The Facts:
The first association between love and Saint Valentine was made by Geoffrey Chaucer in The Parliament of Fowls (1382).  In this tale, Geoffrey Chaucer associated amorous nature, Cupid, and Saint Valentine with lust, disheveled hair, and phallic symbolism.  Even in 1382, he had the sense to throw in “Foolhardynesse, Flaterye, Desyr, Messagerye, and Meede.” In our modern English it translates to Foolhardyness, Flattery, Desire, Sending of Messages, and Rewarded Bribery. A man before his time…

William Shakespeare, wrote of Valentine's Day in Hamlet (1600–1601):
To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.
— William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5

While in the medieval days, it was customary to read poetry or sing to your Valentine, paper Valentines began to appear as early as the 1400’s. By the early 1800’s factories began to produce modern day cards, and by the end of the century the practice of handmade cards with lace and ribbons sadly, came to an end.

15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27% are women.

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.

About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.

 

California produces 60 percent of American roses.  The vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red are sold and delivered within a three-day time period.

Cupid, another symbol of Valentine's Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.

During the late 1800s, postage rates around the world dropped, and the obscene St. Valentine's Day card became popular, despite the Victorian era being otherwise very prudish. As the numbers of racy valentines grew, several countries banned the practice of exchanging Valentine's Days cards. During this period, Chicago's post office rejected more than 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were so indecent, they were not fit to be carried through the U.S. mail.

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Take a look at some of these holiday ideas for everyone!

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Want to give your lady a dozen long stemmed roses?

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