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Flower Delivery Express Reveals the Story Behind Valentine's Day

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DETROIT, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- a leading online flower delivery company, feels some people are mistaken about how Valentine's Day began.  It did not come about as the result of a greeting card company deciding it was another way to make money.  This is an urban legend.  The true story is much more intriguing.

During the reign of Claudius II the Roman Empire was in decline and needed a strong army to defend it.  The Emperor required more young men to become soldiers.  Claudius believed that married men were more emotionally attached to their families, and therefore did not make good soldiers.  He passed a law forbidding marriage.

True love cannot be denied and many young lovers wanted to be married.  There was a priest named Valentine at that time who secretly performed the sacrament of matrimony.  When Claudius found out that his order wasn't being obeyed he had Valentine arrested and sentenced to death.

While in prison waiting to be executed Valentine preformed a miracle.  When his jailor found out he was a priest he asked him to heal his blind daughter.  For this miracle and his refusal to worship Roman gods he was elevated to St. Valentine by Pope Gelasius.  He was executed on February 14th a day that many couples choose to marry.

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for a florist.  The most important thing you can do to ensure that your gift of love arrives when you want it to is to order early before prices start to creep-up as demand increases. 

About is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.  The company has also been voted "Best Florist" over a dozen times. delivers from their own brick and mortar flower shops with their own delivery fleet and through FedEx and UPS from coast to coast. Deliveries are also made via a computerized sending network of affiliated shops. They provide delivery throughout most of the United States, Canada, and to over eighty countries around the world.

Wesley Berry is the CEO of, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation.  He also owns Wesley Berry Flowers, a Detroit-based brick and mortar florist established in 1946.

Shoppers can conveniently make floral purchase by phone at 888.851.2881 and online at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.




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