Post-A-Day: Day 87
Happy Valentine’s Day! Spread some love to your friends, family, pets, etc.
Here are some fun facts about this special day:
About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.
Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s.
More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.
- Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day in the U.S.
189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day.
Based on retail statistics, about 3 per cent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.
- 15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
- Red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings.
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine.