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Thank You For Another Successful Valentine's Day

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We have SOLD OUT of ‪‎flowers for Valentine's Day and cannot accept any more orders. For 33 years your patronage, loyalty and support throughout our career has been overwhelming and we are beyond grateful. We regret having to turn away customers and hope you will understand that custom handcrafted designs does limit our ability to service everyone on Valentine's Day, especially if you waited to order your flowers until Feb 14th. Unlike the floral departments in supermarkets, discount big box store and the flower markets we do not mass product our product and try to create flowers that express your love and romance.
As always we stand behind everything we create at David Jeffrey Florist and All orders placed for Feb 14th will be delivered. If you have any questions or concerns please leave us a message at 805-376-2500 and we will return your call ASAP. One last comment, please call you local florist directly and do not be mislead by wire gathering services. 
Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day.
David, Jeff and the entire staff at David Jeffrey Florist.

Hemos vendido fuera de # flores para el Día de San Valentín y no podemos aceptar más pedidos. Durante 33 años nos ha apoyado y que están más allá de agradecido por su patrocinio y poner sus órdenes temprano. Lamentamos tener que rechazar clientes y esperamos que entender que los diseños hechos a mano de encargo no limitar nuestra capacidad para dar servicio a todo el mundo el Día de San Valentín, especialmente cuando nuestros floristas y cultivadores también han vendido. Todos los pedidos realizados para mañana se entregarán y si usted tiene cualquier pregunta o preocupación por favor nos deja un mensaje en el 805-376-2500. Gracias, David, Jeff y todo el personal de David Jeffrey Floristería

Valentine's Day History Legends And Facts.

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Everything you always wanted to know about the most romantic holiday of the year and beautiful flowers from David Jeffrey Florist


The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

Did You Know?
Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–possibly his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and–most importantly–romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France.

While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year. Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman. These matches often ended in marriage.

Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance.

Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn't begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt. (The greeting is now part of the manuscript collection of the British Library in London, England.) Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois.

In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.

Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas.) Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

Romance Is Not Flowers Shipped In A Box

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Having flowers dropped shipped in a box for your sweetheart to design is not as romantic as a beautiful custom floral design from David Jeffrey Florist.
We would be honored to create your expression of love for someone special. We extensive collection of designs in every price range and style for every 
Please Call us at 805-376-2500 or 800-858-8883 or visit our online floral boutique. Every design is our work, we NEVER use stock photos
Daily deliveries to the following cities
WestlakeVillageCa - ThousandOaksCa, - NewburyParkCa -  AgouraHillsCa - OakParkCa - CalabasasCa - MoorparkCa - SimiVallyCa - CamarilloCa or call us at 805-376-2500

Red Roses Were Her Favorites, Her Name Was Also Rose

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A longtime customer wanted to share this poignant Valentine's Day story with us and now we would like to share it with you.

Red roses were her favorites, her name was also Rose
(Author Unknown)

Red roses were her favorites, her name was also Rose.
And every year her husband sent them, tied with pretty bows.
The year he died, the roses were delivered to her door.
The card said, "Be my Valentine", like all the years before.

Each year he sent her roses, and the note would always say,
"I love you even more this year, than last year on this day.
My love for you will always grow, with every passing year."
She knew this was the last time that the roses would appear.

She thought, he ordered roses in advance before this day.
Her loving husband did not know, that he would pass away.
He always liked to do things early, way before the time.
Then, if he got too busy, everything would work out fine.

She trimmed the stems, and placed them in a very special vase.
Then, sat the vase beside the portrait of his smiling face.
She would sit for hours, in her husband's favorite chair.
While staring at his picture, and the roses sitting there.

A year went by, and it was hard to live without her mate.
With loneliness and solitude, that had become her fate.
Then, the very hour, as on Valentines before,
The doorbell rang, and there were roses, sitting by her door.

She brought the roses in, and then just looked at them in shock.
Then, went to get the telephone, to call the florist shop.
The owner answered, and she asked him, if he would explain,
Why would someone do this to her, causing her such pain?

"I know your husband passed away, more than a year ago,
"The owner said, "I knew you'd call, and you would want to know. 
The flowers you received today, were paid for in advance.
Your husband always planned ahead, he left nothing to chance.
There is a standing order, that I have on file down here,
And he has paid, well in advance, you'll get them every year.
There also is another thing, that I think you should know,
He wrote a special little card... he did this years ago.
Then, should ever I find out that he's no longer here,
That's the card...that should be sent, to you the following year."

She thanked him and hung up, her tears now flowing hard.
Her fingers shaking, as she slowly reached to get the card.
Inside the card she saw that he had written her a note.
Then, as she stared in total silence, this is what he wrote...

"Hello my love, I know it's been a year since I've been gone,

I hope it hasn't been too hard for you to overcome.
I know it must be lonely, and the pain is very real.
For if it was the other way, I know how I would feel.
The love we shared made everything so beautiful in life.
I loved you more than words can say, you were the perfect wife.
You were my friend and lover, you fulfilled my every need.

I know it's only been a year, but please try not to grieve.
I want you to be happy, even when you shed your tears.
That is why the roses will be sent to you for years.
When you get these roses, think of all the happiness,
That we had together, and how both of us were blessed.
I have always loved you and I know I always will. 
But, my love, you must go on, you have some living still.
Please...try to find happiness, while living out your days.
I know it is not easy, but I hope you find some ways.
The roses will come every year, and they will only stop,
When your door's not answered, when the florist stops to knock.
He will come five times that day, in case you have gone out.
But after his last visit, he will know without a doubt,
To take the roses to the place, where I've instructed him,
And place the roses where we are, together once again."

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Flowers Shipped In A Box Is Not Design

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Call the floral experts at David Jeffrey Florist with 33 years of highly acclaimed design experience to create something special your Valentine will remember long after the holiday is over. We deliver to Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Camarillo.

Llame a los expertos en #floral David Jeffrey Florista con 33 años de experiencia en diseño aclamado crear algo especial tu Valentín recordará mucho después de la fiesta ha terminado.

Free Local Delivery For Valentine's Day If You order Early.

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FREE delivery if you place your order BEFORE January 30, 2015 for Valentine's Day.
Minimum $50 purchase. Our local delivery is Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Camarillo. This offer expires on 1/30/2015 Call us at 805-376-2500

Some Helpful Information Concerning Valentine's Day Orders.

Please read our SUBSTITUTION POLICY concerning ONLINE ORDERING AND DELIVERY REQUESTS. Please click onto the link below:

We are sorry but we cannot guarantee timed deliveries on Valentine's Day unless you placed your order early.
On any other day timed deliveries are not a problem but with the amount of deliveries we have for Feb 14th it is not possible to guarantee an exact time.
We can offer either an AM or PM delivery on Feb 13th.

Also please be aware that Amgen, Wellpointe and several other companies have adopted new guidelines for floral deliveries.
They require the recipient or their representative to be present upon delivery. Therefor we must call recipient prior to delivery to insure someone will be present to sign and pick-up flowers. If you have any questions feel free to call us direct PLEASE do not leave messages or orders on facebook concerning Valentine's Day Orders.
Thank you

How To Avoid The Doghouse This Valentine's Day

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Call David Jeffrey Florist and order your flowers for Valentine's Day early from the most trusted florist in the area. Serving our community with pride, exquisite custom floral designs and outstanding service since 1982.

David Jeffrey Florist is a custom floral design studio located in Thousand Oaks serving Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Oak Park, Newbury Park and the surrounding Ventura, Los Angeles County communities.
We are a full service florist with a 24/7 online floral boutique for your shopping convenience. You can call us direct or place your order online.

We take pride in building our reputation the old fashion way.....word of mouth with quality designs since 1982. 
We leave the showmanship and egos at the door and every customer is a celebrity no matter what the budget.

From the very beginning we put our emphasis on creating floral decorations that are artistically unique and elegant. We buy as many flowers straight from the field so our creations are delivered field fresh. We are one of the few flower shops that is designer owned with 33 years of experience in every phase of floral design and event planning. 
We were very fortunate to learn this business from some of the  great masters in the florist industry and over the years have created our own trademark in a variety of floral concepts. 
Please visit our David Jeffrey Florist website and Online Floral Boutique or call us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
805-376-2500 or 800-858-8883

Every single arrangement on our website is our designs. We never use stock photos.

We offer one of the largest most extensive floral collections of any shop in the area,  

We specialize in tropical flowers offering an abundant collection of exotic designs.

Premium orchid plants and planters.

Interior plant design and weekly service.

Daily Deliveries to 
Agoura Hills
Newbury Park
Oak Park
Simi Valley 
Thousand Oaks
Westlake Village

All orders are deliveries, no pick up at the warehouse. If you have a special item or card you want added to your flower order we will be happy to make special arrangements to pick them at no additional charge. 
All consultations for Weddings and Events are by appointment only.