Archive for the 'Valentine’s Day' Category

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/12)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

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

Feb. 12 : 02 Days to V’Day

Did you know that Valentine’s Day was first declared an official holiday by King Henry VIII of England in 1537?

Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, France and Australia.

Did you know that in Colombia, Valentines Day is celebrated in September?

And Brazil, Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as the Day of the Enamored, is on June 12. In Israel, Tu B’Av is the holiday of love, celebrated in late summer.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/11)

Friday, February 11th, 2011

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

Feb. 11 : 03 Days to V’Day

Did you know that the expression “wear your heart on your sleeve” comes from a Middle Ages Valentine’s Day tradition?

Young men and women would draw the name of their Valentine from a bowl. They would wear their selected name on their sleeves for one week.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/10)

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

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

Feb. 10 : 04 Days to V’Day

Did you know that on Valentine’s Day, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent on his invention, the telephone, which he called “an improvement in telegraphy”?

If you can’t be with your loved one on Valentine’s Day, you can “reach out and touch someone” — thanks to Mr. Bell.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/09)

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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

Feb. 09 : 05 Days to V’Day

Did you know that 32 percent of Americans purchase flowers on Valentine’s Day?

Three-quarters of those who buy the flowers are men.

Did you know that the red rose was believed to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and the mother of Cupid?

Did you know that Americans buy and send more than 110 million roses for Valentine’s Day?

California is the leading domestic producer of roses, although the majority of the ones sold on Valentine’s Day are imported from South America.

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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Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/08)

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

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

Feb. 08 : 06 Days to V’Day

Did you know that chocolate has long been considered an aphrodisiac?

The Aztec emperor Montezuma drank ground cocoa beans to increase his sexual prowess. In Mesoamerican marriage ceremonies, the couple shared a ritual cup of cocoa, which was believed to increase their luck in love.

Did you know that chocolate has been sold commercially since at least the late 1600s?

That’s when chocolate emporiums began opening across Europe, serving up cocoa baked into cakes and eventually into candies. Then in the 1800s, famous British chocolatier Richard Cadbury upped the ante by selling chocolates in a heart-shaped box, giving birth to a Valentine’s Day cliché!

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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(February 08) This week we’re celebrating . . .  Love May Make The World Go ‘Round, But Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Love May Make The World Go ‘Round, But Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy Week

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

The week before Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to remind us that there is a strong connection between the heart and “hearty” laughter.

photo credit: via flickr

Holiday Reminder: Valentine’s Day 2011

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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Holiday Reminder:
Valentine’s Day will be celebrated next Monday February 14th, 2011.

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