The most popular flower on Valintine’s Day is a single red rose surrounded with babys breath. The red rose was the flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are the biggest holidays for giving flowers.
Americans spend around $277 million on Valentine cards yearly, second to only Christmas.
Some of the oldest handcrafted Valentines are rebuses, which is Latin for things or that which is indicated by things. A rebus is a kind of puzzle or riddle, and the pictures indicate the meaning of the card. For example, a picture of a bee and a picture of a gold mine would demonstrate the sentiment Be mine.
The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians, inventors of writing, around 3500 B.C