Happy Valentine’s Day my lovely BGs!
I hope your day is filled with love, chocolate, red roses and all of your heart’s desires! In the meantime, check out these fun Valentine’s Day facts:
*Approximately 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. (Source: StValentinesDay.org)
*More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year. (Source: History.com)
*2.2 million marriages take place in the United States annually. That breaks down to more than 6,000 a day. (Source: History.com)
*California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine’s Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period. (Source: StValentinesDay.org)
*Over 50 percent of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the observance, making Valentine’s Day a procrastinator’s delight. (Source: Hallmark Research)
*In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling. (Source: StValentinesDay.org)
*The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC. (Source: StValentinesDay.org)
What’s your favorite gift to receive on Valentine’s Day?