February 5th, 2009
Here’s some Valentine Trivia you may not know…
God loved the flowers and invented soil. Man loved the flowers and invented vases. ~Variation of a saying by Jacques Deval
Medieval Europeans believed birds mated on February 14th.73% of U.S. men buy flowers on Valentine’s Day.15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.Queen Victoria sent over 2,500 Valentine’s during her reign.
The Welsh used to give each other wooden spoons on February 14th. During the nineteenth century, romantic Brits would simply pick the first person they say on February 14th to be their Valentine.Finns celebrate Valentine’s Day by being nice to their friends.
Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone on Valentine’s Day, 1876, If it weren’t for Mr. Bell, we’d still be spending each Valentine’s Day waiting by the telegraph.
In the 17th century, a hopeful maiden pinned five bay leaves to her pillow and ate a hard-boiled egg before going to sleep on Valentine’s Eve. It was believed this would make her dream about her future husband.
Red Hearts are an ancient symbol of love. Because the human heart beats faster when one is excited, the heart was thought to be the centre of emotion and feeling in ancient times.
Interlocking Hearts, also known as the true-love knot, represent two hearts joined as one. Sometimes the true-love knot is joined with a capital “A”. The “A” stands for the Latin phrase “Amor vincit omnia”, meaning “Love conquers all.”
Valentine candy boxes are heart-shaped and tied with red ribbon to symbolize giving one’s heart.
To be awakened by a kiss on Valentine’s Day is considered very good luck.
In the United States, 64% of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic valentines day with their Sweethearts.
73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are Men while 27% are women.
188 Million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually.