Friday, February 12, 2010

Did you know?

Incredibly RANDOM facts about a certain mushy-gushy day that's quickly approaching:

*It's estimated that ONE BILLION valentine cards are sent each year, according to the Greeting Card Association.  That makes Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, with Christmas being the first.  (I can't ever remember actually sending a valentine card to someone in the mail...  )

*Can you guess who receives the most Valentine's Day cards each year???  TEACHERS... followed by children, mothers, wives, then "sweethearts."

*Children between ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards. (Wow... those tiny cards are making somebody out there very rich!)

*Approximately 85 percent of all "valentines" are purchased by women.

*About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. (Seriously??!)

*A loooooong, long time ago, some people used to believe that if a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine's Day, it meant she would marry a sailor.  If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy.  If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a millionaire.  (I apparently never laid eyes on a goldfinch.)

*Supposedly eight billion candy hearts were made in 2009... enough to stretch from Rome, Italy, to Valentine, Arizona, and back again 20 times.  (If they tasted a bit better, maybe there would be even more made.  Hmmmm.)



tasha said...

this gave me a chuckle, thanks! :)

ps: I loathe this mushy-gushy day :P


josh Howerton said...

Wives is 4th on the list. #HusbandsFAIL