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Sunday, February 14, 2010

st. valentine's day

there are only a few more hours left in this 14th day of febuary, and i really hate to see it go. this special day of celebrating love is one of my favorite days of the year. so, in honor of st. valentine's day i researched some interesting facts about the most romantic day of the year and thought i would share.

The name Valentine comes from the Latin word valor, meaning worthy.

St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday in 1537 when England's King Henry VIII declared it for the first time.

Conversation Hearts: In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" — then called "Motto Hearts." According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14.

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year.

110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.

In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine's Day with their sweethearts.

i dedicate this blog to my five special Valentines; adam, dillon, collin, ethan and jaxon. these boys are the loves of my life and they fill my life with love and joy each and every day. I LoVe you guys!


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