Feb 12, 2015

Love is in the air

This year I decided to do SIMPLE for Valentine's day with my decorating. To be honest I have been working on doing a total makeover on my living room so Valentine Decor seemed to sorta on the low end of my to do list this year.


However, can't let a holiday go by without doing a little something right?


Thought I would share a few fun facts and maybe interesting ones about Valentine's Day.
Roses are the flowers of love. The favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love? The red rose, of course. The bud stands for strong romantic feelings, so it’s no surprise they make up the most popular Valentine’s Day bouquets.

The chocolate boxed candy has been around for more than 140 years. The first Valentine's Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.


Aren't these just the cutest salt and pepper shakers?

Husbands and boyfriends like to give bouquets. Men account for 73 percent of Valentine's Day flower sales. The largest sale of flowers is for Valentine's Day. The price almost doubles in some areas.


I love my little red shoe. A sweet friend that went home to be the Lord several years ago gave that to me.

Valentine's Day is not the most popular holiday for greeting cards. According to the Greeting Card Association, 190 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.




More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.

And just for the record, one of my grands decided she needed to move my silverware around to where she wanted it to be....I left it as is! LOL!(learning not to sweat the small things)

Based on retail statistics, about 3 per cent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

 Love my hanging hearts. Christmas ornaments I found a few years ago after Christmas on sale.

 #1 candle that sells for Valentine's day is the Yankee candle and of course the color is red and the candle is scented.




These aren't Yankee candles though! Hee-hee...just good old Walmart brand!


The most famous Valentine poem was written by Edgar Allan Poe to Frances Sargent Osgood.


On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending. 


Love my little angel that my friend Sheila gave me years ago. She goes quite well with my Valentine decor don't ya think?

About 8 billion conversational candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again.



A sweet little heart in a frame from friends Pat and Laura from 2003 sits among my Valentine decor.

Popular Valentine's Day symbols include; heart shaped emblems, doves, the image of winged cupid and his bow and arrow.




My cute little heart shaped tea cup that belonged to sweet motherinlove.

Teachers receive the most Valentine cards each year.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards every year. Next comes children, mothers, wives, and significant others. - See more at: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/little-known-facts-about-valentines-day-18802/#sthash.tnpgtdMr.dpufTeachers receive the most candy and cards for Valentine's day each year.
Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards every year. Next comes children, mothers, wives, and significant others. - See more at: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/little-known-facts-about-valentines-day-18802/#sthash.tnpgtdMr.dpufTeachers will receive the most Valentine Cards each year.
Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards every year. Next comes children, mothers, wives, and significant others. - See more at: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/little-known-facts-about-valentines-day-18802/#sthash.tnpgtdMr.dpuf
My little white tree that I LOVE decorating seasonal!


The Melting Pot Fondue restaurant is at the top of the list for a night out to celebrate Valentine's day.
To find their Valentine during the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl and wore the name on their sleeves for one week, coining the expression “wear your heart on your sleeve.” - See more at: http://www.ourkids.net/blog/little-known-facts-about-valentines-day-18802/#sthash.tnpgtdMr.dpuf


(My love tree as my sisterinlove Becky calls it!)

Though there are many legends about how Valentine's Day came to be this one is my favorite.
Three hundred years after the death of Jesus Christ, the Roman emperors still demanded that everyone believe in the Roman gods. Valentine, a Christian priest, had been thrown in prison for his teachings. On February 14, Valentine was beheaded, not only because he was a Christian, but also because he had performed a miracle. He supposedly cured the jailer's daughter of her blindness. The night before he was executed, he wrote the jailer's daughter a farewell letter, signing it "From Your Valentine."

I hope that you have enjoyed my cute Valentine fun and facts. Valentine's day is a day to show that "Extra dose of love" to those you love the most. And friends...it can simply be those three little words that mean the most....I LOVE YOU! Some of the best gifts are those that are "free".

The best "I love you" came straight from God when He said in John 3:16...

 Free download from http://imgkid.com/john-3:16-valentine.shtml

 I hope you feel totally LOVED and not just on Valentine's Day!




 Hugs and blessings, Cindy
























  




27 comments:

  1. Oh how much I enjoy your decorating. And I definitely didn't know all those facts about Valentine's Day. But... $130...Jack asked what I wanted and I'm gonna have to rethink my answer! LOL ;)

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    1. Too funny Deb. My birthday is so close to Valentine's Day that we sorta combine the holiday! Every year Marty leaves me this big old box of chocolates but somehow he winds up eating the majority of it! LOL!

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    2. 2/18...right around the corner huh? Most people dread their birthday! Not me! Praising the Lord He let me live another year to serve Him!

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  2. What fun decorations! Love the table and all of your sweet touches. Happy Valentine's day!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I had to do a little something!

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  3. Love the fun facts! WOW! Lots of money spent on V-Day. Cute table but love your tree.
    Connie Royals

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  4. Your table is gorgeous, Cindy! It looks so romantic. Happy Valentine's Day!...Christine

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  5. Love your table, Cindy. I really like the crystal with the red on top - it's beautiful! My hubby and I celebrate Valentine's Day by going out to our favorite restaurant.

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    1. Thanks Beth. Hope you and your man enjoy your time together and eat something GOOD!

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  6. I enjoyed reading here so much today, Cindy. Thank you for all of the information about different Valentine traditions! I learned a lot. Your table is beautifully done.

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    1. Dianna, I learned that I'd rather just have the money to spend! LOL!

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  7. Dear Cindy, I just loved your post and all the great info about Valentine's Day. All your pretty decor makes it very special and your table is so inviting. Wishing you a special and Happy Valentine's Day.
    Hugs, CM

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    1. Thanks for visiting with me today. Made me smile!

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  8. Hi Cindy! Oh, what a great post and I loved reading all about our traditions! Your table is lovely and I love the little 'gran' touch! :)
    Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend.
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Hi Cindy! So glad you stopped by. I love your sweet blog and I'll be back.

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  10. Forgot to say, love all your Valentines decor and all the interesting facts about Vday.

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  11. Your tablescape is just beautiful ~ I enjoyed reading about all the 'LOVE" Hope you have a lovely day!

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  12. Cindy,
    I LOVED seeing your beautiful Valentine's Day decor especially that darling Tree!! So sweet!! I missed decorating for Valentine's this year but i know it would have stressed me out to the max so it was better to forego it and I will enjoy decorating for Easter this year. I did not decorate for Easter last year because of running a Spring Craft Fair but i am not running one this year so I will have fun with Easter decorations!!
    Thanks so much for always stopping by!!

    It is YOUR comments that truly Brighten MY day!!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Weekend!! I am off for 3 days and Joe is off for 4 days!! We will have high temps. in the teens for the weekend!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb! I knew you would like my tree! Of course it is small and nothing compared to your beautiful MANY trees but I do love doing it! Have fun with your man! Enjoy the weather.

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  13. Oh my sweet lady, everything is beautiful and romantic in your reds, starting with the gorgeous rose arrangement. I enjoyed reading about the LOVE too.
    Happy Valentine's weekend ahead.
    FABBY

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy