Valentine’s Day Trivia

Valentine’s Day has a lot of neat little facts associated with it.  Here are some you might not know about!

Valentine’s Day numbers:
•    More than 36 million boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day!
•    Women buy about 85% of all Valentine’s Day cards.
•    About one billion cards are sent on Valentine’s Day.
•    On average, about two million couples are married in the United States on Valentine’s Day.
•    In recent years, the total revenue generated by Valentine’s Day-related items has been more than $650 million.
•    In 2006, more than 180 million roses were delivered across the U.S. on Valentine’s Day.  While 60% of all roses grown in America are grown in California, most of those sold on Valentine’s Day actually come from South America.

Valentine’s Day history:
•    There were three different St. Valentines mentioned in history, but THE St. Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during the third century.
•    St. Valentine’s Day was set the day before the pagan festival of Lupercalia in an attempt to “Christianize” the day.
•    The oldest known Valentine that still exists was written by Charles, the Duke of Orleans, and sent to his wife.
•    February 14, 1929, is called the St. Valentine’s Day massacre after Al Capone’s gang killed seven people.

Famous couples who married on Valentine’s Day:
•    Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
•    Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee
•    The Captain and Tennille
•    Sharon Stone and Phil Bronstein
•    Prince and Mayte Garcia

Other fun facts:
•    The first Conversation Hearts candies were made in 1866.
•    In the U.S., 64% of men do not make Valentine’s Day plans in advance.  They just wing it!
•    Hallmark has over 1300 different Valentine’s Day cards!
•    Teachers receive the most Valentines.

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The Rose: Valentine’s Flower

The rose has been associated with Valentine’s Day ever since the holiday began, it seems like. This is because they’ve always been associated with love and romance. Of course, you can send roses at any time of the year, but more roses are delivered on Valentine’s Day than on any other day of the year. You can’t go wrong with a dozen of these beautiful flowers.

Or can you? Most guys know there are different colors of roses, but few know that each color has its own meaning. Red roses mean love and romance, which is why they’re seen everywhere on Valentine’s. But what if she hates the color red? You’ve been told to make the day personal and go with things she likes. If her favorite color is yellow, you may be tempted to get her a dozen yellow roses. But did you know that yellow roses mean friendship and freedom? That’s probably not the message you want to send on Valentine’s Day!

Instead, how about light pink roses? They stand for happiness. Lilac or purple roses mean “love at first sight,” which is also a great message for Valentine’s Day. If you want to show you desire her, go with coral roses or orange ones, which also show enthusiasm. Just don’t give her black roses or dead ones—all that says is “our relationship is OVER!”

If you want to make it even more complicated, you can mix roses together. Different color combinations have different meanings:
• White and yellow stand for harmony.
• Red and white indicate a long, committed relationship
• Red and yellow show you’re happy and want to celebrate

The number of roses you give her also has meaning. A dozen traditionally say “I love you!” A single red rose can also say this, but it’s more cautious. Generally, you give a single red rose if you haven’t been dating very long or if it’s a first date. It says “I’m very interested in you, but we’re just starting out.”

Want to propose to her on Valentine’s Day? Start the date out by giving her two roses entwined.

Six roses show her you want to be hers.

Eleven roses says that she’s your cherished one and your soul mate.

Sending flowers to someone anonymously? Thirteen roses isn’t bad luck—it means you’re her secret admirer.

Two dozen roses mean you can’t stop thinking about her (24 roses, 24 hours in the day you think of her).

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Show Her How Much You Love Her

This Valentine’s Day, don’t just tell her how much you love her.  Show her.  Actions have always spoken louder than words, even though words are quite important.  Tell her you love her, certainly, but back it up with romantic actions to show her you truly mean it.

How do you show her you love her?  There are a number of different things you can do.  Here are just a few ways of showing your love on Valentine’s Day.

•    Don’t go to just any restaurant, go to one that has a special meaning to the two of you.  Maybe it was the site of your first date, or maybe it was where you proposed.

•    Give her a bouquet of her favorite flowers.

•    Take her out somewhere special, like to see her favorite artist in concert or to an event she’s been wanting to attend.

•    Get her jewelry.  A beautiful pair of earrings, a necklace, or a bracelet is a great gift idea.

•    Be a gentleman.  While it’s not an expensive bracelet, it does show her that you love and respect her.  Open the car door, pull out her chair, and tell her she looks beautiful.  These little acts show just as much love as the big ones do.

•    Another little action that will show her how much you love her is to be on time.  Have a plan for the evening, including reservation times, any directions you need, and the tickets to any event.

This Valentine’s Day, show her you love her by making it a date you’ll both remember!

Say I Love You With Flowers

There are many different ways to tell someone you love them, but one of the most popular is to say it with flowers. From a single red rose to a full bouquet of two or three dozen, flowers convey a powerful message.

One of the most important aspects of saying that you love her with flowers is to use the right flowers. One factor to consider here is how long you’ve been dating. If this is your first date or one of your first, don’t go overboard. A single red rose is appropriate here. If you’ve been dating for a year or more, a bouquet of a dozen is probably the better route.

Another question is whether you give her the flowers in person or have them delivered. Since Valentine’s Day is on Monday this year, having them delivered is a great way of showing her co-workers how much you love her. Hearing a knock on the door and opening it to find a deliveryman holding a bouquet is also nice. However, if you’re giving her a single rose or a small bouquet, giving it to her in person may be the better way to go.

Any flowers will convey your love, but to really show her how much you care, make sure the flowers you send her are very personal to her. For example, if she hates roses, don’t give her roses. If you know she loves the color purple, see if you can get purple flowers (there are purple roses, for example). Whatever you do, go with something that you know she will like. Doing so shows her that you know her preferences.