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Valentine's Day Fun Facts

Valentine’s Day dates all the way back to 270AD in Rome.

The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

Approximately 110 million roses, mostly red, will be sold and delivered within the three-day Valentine’s Day time period.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries were invented by an Italian women, it is said that Lorraine Lorusso was the creator during the 1960′s. She introduced them at a store named “Stop n Shop” located in Chicago, Illinois.

More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.

Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.

Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men.

Many believe the ‘X’ symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an ‘X.’ The ‘X’ was then kissed to show their sincerity.

About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

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