ST VALENTINE'S Day is the time when many people say it with flowers.

There are many different varieties of flowers available at this time of year to send as a bouquet or simple bunch, ranging from glamorous red roses to the spring freshness of daffodils and tulips.

All florists' shops at this time of year have a special stock of special Valentine cards, which can be the basis of a posy or bouquet.

Roses are the traditional flower for St Valentine's Day. Orchids are the second most popular flower and single blooms can be incorporated into a card to make a lovely presentation.

For Valentines who would appreciate a longer lasting gift, then jewellery has always been a favourite, with gold lockets and charms traditional Valentine gifts.

Lingerie is another ideal present, and no woman can resist the lure of soft lights, sweet music and a romantic meal, so what better way to round of the day than by taking your loved one out to dinner?

You'll find that many restaurants will go out of their way to capture the mood of the evening with candlelight and even a special menu.

February 14 is the one day in the year when you can really afford to let your emotions run away with you.

And with so much doom and gloom around the rest of the year, you'd be wise to make the most of it!