Valentine’s Day Facts | Watches For Couples
Valentine’s Day Facts
1. Cupid has Greek mythology roots.
The cherub we've come to know and love (the one with the bow and arrow) can be traced all the way back to 700 B.C to the Greek god of love named Eros. This was a handsome and immortal man who could make people fall in love. In the 4th century BCE, the Romans related Eros to the image of a little boy with a bow and arrow named Cupid.
2. The first mass-produced V-DAY was in the 1840s.
Although people had been exchanging cards and handwritten letters to those special to them during the 17th century, the first mass-produced Valentine’s Day cards were created in the 1840s. The person responsible was Esther A. Howland, also known as the “Mother of the American Valentine.”
3. It’s a popular day to get engaged.
More than 6 million couples get engaged every year on Valentine’s Day. Plus, a 2017 study showed 43% of millennials as the ideal day to propose or be proposed to.
4. Teachers are big on V-DAY.
Who really is more deserving? Elementary classrooms usually participate in fun Valentine's Day exchanges, making teachers receive sweets and notes more often than any other group.
5. There’s a reason why we call people “our Valentine’s.”
The legend says that when St. Valentine was imprisoned, he wrote a letter that he signed “From your Valentine.” It has now clearly caught on...