February 14 , 2019

Fun Fall Facts 264pxValentine's Day Fun Facts

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. We exchange candy, flowers and gifts with our loved ones – all in the name of St. Valentine. But there is plenty more to this amorous day than just that. We've put together a list of Valentine's Day Fun Facts for your enjoyment.

Here are some fun facts you may not know about Valentine's Day:

  • On Valentine`s Day every year, there are at least 36 million heart shape boxes of chocolates sold.
  • On average, men spend $130 on Valentine`s Day gifts.
  • There are approximately 8 billion candy hearts made each year.
  • There are approximately 50 million roses given on Valentine`s Day around the world.
  • Women tend to buy approximately 85% of all the Valentine`s Day cards sold.
  • 73% of those who buy flowers on Valentine`s Day are men.
  • The first heart-shaped Valentine`s Day candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the late 19th century.
  • Cupid is the son of Venus. Venus was the god of beauty and love.
  • Approximately 15% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine`s Day.
  • Every year, around 9 million people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift.
  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards. Next are kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.
  • Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce Valentine’s Day cards in 1913.
  • In the U.S. over $3 billion will be spent on flowers for Valentine's Day this year.

Happy Valentine's Day!