10 Random Things About Valentine's Day You Didn't Know
You thought you knew everything about the holiday... but find out what you DIDN't know, here!
Love, Your Valentine
In Victorian times, they thought it was bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.
Valentine's Day...for Pets?
About 3% of pet owners apparently give gifts to their pets on February 14th.
The Origin of the Date
In 1537, King Henry VII of England officially made February 14th Valentine's Day.
The 2nd Biggest Card Holiday
Due to the number of cards sold, Valentine's Day is considered the 2nd biggest card holiday of the year.
The Sweet Smell of... Money?
Over $1 billion is spent on chocolate in the U.S. for Valentine's Day.
Due to the significance of the color red, symbolizing romance, red roses have become the most popular flower of the holiday.
Most Cards Received...
Most Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers!
About 220,000 marriage proposals occur each year on Valentine's Day.
In the 1800s, Cadbury began the tradition of giving chocolates in heart-shaped boxes on Valentine's Day.
A Hallmark Holiday
Hallmark's first Valentine's Card was made in 1913, centuries after the holiday was first declared.
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