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Valentine's Factoids

Fun facts about the day of love


On average, about 11,000

children are conceived on Valentine's Day each year.



Greeting cards, as usual, will be the most common Valentine's Day gifts. Fifty-two percent of U.S. consumers plan to send at least one.


On average, men spend double the amount of money on Valentine's Day gifts than women spend. The average amount a man spends is $130.


The first Valentine's Day card was sent in 1445 from France's Duke of Oreans to his wife when he was a prisoner in the Tower of London.


8 Billion
There are about 8 billion candy hearts made
each year.

Nearly ten new candy heart saying are introduced each year. Recent additions have included "Yeah Right," "Puppy Love," and "Call Home."

Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.


50 Million

There are approximately 50 million roses give on Valentine's Day around the world.

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