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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

10 Valentine's Day Fun Facts

Ever been interested in finding out unique facts about Valentine's Day? Check out these 10 great and interesting facts about the holiday below:

1) Amongst the earliest Valentine's Day gifts were candies. The most common were chocolates in heart shaped boxes.

2) 15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.

3) About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.

4) The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

5) Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are the biggest holidays for giving flowers.

6) About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in the U.S. each year. That's the largest seasonal card sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

7) In addition to the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, and Italy.

8) Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future spouse.

9) Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine's Day in the U.S.

10) Physicians of the 1800's commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.

info courtesy of sheknows.com and stvalentinesday.org
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