14 little known facts about Valentine's Day
There are some weird and funny facts about this lover's day that you may not know before.
It may be a new revelation to many that it is not beach or restaurants or gardens that is the most romantic place to share candy. According to an American poll in 2012, Fireplace was said to be the romantic place to share candies and chocolates with chocolates preferred over all other gifts by American men
First Valentine's Card
Hallmark produced its first Valentine's card in 1913 centuries after the day was declared as holiday in 1537.
The world received its first heart shaped chocolates from Cadbury in late 1800.
Heart conversations are released every year with the recent ones being 'Tweet Me' and 'LOL'.
40 million heart-shaped chocolates were reported to have been sold by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) during Valentine's day in 2014.
Most confectionary sales
Valentine's day is considered to be the in the fourth spot for holiday confectionary sales, after Halloween, Easter and X'MAS.
The symbol 'x' became associated with kiss when illiterate individuals would end each of their letters with 'x' to show sincerity.
Chocloates as medicines
In the late 1800, chocolates were prescribed as medicines for patients to cure lost love.
It was on Valentine's day that Graham Bell applied for telephone patent in 1876.
Red roses are considered as a symbol of love and the tradition goes back to the Roman empire times when red rose was considered to be the favourite flower for the Goddess of love: Venus.
Chocolates were first packaged in heart-shaped boxes in 1822 by Cadbury.
Teachers are believed to receive the largest number of cards on Valentine's day.
In Italy, thousands of love letters are still addressed to 'Juliet' of the William Shakespeare's most romantic play character.
Flowers are the most favourite among men with 73% men buying bunch of flowers to express their love.