Ten things YOU should know about Valentine's Day
4th January 2017
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  1. The red rose is rumoured to have been the favourite flower of Venus, the Goddess of love.
  2. It was considered bad luck in Victorian times to sign a Valentine's card, hence the anonymous entries on many cards nowadays.
  3. According to retail stats, aprroximately 3% of pet owners will send their pets a Valentine's card.
  4. Young ladies in medieval times ate bizarre foods to encourage dreams of their future spouses.
  5. Physicians in the 1800's advised patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.
  6. Coincidentally, Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's day in the late 1800's!
  7. Nowadays over 35 Million heart shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day.
  8. 73% of flowers for Valentine's are purchased by men.
  9. Around 1 Billion Valentine's cards are exchanged each year.
  10. Don't despair if you're single, you can celebrate Singles Awareness Day (SAD) instead!

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