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The Green Group
February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day to All!  Here at The Green Group cupid came to visit with some morning treats!

Here are some other fun facts for you this Valentine's Day! We hope you enjoy!

Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love

Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men

15% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day

The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love

189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day

Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day in the U.S.

In 1537 England’s King Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine.  They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression “to year your heart on your sleeve.”

Many believed the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times.  People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X.  The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts & pets

Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built the Taj Mahal in India as a memorial to his wife

A love knot is a symbol of undying love, as its twisting loops have no beginning and no end.  In the past, they were made of ribbon or drawn on paper to prove one’s eternal love

Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo & Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet

220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year

In the U.S. 64% of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts

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Happy Valentine's Day to All!  Here at The Green Group cupid came to visit with some morning treats!

Here are some other fun facts for you this Valentine's Day! We hope you enjoy!

Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love

Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men

15% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day

The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love

189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day

Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day in the U.S.

In 1537 England’s King Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine.  They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression “to year your heart on your sleeve.”

Many believed the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times.  People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X.  The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts & pets

Mughal Emperor Shahjahan built the Taj Mahal in India as a memorial to his wife

A love knot is a symbol of undying love, as its twisting loops have no beginning and no end.  In the past, they were made of ribbon or drawn on paper to prove one’s eternal love

Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo & Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet

220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year

In the U.S. 64% of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts