Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine's Day (02/05)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Valentine’s Day

Feb. 05 : 09 Days to V’Day

Did you know that exchanging Valentine’s Day cards likely began in America as early as the 1700s?

The first mass-produced Valentine’s Day card was sold in the 1840s by Esther Howland, a Massachusetts native. She originally sold hand-made, lace cards for as much as $35 per card.

Did you know that the oldest known Valentine’s Day card is on display at a London museum?

The card was sent in 1415 by the Duke of Orleans to his wife in France. The Duke was imprisoned at the time in the Tower of London.

February 14th is Valentines Day – a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Valentine’s Day, the day of love!

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