Archive for the 'Valentine’s Day' Category

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/07)

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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

Feb. 07 : 07 Days to V’Day

Did you know that men spend an average of $156.22 on Valentine’s Day gifts, flowers and cards?

Women, by contrast, spend just $85.08. But if even $8 sounds like a budget buster to you, don’t worry: Romance doesn’t have to cost a fortune on Valentine’s Day. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost anything at all. Consider packing up a romantic picnic of leftovers and sparkling apple cider, or writing a heartfelt love poem.

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 (02/06)

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

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

Feb. 06 : 08 Days to V’Day

Did you know that 65 percent of American households send or exchange greeting cards?

More than 180 million Valentine’s cards are sent by mail, with another 700 million homemade and store-bought Valentine’s exchanged at school and work.

Did you know that Hallmark sells over 1,300 different styles of Valentine’s Day cards?

February 14th is the second most popular card-giving holiday. Christmas is the first most popular.

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 (02/05)

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

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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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Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/04)

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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

Feb. 04 : 10 Days to V’Day

Did you know that people have sent verses to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day since as far back as the Middle Ages?

The oldest known Valentine’s Day greeting, which was sent in the 1400s, is currently housed in the British Museum. Today, Americans are prolific senders of Valentine’s Day greetings, sending more than 180 million Valentine’s cards by mail, and exchanging another 700 million at school or work.

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 (02/03)

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

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

Feb. 03 : 11 Days to V’Day

Did you know that Cupid, the winged child who pierced the hearts of his victims, causing them to fall in love, was known in Greek mythology as Eros, the son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love?

It was in Roman mythology that he was called Cupid, son of Venus. Cupid is now a mainstay of Valentine’s Day marketing campaigns, featured prominently on greeting cards and boxes of chocolates.

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 (02/02)

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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

Feb. 02 : 12 Days to V’Day

Did you know that, according to one legend, Valentine’s Day was inspired by Saint Valentine, a Roman saint who was executed on February 14th, 270 A.D.?

St. Valentine was killed for secretly marrying couples in defiance of an order of the Roman emperor. The emperor had forbidden marriage after Roman men began refusing conscription in order to stay home with their wives.

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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Holiday Invite: Amoré on the Net

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our amorous celebration of the year’s most romantic holiday, Amoré on the Net.

Get yourself in the Valentine’s Day mood by checking out our articles on everything from the origin of Valentine’s Day to Valentine’s Day celebrations around the world. We even feature China’s unique love celebration, in which the Chinese girls spend the evening preparing a feast of fruits and praying for true love.

If you like to indulge in a Valentine’s Day feast, think chocolate: Creamy, dark and delicious chocolate. Come find out the amorous origins of chocolate and then whip up one of our chocolate recipes — the surest way to win your Valentine’s Day heart. If gourmet cooking is more your speed, you will love our recipes for a Valentine’s Day feast.

In fact, we have plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day — from cooking and baking to dating your mate (5 creative date ideas for the romantically-impaired). And don’t worry — you don’t have to spend a fortune to show your love how much she or he means to you. Check out our guide to frugal romance and inexpensive gift-giving for some thrifty inspiration.

After filling up on Valentine’s Day facts and figures, come test your amore knowledge with our fun Did you know feature? For example, did you know that Cupid was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love? In Greek tradition, he was known as Aphrodite’s son.

Help get your little ones into the lovey-dovey mood with our tips for celebrating Valentine’s Day with children. They are sure to delight in our holiday craft ideas, coloring pages and guide to making their own Valentine’s Day cards. And don’t forget to share your love with family and friends by sending one of our free Valentine’s Day e-cards.

Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on Monday, February 14, 2011. We look forward to seeing you soon!

With love and best wishes for a Happy Valentine’s Day Holiday,

Louie and the Holiday Elves

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