fleur to get started. We love to help our customers create the arrangement of their dreams so that the recipient is absolutely thrilled and surprised by the delivery. Of course, our Parisian-inspired boxes are always a part of the package, and we have an incredible selection to choose from so you can perfectly design the arrangement to reflect your vision. Our stunning blooms can last for up to a year without any maintenance, so our Eternity™ roses make an incredible gift that will last for months on end. If you’re interested in sending a dozen roses or even more, check out our website to get started, or look through our special collections for an idea that may catch your eye. Just know that when you send a Venus ET Fleur arrangement, you’re not only sending roses, but an entire luxurious experience.

The next time that you send a dozen roses, remember their significance and how much they say without ever using a word. Tell her how you truly feel with Venus ET Fleur! Shop now!