Happy Valentine’s Day

When wading into stories on the origin of Valentine’s Day, it’s difficult to know where history stops and legend begins. But somehow, this amalgamation of death, sex, celebration, poetry, card-printing, and love has led to our current flower-infused and chocolate-scented version of the holiday on February 14.

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The year 2016 represented record spending of $19.7 billion for Valentine’s Day, and figures for 2017 are not expected to top it.

 

 

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The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day

Monographs on Anniversaries and Festivals

Valentine’s Day spending to fall in 2017 after record 2016, says NRF

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History of Valentine’s Day

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