Thursday, February 14, 2013

Be Mine Series: Happy Valentine's Day

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!  I hope you are all having a great day so far.  Sadly it is the last day of this series.  If you guys want more series like this please let me know.  I have always loved facts and trivia.  So today I decided to share some facts about Valentine's Day.  Have an amazing day!!!

More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day each year.

About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again.

Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.

Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.

The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

In addition to the U.S., Valentine's Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark and Italy.

In the 1800s doctors commonly advised their heartbroken patients to eat chocolate, claiming it would sooth their pain. To this day, many women find comfort in a box of chocolates when dealing with heartbreak.

Cupid is a symbol of Valentine's Day. Cupid was associated with Valentine's Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards and gift tokens holding a bow and arrows as he is believed to use magical arrows to arouse feelings of love.

In the Middle Ages young men and women drew the names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned on their sleeves for one week. This was done so that it becomes easy for other people to know your true feelings. This was known as "to wear your heart on your sleeve"