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Valentine's Day Trivia ~ Did You Know?

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                            Valentine's Day Trivia ~ Did You Know?

73% of  people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27% are women.


Only the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Australia and the United Kingdom celebrate Valentine's Day.


About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year.  That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

Cupid, a symbol of Valentine's Day, became associated with it because he is the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty.  Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives and then sweethearts. Children ages 6-10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates and family members.

Alexander Graham  Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy" on Valentine's Day, 1876.

 

 The first televised tour of the White House aired on February 14th in 1962.  First Lady Jackie Kennedy hosted the tour.


Wearing a wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was believed the vein of love ran from this finger directly to your heart.

One single perfect red rose framed with babys breath is referred to by some florists as a "signature rose" and is the preferred choice for many for giving on Valentine's Day, anniversary or birthday.


As always, interesting facts & trivia are brought to you by your NW Austin Real Estate Consultant, Dorie Dillard, Coldwell Banker United.

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Hi Dorie - What a neat presentation of Valentines Day facts.  Some I knew, some I didn't.  I enjoy giving Debbie fresh flowers year round. We both like the way they brighten the entire great room and kitchen area.  Hope you and Geno have a great weekend in all you do.

Feb 11, 2012 01:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Barbara,

It sure has crept up on us fast! Wefore we know it the first quarter in 2012 will be a thing of the past :).

Feb 11, 2012 01:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Leslie,

Factoids are always fun :). Glad you found them interesting!

Feb 11, 2012 01:26 AM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

I noticed a lady that had her wedding ring on her right hand, I let her know she had it on the wrong hand and she let me know that she married the wrong man. LOL

Feb 11, 2012 01:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- love it and love learning something new.  I wonder how e-cards have affected (if at all) the number of cards being sent. 

Feb 11, 2012 02:03 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Some fun facts Dorie, now all I need is a Valentine!  LOL.

Feb 11, 2012 02:22 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Interesing, Dorie.  I didn't know about the ring/heart line thing.  And fresh flowers - anytime!!!  

Feb 11, 2012 02:54 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Dorie, what a great list of trivia.  I didn't know the details about the wedding ring.  

Feb 11, 2012 03:48 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

Wonderful Valentine's Day trivia Dorie. I like the idea of the single red rose with a bit of baby's breath. Although, I'm more of a wildflower kind of gal. Surprise, surprise. :) Have a great weekend. D

Feb 11, 2012 06:51 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

This is such interesting trivia, Dorie.  I've bookmarked so I can reblog.

Feb 11, 2012 12:24 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I did not know these facts, Dorie.  I actually thought the most cards sent were on Mother's Day, but now I think it is the most phone calls made.  :)

Feb 11, 2012 04:33 PM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Nice triva to entertain the customers at open house, :-)

Feb 12, 2012 12:20 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Dorie. Great Trivia for our upcoming Valentine's Day. I will have to make note of many of these facts.

Feb 12, 2012 02:18 AM
Chris Lewis
Gracious Living Realty - Front Royal, VA
I want to SELL your home, not LIST it!

I am old enough to remember that, when I was growing up in England, Valentine's Day cards were sent by anonymous admirers, not to family members, etc.  Part of the fun was seeing who got the most cards and trying to guess who sent them.  The secret was never revealed.

Feb 12, 2012 03:45 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Just bookmarked this so I can reblog it this coming week. Well done!

Feb 12, 2012 09:55 AM
Luis Iniguez
Option One Real Estate - Fontana, CA
Search Inland Empire Homes For Sale - Short Sale Agent

Thanks for sharing this facts.  I need to get my things in order by tomorrow for Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2012 11:10 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Reblogged with ths caption...

I like the tidbits about Jackie Kennedy's tour and the percentage of men versus women who buy Valentine's Day flowers. Looks like not that many other countries select to observe Valentine's Day. Riley Rover is in for a Valentine's Day treat in my Southern Maryland Beat, you betcha!

 

Where did you get the facts for this piece? Fun post idea or future Holidays.

Feb 12, 2012 11:55 PM
Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors - Yardley, PA

Dorie: Believe it or  not, I remember Jackie Kennedy's tour of the White Huse. I didn't remember it was on Valentine's Day. Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 13, 2012 09:21 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I liked Joyce's comment (#13).  :)  Great list. . . am I am able to share this on my Facebook?

Feb 13, 2012 10:58 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Dorie, I enjoyed reading this post. The information was all new to me!

Feb 13, 2012 04:30 PM