Love is in the Air!
A Short history of the day of love:
Ancient Rome: Lupercalia, a fertility festival, is celebrated in mid-February.
200-300 A.D.: At least two Christian clerics knows as Valentine are martyred.
Late 400s: Pope Gelasius declares February 14th a day for honoring Saint Valentine.
1300s: Saint Valentine’s Day becomes associated with love and romance.
1600s: Europe embraces the tradition of exchanging valentines.
1840s: The first mass-produced valentines are sold in the United States.
Let’s Talk Numbers!
448 Million dollars spent on candy the week before February 14th.
58 Million pounds of chocolate candy bought during Valentine’s Day week.
36 Million heart-shaped chocolate boxes skid for the holiday.
150 Million Valentine’s Day cards and gifts sent each year.
Most Women LOVE receiving flowers for ANY occasion! So what flowers are the most popular for this day of love?
1. Mixed Flowers 2. Red Roses 3. Other Roses
4. Other Flowers 5. Plants