7 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT VALENTINE'S DAY

Flower Market at Selfridges in London

Flower Market at Selfridges in London

  1. The word "lace" comes from the Latin word laques, meaning "to snare or net".  It is thought that lace is used as a decoration for Valentine's Day to indicate an intention to capture the heart!
  2. In the Medieval times, girls ate specific foods on Valentine's Day which were believed to give them dreams of their future spouse or lover.  No word on what those foods might be.
  3. Have a fur baby for your Valentine? You're not alone! 22% of consumers spend money on their pets for Valentine's Day.
  4. Richard Cadbury introduced the first Valentine's Day edition box of chocolates in 1868!
  5. If you're expecting a proposal, you're in good company.  According to CNN, 6 million people are either planning or expecting a proposal on Valentine's Day.
  6. Pop! Fizz! Clink!  Americans spend about $8.2 million USD on Champagne for Valentine's Day every year. 
  7. Nearly 200 million roses are sold for Valentine's Day each year in the U.S. alone, we hope you get your share!

Happy Valentine's Day to our friends from all over the world!