Valentine’s Day Trivia

  • King Henry VIII declared Valentine’s Day an official holiday in 1537.
  • The oldest handwritten Valentine was made in the 1400s and is held in the British Museum.
  • About 3 percent of pet owners buy Valentine’s gifts for their furry friends.
  • About 110 million roses are sold for Valentine’s Day (during a 3-day period) and about one billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every year.