Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I thought I would share a little Valentine's day history and a few fun facts with you today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a chance at some Valentine's day scrapbook bling!
  • Long before St. Valentine lived, February 14th had strong links with fertility. The date traditionally is known for when birds choose their mates.

  • Roman festival of Lupercalia used to be celebrated on February 15th where young men held a lottery to conclude which girl would be theirs.

  • In Medieval times, girls ate bizarre foods on St Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future spouse.

  • In the Middle Ages, there was a belief that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex you met on the morning of St. Valentine's Day would become your spouse.

  • The first Valentine gift was believed to be sent by Duke of Orleans to his wife, after he was captured in 1415.

  • 73% of Valentine Day flowers are bought by men, whereas women buy only 23% of Valentine flowers.

  • Around 3% of pet owners prefer to give Valentine gifts to their pets, as they are more grateful than humans!

Hope you all have a great day celebrating the loves of your life!


Lee said...

Who buys the remaining 4% of the flowers? Hmm ...

Have a lovely Valentine's Day, Jayne.

Daisymeh said...

Interesting facts Jayne. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!