Here it comes again…that day based on romance, love and candy kisses. Some of you embrace it with every fiber of your romantic being while others cringe and run for cover.
These fun Valentine’s Day facts will keep your heart open while feeding your mind!
More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year.
About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again.
About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.
In order of popularity, Valentine’s Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets. [Pets? Really?]
Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine’s Day.
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
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.
Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.
The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC.
In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future husband.
These fun facts are brought to you courtesy of www.stvalentinesday.org.
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