Fun Valentine’s Day Facts


In a few weeks it’ll be Valentine’s Day! At Boyer Candy, we’re all about holidays that involve candy, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to give the gift of delicious American made Boyer Candy. There’s a lot you probably didn’t know about the holiday, but luck you for you, Boyer Candy is here to give you a few fun Valentine’s Day facts. So sit back, enjoy a Mallo Cup, and enjoy these fun facts.

  • Back in Victorian times, it was considered a sign of bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
  • More than 3% of pet owners give their pets Valentine’s Day gifts.
  • In Finland, Valentine’s Day is actually called “Friends Day.” The holiday is meant to honor your friends, more so than your significant other.
  • During the Middle Ages, men and women would draw names from a bowl to pick their Valentine. Once the names were picked, they would wear the paper on their sleeve. This is where the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve” came from.
  • In the 1800s, doctors actually prescribed chocolate to their patients to calm their sadness of lost love.
  • The first box of chocolates created for Valentine’s Day was created by Richard Cadbury in the 1800s.
  • Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day every single year.


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