Did You Know......
In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is big business. Consumers will spend an average of $77.43 on Valentine’s Day gifts this year.
About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.
- More than 50 percent of cards are sold the week of the holiday, with the largest and most elaborate Valentine cards sold 48 hours before February 14.
- Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine’s cards with teachers, classmates, and family members
- Hallmark has over 1330 different cards specifically for Valentine’s Day.
- 15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.