Here are some fun facts about Valentines Day in general along with a few tips you might use to make the day particularly special.
- The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
- 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 U.S. on Valentine’s Day.
- California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the greater number sold on Valentine’s Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America.
- Approximately 110 million roses, mostly red, will be sold and delivered within the three-day Valentine’s Day time period.
- Approximately one billion Valentines are sent out worldwide each year according to estimates by the U.S. Greeting Card Association. That’s second only to Christmas.
- Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all Valentines.
- Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
And here are some ideas show your special someone how much they mean to you:
1. Send flowers to your sweethearts office on the 13th! That way they won’t be wondering all day on the 14th if you remembered.
2. Red roses are the most popular for Valentine’s Day, and while they do symbolize romance, they aren’t the only flower that can express your love. Ask your local florist how you can convey your love with different flowers.
3. The card message is just as important as the flowers. Song lyrics, a poem, or even a simple “I Love You” can say it all!