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Interesting Facts About Valentine's Day

Ever wonder how many Valentine's Day cards are given on February 14th? Who do you think receives the most Valentine Day cards? Everywhere you look there are hearts all around. What percentage of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day? Find out all these answers and interesting Valentine's Day trivia in our Valentine's Day Facts section.

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74 percent of Americans celebrate Valentine's Day.


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Cupid was the symbol for the Roman God of Love.


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Valentine's Day is forth on the list for the holiday with the most candy sales behind Halloween, Easter, and Christmas.


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About 15% of women in the US send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.


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US Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide.


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The first Valentine's Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.


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Approximately 192 million cards are exchanged.


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Teachers receive the most Valentine's Day cards and gifts.


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The United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France and Australia all celebrate Valentine's Day.


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Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.


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The first commercial Valentine's Day greeting cards produced in the U.S. were created in the 1840s by Esther A. Howland.


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Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages (written Valentine's did not begin to appear until after 1400).


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