10 Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day

We thought, because it is Valentine’s Day, we’d put together a collection of facts and fun GIFs for you to enjoy!

Valentine's Choc box

One

Every year, more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country

Source: 1800flowers
valentine future husband

Two

Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future husband

Source: holidayspot
Valentine proposal

Three

Valentine’s Day is a popular holiday to get engaged

Source: womansday
Valentine singles day

Four

If you don’t have the significant other yet, why not celebrate Singles Awareness Day (SAD) instead. The holiday celebrates all the single people who can proudly stand up and show that it is OKAY to be single.

Source: pastbook
valentine oldest marriage

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The official world record for the longest marriage for a living couple belongs to a couple who were married for a total of 86 years and 290 days before the husband passed away.

Source: Hongkiat
Valentine love pets

Six

Based on retail statistics, about 3 per cent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets on this day

Source: list25
Valentine Flowers

Seven

The most popular gift on Valentine’s Day is flowers. The most popular flower for Valentine’s is roses.

Valentine Catch heart

Eight

Lace is often used on Valentine decorations. The word “lace” comes from the Latin laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart

Source: factretriever
valentine love letter

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History’s first valentine was written in perhaps one of the most unromantic places conceivable: a prison. Charles, Duke of Orleans wrote the love letter to his second wife at the age of 21 while captured at the Battle of Agincourt

Source: history
Valentine Teacher

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According to an array of different sources, teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards.

Source: meetoo