Pick A Chocolate And Get A Valentine's Day Fact
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see.
Lace is a fabric that is commonly associated with Valentine's Day. But did you know that lace comes from the Latin word "laques" meaning to snare or net, as in, "to catch a person's heart"?
Cupid, also known as the god of desire, erotic love, attraction, and affection, is the son of Venus. Venus was the goddess of beauty and love.
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.
On Valentine’s Day, many people buy flowers. Different colored roses have different meanings. A red rose means love, and a yellow rose means friendship.
Young girls believed they could tell what type of man they would marry depending on the type of bird they saw first on Valentine’s Day. A robin redbreast indicated a sailor, a goldfinch indicated a rich man.
Because of a translation error made by a chocolate company, only women buy Valentine chocolates. In fact, it is the only day of the year many single women will reveal their crush on a man by giving him chocolate. The men don’t return the favor until White Day, a type of “answer day” to Valentine’s Day, which is on March 14.
It is estimated that around 9 million pet owners buy their pets gifts for Valentine's Day. How cute!
The condom company Durex reports that condom sales are 20-30% higher around Valentine’s Day.