Flavio announces Valentine’s Day Special with Valentine’s Day facts many didn’t know (must read!)

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January 8, 2020

Valentine’s Day Facts:

  • Every year, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country.
  • Sorry men, it looks like you’ll be spending twice as much as women this year on gifts. The average man spends $130 on Valentine’s Day, while women spend about $70.
  • Don’t forget about your pets! Every year, around 9 million people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift.
  • February 14th is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas. This year, it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be exchanged around the world.
  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.
  • Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913.
  • More than one-third of men are comfortable not receiving anything from a lover on Valentine’s Day.

Flower Facts:

  • It’s estimated that the U.S. alone is going to spend $3.3 billion on flowers for loved ones this year.
  • The only other day that beats Valentine’s Day in floral sales is Mother’s Day.
  • Of the 124.6 million households in the U.S. it’s predicted that 43 million of them will purchase flowers.
  • And the most likely flower to be purchased? Red roses of course!
  • Would you believe that young people are leading the trend in floral sales? In 2016, 63% of floral-buying households were under the age of 35.
  • Who says you can’t be your own Valentine? In 2015, 18% of women sent themselves flowers.
  • Ordering a bouquet? Have it tied in lace. The word “lace” comes from the Latin laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart.

Most Searched Flower on Valentine’s Day:

  1. Rose (with almost 3 million searches!)
  2. Iris
  3. Lily
  4. Sunflower
  5. Orchid
  6. Tulip
  7. Daisy
  8. Gardenia
  9. Lavender
  10. Hydrangea

Now that love is in the air, share some of these fun facts with your friends or valentine. And bonus fact – 64% of men do not make plans in advance for Valentine’s Day, so that one might be especially worth sharing!


Prince, T.L. and Prince, T.A. (2016). Prince & Prince Project the U.S. Consumer Floral Market  Projection for Valentine’s Day 2017 Holds Steady at $3.3 Billion Dollars . Columbus, OH: Prince & Prince, Inc.

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