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A Dozen Novelty Valentine's Day Arrangements That Will Steal Imaginations and Hearts This Holiday

With Valentine's Day slowly approaching, we can't help but pay homage to one of the holiday's most iconic emblems—the rose. A time-honored and universal symbol of love, roses have played leading roles in Valentine's Day celebrations for centuries since the Victorian era. Today, designers and flower fans across the globe carry on the tradition by featuring these beloved blooms in their plethora of compositions for the holiday.

Whether purchased alone or styled in a mixed bouquet, roses can go a long way in creating an assortment of novelty designs for Valentine's Day gifting. Keep scrolling for a few of our favorites:

PILLOW HEARTS. Perfectly on-theme for Valentine's Day, these heart-shaped arrangements send sincere messages of admiration and love. The use of fully open spray roses in hot pink and yellow shades also provides an added dimension of texture and visual interest.

CLASSIC, WITH A TWIST. Nothing quite says Valentine's Day than a dozen red roses. And while this beloved holiday bloom shines beautifully on its own, a "basic" assembly of roses can be taken to the next level with some modest additions. Bundled among a decorative collar of free-flowing lily grass, the roses in this arrangement leaning to one side (à la Jeff Leatham) make a chic statement for the season of love.

TEACUP BLOOMS. Only a handful of roses are needed for this quaint, yet whimsical, teatime-inspired display. Pastel pink and cream hues are the stars and evoke feelings of sweetness, innocence and grace—ideal for intimate Valentine's Day soirées.

EMBRACE WITH LOVE. A sophisticated bundle of pink roses—supported by sprays of delicate Thryptomene blossoms—effortlessly captures the essence of Valentine's Day celebrations. Artfully wrapped using mesh netting, this centerpiece makes for a modern alternative to more traditional holiday designs.

HATBOX DELIVERY. A dazzling way to express Valentine's Day sentiments, flowers in hatbox containers make for a luxurious floral experience. Here, limiting the selection to a singular type of bloom or color palette still makes a big impression.

DOLLED UP WITH DOILIES. Unique doily accents are the standout protagonists of this perfectly pink Valentine's Day bouquet. Also coupled with satin ribbons, this rose display offers a nostalgic take on conventional holiday decor that transports us back in time to yesteryear.

SIMPLY ELEGANT. Once, boxed roses were among the height of fashion for gifting, so it's not surprising that the tradition has carried over to modern day Valentine's Day celebrations. Whether you're sending bunches of long stemmed roses or just a handful of buds, there is an understated elegance in something as clean and classic as a group of roses nestled inside a keepsake box.

BE MY VALENTINE. A true showstopper, vivid hot pink roses radiate happiness and admiration. Paired with accessories in complementary colors, this timeless Valentine's Day arrangement will never go out of style.

CITRUS APPEAL. To enhance the look and appeal of a Valentine's Day design, line glass containers with Aspidistra foliage, decorative grass, and slices of citrus fruit of choice. These elements add structure and interest while also helping to draw the eye towards the focal point of the arrangement: the roses.

TISKET TASKET. A wistful scene of rural life comes to mind in this romantic, cottagecore-esque design. Showcased on a handcrafted basket covered with fresh foliage, lily grass and galax leaves, two-toned roses and carnations offer playful color, while Hypericum provides volume and movement to this bucolic composition.

UNDER GLASS. Lavish garden roses are really all that's needed for this Valentine's Day appropriate tablescape decor. Here, glass jars make an excellent choice for spotlighting the floating roses' unfurling layers of petals and hints of decorative foliage underneath.

ROSES AND MORE. An enchanting medley of spray roses and carnations is an ode to the soft and dreamy blush tones of the season of love. While the blooms draw attention from above, the vintage style container and decorative hearts below complete the Valentine's Day look.