Valentine’s Day is the national day of love and romance. Here are 10 fun facts to share with your sweetie as you woo them over a romantic dinner or are en route to a fun-filled Valentine’s Day experience.
Valentine’s Day really is the most romantic holiday of the year. Approximately 220,000 of wedding proposals are made each year on Valentine’s Day.
King Henry VII officially declared February 14th as St. Valentine’s Day in 1537.
The Italian city of Verona receives about 1,000 Valentine’s Day cards addressed to Juliet, from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Richard Cadbury created the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates in the late 1800s.
The oldest love poem dates to the ancient Sumerians, from 3,500 B.C.E.
15% of women will send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
4 places in the US are named Valentine: Valentine, Arizona; Valentine, Nebraska; Valentine, Texas; Valentine, Virginia.
Who receives the most Valentines? In order from most to least: teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts, then pets.