Flowers are a go-to gift choice, especially in February, despite sky-high prices and fast-selling stocks. Usually gifted solo or as a carefully decorated bouquet, they’re perfect for expressing appreciation and affection to your special someone on that romantic Valentine’s Day date. Ayieee!
During this hectic season, flower shop owners are also driven to come up with all sorts of cheesy gimmicks in shades of red, pink, and purple to pull in as many customers as they can. For Saint Jo Flowers, however, there’s no moving on from Halloween (just like a bitter breakup or a broken promise) with their “Pamatay na Valentine’s Flowers.”
Instead of condolences, witty pick-up lines such as, “Patay na patay ako sa’yo,” “Patay, mahal na kita,” “I’m dying to date you,” “Nakamamatay ang ganda mo,” adorn the shop’s so-called Corona, “so you can express your love creatively.”
Their best-selling Big Corona retails for P5,000 pesos and above, while the Small Corona for P1,500. The shop is also offering a funeral-themed bouquet of flowers for P1,000 – P3,000 and boxed (or more accurately, casketed) flowers for P2,500 – P4,500. Their immortal-like-a-zombie Ecuadorian Rose is also available for P3,500. Talk about being scarily romantic like Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride!
While the flowers are half-amusing and half-morbid, netizens are delighted to see the flower shop’s out-of-the-box (or out-of-the-vase?) take on the popular gift choice. They’re also willing to receive them on Valentine’s Day.
Would you be happy to accept these pamatay na flowers?
Saint Jo Flowers is located at Stall # 3 of Fiesta Market in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Orders placed online and through SMS are available for pickup or delivery.
Photos from Saint Jo Flowers