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Fun Valentine’s Day Facts to Impress your Valentine

Happy ValentinesValentine’s Day is a day for us to show our family, friends, and loved ones how much you care about and appreciate them. But you may find yourself wondering where Valentine’s Day comes from and how these traditions came to be. As it turns out, there’s no shortage of interesting trivia about Valentine’s Day.

Fun Valentine’s Day Facts

Below are a few fun facts about Valentine’s Day to use to impress your Valentine:

  • The oldest Valentine’s Day card that’s ever been found was from the year 1415. It’s a poem written by the Duke of Orleans to his wife.
  • Every year, up to a billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent. This is the second highest card-selling day of the year, behind Christmas. 
  • In the Middle Ages, the young adults would choose their valentines by pulling a name out of a bowl. Once they had their match, they would wear the name of their valentine on their sleeve, inspiring the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve.”
  • Men spend around $150 on Valentine’s Day, while women only spend around $80.
  • Around 9 million pet owners will get Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets each year.
  • An average of 20% of women will send themselves Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts each year.
  • Lastly, the people who receive the largest amount of Valentine’s Day cards each year are teachers!

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about Valentine’s Day! And remember to go easy on the chocolates this year; your teeth will thank you! To make an appointment for your family to receive dental cleanings and checkups, please contact Meadows Family Dentistry. Our family dental office is located in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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