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Linking Generations – Lakeland Ridge School and Silver Birch Manor/Lodge on Valentine’s Day

Some Interesting Facts You May Not Have Know About Valentine’s Day:

  • In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
  • About 3 per cent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets on this day.
  • About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year
  • You could pop over to Finland where Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.
  • Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday in the late 1800s.
  • More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold.
  • 73 percent of people who buy flowers on this day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.

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