Fine Valentine’s Day Facts

Intresting Valentine’s Day Fun Facts, you probably didn’t know about.

Kaylee Yakish, Contributor

  • Every year, more than 36 million boxes of chocolates are sold across the country.
  • An average man spends $130 on Valentine’s Day, while women spend only about $70.
  • February 14 is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas. This year, it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be exchanged around the world.
  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.
  • Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913.
  • It’s estimated that the U.S. alone is going to spend $3.3 billion on flowers for loved ones this year.
  • The only other day that beats Valentine’s Day in floral sales is Mother’s Day.
  • Of the 124.6 million households in the U.S., it’s predicted that 43 million of them will purchase flowers.
  • The type of flower that’s sold mostly on valentine’s day are of course roses!
  • Passing out Valentines is a 600-year-old tradition.
  •  Roses are known as the flowers of love.
  • Groundhog Day was originally observed on February 14.
  • Lace is often used on Valentine decorations. The word “lace” comes from the Latin laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart.
  • Valentine’s Day is a $14.7 billion industry in the U.S.
  • The red rose was the flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • In America, Valentine’s Day is the second busiest day of the year for restaurants.


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