Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Post-A-Day: Day 87

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Spread some love to your friends, family, pets, etc.

Here are some fun facts about this special day:

  1. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.

  2. Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s.

  3. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.

  4. Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day in the U.S.
  5. 189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day.

  6. Based on retail statistics, about 3 per cent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

  7. 15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
  8. The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

  9. Red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings.
  10. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine.

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