Valentine’s Day Trivia

36 million boxes of chocolate were sold on Valentine’s Day in 2003.

St. Valentine was a priest in Rome during the third century.

Approximately 85% of Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women.

About one billion Valentine’s Day cards will be sent out today.

Cupid was Venus’ son.  Venus was the Goddess of Love and Beauty.

Over 50 million roses are sold each Valentine’s Day.  Men purchase 73% of these roses.

8 billion conversation candy hearts will be manufactured this year.

The Italian city of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet lived, receives over 1,000 Valentine’s addressed to Juliet each Valentine’s Day.

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