The funny thing about facts is that sometimes it hard to get the facts – if you look at the links I have provided below – each lists a different number for my first fact – really that is the fact!
There is somewhere between 141 million to about 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards exchange in the US each year making Valentine’s Day the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year next to Christmas!
In order of popularity, teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets!
73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men – only 27 percent of women buy flowers on Valentine’s Day!
The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love. The color red stands for strong romantic feelings. Approximately 110 million roses will be sold, mostly red, and they are imported mostly from South America!
Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes were introduced in 1868 by Richard Cadbury!
In the 19th century, physicians would prescribe chocolates to their patients who would pine for a lost love! Oh yes, I will get this script filled - how many refills?
I have to add these Superstitions from this one site:
It is said that the kind of bird a girl watches on Valentine’s Day predicts her future husband. For instance:
Sparrow: A poor man
Owl: Remain spinster
Bluebird: A happy man
Blackbird: A priest or clergyman
Crossbill: An argumentative man
· If an apple is cut in half, the number of seeds found inside the fruit will indicate the number of children that individual will have.
· To be awoken by a kiss on Valentine's Day is considered lucky.
· On Valentine's Day, the first guy's name you read in the paper or hear on the TV or radio will be the name of the man you will marry.
· If you see a squirrel on Valentine's Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money.
· If you see a goldfinch on Valentine's Day, you will marry a millionaire.
· If you see a robin on Valentine's Day, you will marry a crime fighter - maybe they mean Batman!
· If you see a flock of doves on Valentine's Day, you will have a happy, peaceful marriage.
· If you find a glove on the road on Valentine's Day, your future beloved will have the other missing glove.
Check out these links for additional Valentine’s Day info!