Every February 14th, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. Here are some interesting facts about this fun day.
*Red roses are considered the flower of love, because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings.
*189 million stems of roses are sold in the US on Valentine's Day.
*California produces 60% of the American roses sold.
* Approximately 145 Million Valentines are sent in the US each year.
* Women purchase 85% of all Valentines.
* Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards.
*Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the 1800's.
*Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine's Day.
*More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.
Chocolate seems to be the overriding taste of Valentine's Day. From truffles to heart shaped boxes of chocolate, it is hard to get past this time-honored classic. However, other classics still have a place in our hearts and loved ones' stomachs. Conversation hearts, for example are a staple.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Gayle Holmes, Marketing Diretor
ATLANTIC HOME STAFFING