Little Known Facts About Valentine’s Day

  1. Richard Cadbury is responsible for Valentine’s Day chocolate, and the reason why we eat chocolate on the day. He was the son of the Cadbury chocolate manufacturer. To sell more chocolate, he started packaging his candy in heart-shaped boxes in 1861, and the rest is history.
  2. The first Valentine’s note was sent in the 15th century.
  3. Card giving and gift giving became popular in The Middle Ages. The oldest printed card dates back to 1797.
  4. Hallmark started mass-producing Valentine’s Day cards in 1915.
  5. Candy is the most common Valentine’s Day gift.
  6. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Valentine’s Day jewelry sales spiked.
  7. Valentine’s Day officially became a holiday associated with love in the 1300s.
  8. The Valentine’s Day gift that people spend the most money on is jewelry.
  9. Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd century.
  10. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards every year, followed by children, mothers, wives, and pets.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy February!

5 thoughts on “Little Known Facts About Valentine’s Day

  1. Interesting. I’d like to know a lot more about #9. I do know that St. Valentine was never married. Ironic, since we associate Valentine’s Day with romance. It’s about a much deeper love than that. 😉

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