Whether you’re single and ready to mingle or taken for Valentine’s Day, the sweetest holiday of the year is upon us guys and dolls! Millions of people will be lining up to buy their love ones stuffed animals, chocolate covered strawberries, perfume, and bouquets of roses on Thursday, Valentine’s Day! Here are some fun facts about one of our most beloved holidays you can chat about on your V-Day date night!
Valentine’s Day started with the Roman Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage, Saint Valentine continued to marry men and women in secret. For his disobedience, Valentine was executed on February 14th History.com reports.
- Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913. 144 million greeting cards are exchanged worldwide every year for Valentine’s Day in the U.S. alone, according to Hallmark.
- Valentine’s Day is a popular holiday to get engaged according to a 2017 study by diamond retailer found that 43% of millennials chose Valentine’s Day to propose or be proposed to.
- 18% of women have sent themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day to celebrate and show appreciation to themselves according to 1800 Flowers.
Did you know 3 in 10 adults skip celebrating Valentine’s Day according to a survey by the National Retail Federation but may treat themselves to a small gift or a night out with friends and family.
We love giving chocolate on V-Day, 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country according to 1800 Flowers.
- Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives, and girlfriends.
- According to the National Retail Federation, the average person celebrating Valentine’s Day spent $143 in 2018.
- Red roses are the most popular Valentine’s Day bouquets. It’s estimated that the U.S. alone is going to spend $3.3 billion on flowers for loved ones this year according to 1800 Flowers.
- Sorry ladies looks like you’ll be doing most of the V-Day planning since 64% of men do not make plans in advance for Valentine’s Day.
- Men spend a lot more money spoiling their Valentine’s than women. The average man spends $130 on Valentine’s Day, while women spend about $70 according to the National Retail Federation.
- A new survey shows both men and women prefer to receive chocolate over flowers on V-Day, according to the National Confectioners Association.
- Did you know different colored roses have different meanings? Red means love, yellow means friendship, and pink means friendship or sweetheart. Red carnations mean admiration, white carnations mean pure love according to 1800 Flowers.
- We reported this will be the first year the popular Valentine candy “conversation hearts” will not be sold this holiday season but look out for Krispy Kreme “Conversation Doughnuts” For V-Day!
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