Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here’s some fun Valentine’s Day trivia for your enjoyment.
Approximately 36 million boxes of chocolate were sold for Valentine’s Day in 2003.
About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
About 85% of those cards are purchased by women.
An estimated 25 percent of Valentine’s Day cards are humorous
15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the U.K. celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is the big time of year for red roses; Mothers’ Day is more pastel colored roses.
It wasn’t until 1537 that St. Valentine’s Day was declared an official holiday. England’s King Henry VIII declared February 14th a holiday.
Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine’s cards with teachers, classmates, and family members
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world’s almonds and 20 percent of the world’s peanuts.
The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. Red stands for strong feelings which is why a red rose is a flower of love.
In the U.S., 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.