NEW HEADING 1
Valentine's Day Trivia 2
February 12, 2013By Shyla Stump of Thomas Nelson HS
- The greeting card association estimates that approximately one billion valentine's are sent annually world-wide, making it the second highest card sending holiday, behind Christmas.
- St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday in 1537 when England's King Henry VIII declared it for the first time.
- The name Valentine comes from the Latin word valor, meaning worthy.
- February 14th was long associated with fertility and love even before St. Valentine lived. It was the day that birds traditionally chose their mates.