Cool Cupid Facts

4 Feb

A few fun facts about V-Day

–       During the middle ages people believed that the first single person you encountered on St. Valentine’s Day would become your future spouse.

–       The Duke of Orleans sent the very first Valentine’s gift ever to his wife shortly after he was captured in the year 1415 and imprisoned in the Tower of London following the Battle of Agincourt.

–       Roughly 190 million cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting card giving occasion.

–       Before the recession hit Americans were recorded to spend over $14.7 billion in retail sales on Valentine’s Day.

–       Hallmark began selling cards in 1913.

–       The average U.S. consumer is expected to spend an average of $103 on various Valentine’s Day gifts, meals and entertainment, twenty dollars less that the $123 average for 2008.

–       Handwritten Valentine’s Day greetings gained popularity in America during the Revolutionary War and began mass production in the early 1900s.

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