Valentine Stories

St. Valentine's Day Facts

  • The United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France and Australia all celebrate Valentine's Day.

  • 74 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  • Approximately 192 million cards exchanged.

  • Some attribute the first “Valentine’s Card” being sent from Charles Duc d' Orleans in 1415 to his wife, while a prisoner in the Tower of London.

  • "Love Birds" derives from the belief that birds chose their mates on Feb. 14. Some believe this fact is one of the origins of the Valentine’s Day Holiday.

  • Cupid was the symbol for the Roman God of Love.

  • About 15% of women in the US send themselves flowers on Valentines.

  • Valentine’s Day is forth on the list for the holiday with the most candy sales behind Halloween, Easter, and Christmas.

  • The first Valentine's Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.

  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s.

St. Valentine's Day Facts

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