Love Is Just To Die For
The sweet exchange of cards and gifts
on Valentine's Day has come a long way from the origin. The holiday
celebrated the soft heart of St. Valentine. Who is this St. Valentine?
Well, there were several St. Valentine's in the saints of Rome. The
most memorable St. Valentine was sentenced to death by Claudius II for
performing secret marriage ceremonies for young Roman men. Claudius II
had banned marriage in the belief that single Roman men made better
soldiers. It wasn't until the 5th century that Pope Gelasius declared
February 14th St. Valentine's Day.
Be My Valentine
It wasn't until the 1300's that Valentine's Day was associated with love and
romance. During the 15th century the first Valentine cards or letters were
written and exchanged. Great Britain by the 17th century had made this
exchanging of letters or cards tradition! This soon caught on in the U.S. and
swept across the world. Valentine's Day is now celebrated in Canada, Mexico,
the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark, Italy and Japan.
From: Me To: You
and romance have made Valentine's Day a favorite across the world, with an average of about 62% of people celebrating Valentine's day. There are over
145 million cards exchanged on
Valentine’s Day. Valentine's Day card were first mass produced during the
1840's. This day exploded into a consumer holiday! Valentine's Day is
second to only Christmas among the card exchanging holidays.
Love Is, In Fact, In The Air
you know that 80% of the gifts exchanged on Valentine's day are candy
and flowers? It is said that over 35 million heart shaped chocolate
boxes are sold, and over 220 million roses are produced for the season.
The average person is reported to spend around $135. The U.S. as a
whole reportedly spends over $20 billion on Valentine's Day.
remaining 20% of the U.S. is reported to spend $4 billion dollars on
jewelry (#3 on the list) annually. In a study it was reported that over 6
million people will become engaged on Valentine's day this year!
is fair to say love is in the air this time of year. St. Valentine knew
it and over 62% of people agree with him. So why not make this time of
year special for the person you have a crush on, like, or love.
Love is cute, passionate, cheesy, fun, and all of the above.
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