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February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

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Need something to talk about on your blind date tonight? Try these:

Esther Howland, from Worcester, Massachusetts, is credited with sending the first valentine cards in the 1840s.

Approximately 190 million cards are exchange for this holiday, making it the second-largest holiday to exchange greeting cards!

17.2% of people plan to spend money on their pet for Valentine’s day!

On average men spend $163.37 on Valentine’s day, while women spend only $84.72!

Total Valentine’s Day spending is expected to reach $17.02 billion this year!

Hallmark first offered Valentine’s Day greeting cards in 1913, but did not begin producing them until 1916.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the US, UK, France, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Italy, and Australia!

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Posted by: kimberly phillips · Tags: current events · holidays