Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Let’s uncover some of the fun facts about the sweetest holiday of the year! 

Passing out Valentines is a 600-year-old tradition. According to, the oldest Valentine was a poem written by Charles Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415.

Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards. Approximately 1 billon Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every year in the U.S.

73% of those who buy flowers on Valentine’s Day are men, and 27% women. 

The red rose stands for strong romantic feelings 

Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to get engaged. 

Men spend approx. $130 on Valentine’s Day while women spend $70.

The first box of chocolates was introduced in 1868 by Richard Cadbury

This year, Americans spend approx. $81.56 on their pet dogs and $95.90 on their pet cats for Valentine’s Day.  

Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends

The U.S. alone is going to spend approx. $3.3 billon on flowers for loved ones this year.

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