For passion, intimacy, friendship, passionate love, roses and their gifting by lovers all around the world is common and cinema has popularized this symbol greatly. Red roses stand for passion, yellow for friendship and white for platonic love.
In literature, heart symbolizes love and for a union of two individuals, there is no other symbol as important as heart. And, a winded heart or the one pierced with arrow forms the most important symbol of Valentine's Day.
Love Birds, kissing fish and bees signify the urge of meeting and mating of opposite sexes. It is said that lovebirds can't think of life without their mates. So these are now symbols of love for reproduction.
Thus, over the years, Valentine's Day has acquired many different symbols that represent love, romance, and passion that are used in cards and messages or communication of feelings.
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