A naked baby flying around and shooting arrows at people isn’t an image of love. It’s more like a scene out of a horror movie.
I once told my wife that I preferred not to celebrate Valentine’s Day because the holiday actually dates back to a festival called Lupercalia in pagan Rome and it involved whipping women and engaging in some sort of sexual lottery. The next year, after my wife allowed me back into the bedroom, I brought her some flowers and chocolates.
About 145 million valentine cards are purchased annually.
Women purchase 80%of all greeting cards.
When sugar and candy were rationed during World War II, flowers became the preeminent gift for Valentine’s Day.