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!

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    Love, Your Valentine

    In Victorian times, they thought it was bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.

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    Valentine's Day...for Pets?

    About 3% of pet owners apparently give gifts to their pets on February 14th.

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    The Origin of the Date

    In 1537, King Henry VII of England officially made February 14th Valentine's Day.

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    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.

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    The Sweet Smell of... Money?

    Over $1 billion is spent on chocolate in the U.S. for Valentine's Day.

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    Red Roses

    Due to the significance of the color red, symbolizing romance, red roses have become the most popular flower of the holiday.

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    Most Cards Received...

    Most Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers!

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    I Do!

    About 220,000 marriage proposals occur each year on Valentine's Day.

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    Cadbury

    In the 1800s, Cadbury began the tradition of giving chocolates in heart-shaped boxes on Valentine's Day.

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    A Hallmark Holiday

    Hallmark's first Valentine's Card was made in 1913, centuries after the holiday was first declared.

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