Valentine’s Gifts to Russia

How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Long-Distance Relationship

With Valentine’s Day approaching and an inevitable amount of dinner specials and flower bouquet deals, some couples will have to celebrate their love  miles – or even oceans – apart. For many long distance relationships can be tough, and something like Valentine’s Day can seem like an extra challenge. But it doesn’t need to be! Even from far away whether you’re traveling on business, trucking cross-country, or just not there to whisper ‘I Love You’ into their ear you can still demonstrate your sweetheart how much you care. Here are some ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day that will keep your long distance relationship healthy and ticking.

Digital Wake-up Date

Yes, you can’t prepare breakfast in bed for your Valentine, but they can still wake up to the sound of your voice or see your loving face on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Simply ring up your sweetheart with a hotel-worthy wake-up call, skype them, email a Valentine’s e-card, post a romantic message on their Facebook wall, or do all at once to show that your feelings are always online, even when your honey is not.

Valentine’s Day Surprise

When you are far away and can’t bring your sweetheart flowers, someone else can do it for you! With numerous online florists and gift delivery companies ordering Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone is easy as 1-2-3. Choose online a stunning bouquet of their favorite flowers, compliment it with a bar of delicious chocolate or cake, a bottle of bubbly, jewelry, a cute plush toy, or any other romantic gift that will be delivered to your recipient’s doorstep no matter where they are.

Romantic Messaging

Spread the sweetness throughout the whole day by starting out with a Valentine’s Day text message: “Today, I’ll send you 10 things I like the most about you!”, or famous love poem “How do I love thee, Let me count the ways”. Then, start sending texts one at a time saying why or how much you love your significant other. Whether you choose to send famous romantic quotations or racy one-liners it should sound like you and fit your style. Spreading out your gift over time this way will make your long-distance partner feel special all day long.

Long-distance Movie Date

You don’t talk to your honey during an actual movie date anyway (and, if you do, shush!), so this time, since you are unable to go for a movie date, choose your favorite romantic movie and try to watch it at the same time. Go for timeless classics like ‘The Philadelphia Story’, ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘Casablanca’ or modern romantic comedies. This will give you a feeling of being connected and something to discuss later on on the phone or when you meet in person.

Phone Serenade

Take advantage of the fact that you can’t be there in person by expressing your feelings in a way you will be too embarrassed to do face-to-face. Surprise them with a call and sing your Valentine a lovely song or recite a funny limerick and keep your fingers crossed it wasn’t recorded for embarrassing posterity. If you’re the brave type, you can also leave your romantic message on your Valentine’s voicemail. Depending on how well it’s received, they can save and replay it whenever your sweetheart needs to hear your voice.

Skype Dinner by Candlelight

Many couples share a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. With Skype – an amazing invention for the long-distance relationship – you can do just the same! You can still have a romantic dinner face-to-face, even if you can’t hold hands. Pick a time for dinner, agree you’ll both light a candle, and either surprise and choose your own meals or plan on eating the same dish, especially if it’s something meaningful for both of you. As far as intimacy (and your bill!) goes, it may actually beat that quiet table in the corner of some fancy overpriced restaurant.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day

”I have no idea why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day.

When I think about romance, a short, chubby toddler

coming at me with a weapon is the last thing on my mind”


Valentine’s Day is a romantic holiday of love. On this day each year people all around the world express their feelings of love, affection and friendship to those they care about. For all of us February, 14 is all about hearts,  flowers, Valentine’s Day gifts and romantic dinners, right? Not exactly. Keep on reading for 14 weird things you never knew about Valentine’s Day:

– Valentine’s Day is believed to have originated during Roman Empire. Claudius II did not allow men to marry during wartime but bishop Valentine went against his wishes, and was put in jail for secretly performing wedding ceremonies for soldiers. During his time in jail, the Roman Romeo wrote a love note to the jailor’s daughter, signing it, “From your Valentine.”

– What was the Middle Ages equivalent of posting “Happy Valentine’s Day!” on the Facebook wall of your beloved one? Back then, both men and women wore the names of their beloved ones pinned to their sleeves. Actually, that’s where the expression “wearing your heart on your sleeve” has originated.

– What’s better than getting a romantic Valentine’s Day card in the shape of a heart? Well, in the 1920′s, it was a card shaped like a… tomato! Back in the day, tomatoes were also known as ‘love apples’.

– In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.

–  Hallmark produced its first valentine in 1913.

– The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.

– Valentine’s Day is the second largest card-sending holiday of the year after Christmas. One billion valentines are annually sent around the world and women purchase approximately 85% of them.

– Teachers receive the most valentines, followed by kids, mothers, wives and sweethearts.

– The first Valentine’s Day candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the late 1800s.

– More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year.

– 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men.

– Over 50 million roses are given each year for Valentine’s Day worldwide.

– Men spend nearly twice as much as women each Valentine’s Day.

– Thinking about proposing? It’s right about time, because February is the second most popular month (after December) for popping the question.

Valentine’s Day is a day to make your significant other and your relationship shine. Making your loved one feel special should be an everyday event, but Valentine’s Day should be particularly romantic. Need an advice on sending romantic Valentine’s gift for your sweetheart who is far away? Just visit our website or give us a call and we at Russian Flora will be happy to help you with choosing a perfect gift or flower arrangement for your Valentine in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus or anywhere else in the world.

Valentine’s Flowers & Gifts Traditions in Russia

Throughout the world, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th through the exchange of Valentine’s gifts, flowers, cards and vows of love, in the memory of love’s martyr, the Patron Saint of Love, Saint Valentine and Russia is no exception. This holiday along with some others, was imported from US and, therefore, is celebrated mainly by the younger generation. Finding the perfect Valentine’s gift to Russia for a loved one is not an easy affair which requires extra consideration, careful thought, advanced planning, creativity, and your natural thoughtfulness. Always try and think unique when buying a Valentine’s Day gift to Russia. Try to make him or her feel really special and this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a fortune, it simply requires some effort. Remember a Russian saying “The gift is small, but love is all” meaning that it is not about the value of the gift, but about love, attention, time spent for choosing the right Valentine’s gift.

It’s well-known that flowers are a very important part of the celebration of Valentine’s Day in Russia because they speak volumes about your care and consideration. The flower selection on this day is purely traditional where red roses definitely play a key role. The attitude of Russians towards flowers is very special. You should always have an odd number of flowers in a Valentine’s bouquet to Russia (this rule, though, does not apply to mixed arrangements) and don’t forget about the color! Russians are a sentimental and symbolic people, so make sure your flowers convey the right message, for example, red is the traditional color of love, yellow means friendship, white – innocence and so on (please check our Flowers Meaning guide).

In addition to your Valentine’s flowers to Russia you can add her favorite perfume, colorful balloons, fruit, cake or yummy chocolates that symbolize your sweet love for each other. There’s hardly a woman in Russia who can resist a finger-licking chocolate basket, so you will most likely get a big smile and a hug in return for your nice gesture! Cute teddy bear or any other stuffed animal would also make a great Valentine’s gift to Russia because it is huggable and sweet.

To make her Valentine’s Day even more unique and relaxing at the same time, present your special someone with an aroma therapy dream SPA basket with massage oils, moisturizing balm, a fragrant candle, a scented bath oil and others. This is a gift that will surely touch her heart and pull at her heart strings.

And perhaps the best Valentine’s Day gift to Russia that you can give your partner is something that is so precious that it can never be measured through any amount of money – your sincere unsullied love and the vow that you will always stay by your partner, no matter what happens.

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

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