Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Special Edition

 Did You Know

About 192 million people Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year.  That is the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year next to Christmas.

73% of people who buy flowers on Valentine's Day are men, while only 27% are women.

Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.

The first Valentine's box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.

Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a 3 day period for Valentine's Day.

Ester Howland was the first American to make commercial Valentine's cards out of scraps of ribbon, lace and pictures.

 Since it is Valentine's Day, make sure your love does not fade for someone special.


Patty Antle said...

Interesting facts about Valentine's Day LV. What a great day for folks who are in the business, florists, cards, etc. It's great for the economy while being great for relationships. Hope you have a happy day!

TexWisGirl said...

i let an older gent go in front of me at the grocery store yesterday. he had a valentine's card in his hand as his only purchase (for his wife). a simple card and red envelope cost him over $7 after tax! craziness, people!

Stephanie said...

This was so interesting, LV! Thank you for sharing :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you! Hugs

Ruth Hiebert said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very interesting facts ... Happy Valentine's Day to you too!!

Adam said...

Happy Valentines

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Thanks for the Valentine Day trivia! Hope you had a great day. Cute picture of Shirley Temple in your most recent post -- always watched her movies when I was a young one.