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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

 Valentine Day Fun Facts -
Happy Valentine's Day

    1. Approximately how many boxes of chocolate were sold for St. Valentine's Day in 2003?
      36 million. This figure comes from the Chocolate Manufacturer's Association.
    2. The oldest known valentine that is still in existence today was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife.
      Where was Charles when he penned this valentine? In the Tower of London. The greeting is now located in the British Library in London.
    3. Approximately what percentage of Valentine's Day cards are purchased by women?
      85%. This is according to the Greeting Card Association.
    4. Approximately how many Valentine's Day cards are sent each year?
      1 billion. Valentine's Day is the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. Christmas is first with approximately 2.6 billion cards sent.
    5. Cupid is whose son?
      Venus. Venus was the Goddess of Love and Beauty.
    6. How many towns in the United States honor St. Valentine.
      Two – Valentine, Nebraska; and Valentine, Texas
    Fun facts:
    More than two million couples get married each year in the United States
    One billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually.
    One-fourth of Valentine’s Day cards are humorous.
    More than half of shoppers spend more than $3 for a Valentine’s Day card.

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