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Celebrate Love: A Valentines Day Infographic

Наррy Valemine's Day Celebrate the holiday of love with some little-known facts about Valentine's Day. On average, Men Spend Twice as Much as Women on Valentine's Day gifts. Average Amount Americans spent on Valentine's Day gifts in 2011: $158.71 Significant Others $68.98 Friends vv♥♥♥♥ $6.30 $75.79 Pets vvvv♥ $5.04 Students & Teachers vvv♥♥ $4.97 24.7 lbs. 1868 The year the first chocolate box was introduced, by Richard Cadbury. Per capita con- sumption of candy by Americans in 2010. Co-workers ♥♥♥ $3.41 In Billions, 18,509 I 6 billion people in the world, 6 billion souls – and sometimes, all you need is 1. - Anonymous People in the U.S. plan to spend: 15% # of florists nationwide in 2008. of U.S. send themselves flowers for women Valentine's Day. 3% FLOWERS $2.4 of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. GIFT CARDS $1.7 $1.5 billion worth of jewelry was sold in February 2010. 1,330 # of different cards Hallmark has specifically for Valentine's Day. CLOTHING JEWELRY $1.6 $3.5 CANDY GREETING CARDS $1.5 $1.1 billion Valentine AN cards are EVENING OUT sent a $3.4 year. AHeart Candy I A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. JI - Thomas Carlyle New England Confectionery Company has made candy hearts for more than 145 years, and they now manufacture over 8 billion candy hearts each year. COOL LOVE YOU The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters a year 2.1 million marriages took place in the U.S. in 2009. That's about 5,800 a day. Contrary to popular belief, it actually takes MARRY ME SMILE more muscles to sent to Juliet on Valentine's Day. smile than to frown. TRUE LOVE BE Your lips & fingertips are the most sensitive parts of your body. Cole Porter's song, "True Love" has been re-recorded several times since it was created in 1956, including versions by Elvis, Patsy Cline, George Harrison, and Elton John. KISS ME MINE This classic Valentine's Day slogan will be seen by Valentine's Day card recipients everywhere – especially teachers. Nothing is known for certain about the saint who gives the holiday its name other than that he was buried north of Rome on February 14. I'M SURE Teachers receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. AWE SOME GOT LOVE The oldest surviving love poem to date was written on a clay tablet by the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C. The word "awesome" was first written on candy hearts in the '90s. Since then, new candy heart slogans have been introduced every year to reflect popular culture. Necco happily accepts suggestions. John Lennon's “Real Love" Don't want to give out your phone number? The Rejection Hotline has over 100 phone numbers you can give out instead. The caller will hear a recorded rejection message. CALL ME was the last single Beatles to become a Top 40 REAL LOVE The hit in the U.S. Lamguage Sf Love I Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. 1, - Franklin P. Jones ENGLISH DANISH RUSSIAN I LOVE YOU JEG ELSKER DAG Я ЛЮБЛЮ ТЕБЯ GERMAN ICH LIEBE DICH POLISH MONGOLIAN TEXT SPEAK БИ ЧАМД ХАЙРТАЙ ESKIMO КОСНАМ СIЕ |<3 U NAGLIGIVAGET FRENCH JE T'AIME ITALIAN . ICELANDIC ARABIC TI AMO ANA ВЕНIВЕK CHINEŞE WO ÀI NI ÉG ELSKA PIG JAPANESE HUNGARIAN - SZERETLEK AI SHI TERU GAELIC TA GRA AGAM ORT SPANISH HINDI MAE TUMKO PYAR KIA INDONESIAN - AKU SAYANG ENKOW HAWAITAN ALOHA WAU IA 'OE TE AMO SWAHILI NAKUPENDA PORTUGUESE EU TE AMO AFRIKAANS EK IS LIEF VIR JOU BROUGHT TO YOU BY: SOURCES: © 2012,, Inc. All rights reserved. KL-NG ON

Celebrate Love: A Valentines Day Infographic

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Love and romance are in the air; Valentine's Day is just a few days away. Every February 14th, we celebrate relationships, old and new, with candy hearts, chocolates and roses. But who was St. Valenti...



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