Fact 1 – One Billion Valentines cards are sent every year
Valentine’s Day divides the lone wolves from those who are spoken for. Regardless of what stage of a relationship you are in, 9 times out of 10 you’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day.
When ‘Lone Wolfing’ you’ll do all you can to mitigate the cultural effects of this pervasive day….hey at least you don’t have to buy someone a present!
Fact 2 – 3% of Pet Owners will give Valentine’s Day Cards to their pets. And they call it puppy love…
Valentine’s Day avoidance may involve locking yourself up in your house, closing the curtains and praying for the end of the day to come. Maybe even risking a visit to your old pal Jack Daniel and ranting off ala Steve Buscemi in The Wedding singer.
Fact 3 – The vast majority of roses sold for Valentine’s Day in the U.S. are imported from South America.
For those ambitious types Valentine’s Day isn’t one of those holidays that offer a Hollywood style outcome when you profess your love for someone. As far as ‘love’ and ‘romance’ goes, V-day is for those already in an established connection.
For those single peeps out there why not have some kind of party, get all your single friends together and throw an unforgettable bash. Everyone should celebrate on V-day and why not make it memorable and worthwhile. Any excuse for a party!
Fact 4 – 53% of women in America would dump their boyfriend if they did not get them anything for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day dates back to Roman times when the Festival of Fertility was celebrated between the 13th – 15th of February. The celebration was all about SINGLE people who were paired off together (there was no mention of existing couples in the celebration of the Festival of Fertility!). St. Valentine disobeyed Emperor Cladius’ decree and paired off soldiers with potential wives.
Fact 5 – 15% of Americans send flowers to themselves on Valentine’s Day.
So how did a celebration for single people finding partners get skewed into a celebration for couples? Answers on a greeting card, please.
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