Valentine’s Day is in seven days, for all that you love them, it’s time to count up the ways. Our vases are stacked on the shelves with great care, while the boxes they go in are taking over our stairs. We’ve got roses and tulips and great chocolate, too. We’re just about ready, how about you? // Like our love poem? It’s a true one! We have hundreds of vases taking over our shelves. We have THOUSANDS of flowers coming into the shop this week so we can hand-create something just for your loved one. We have boxes, stuffed with newspapers, ready to put our gorgeous flower arrangements in, for delivery; and we have the most delicious boxes of chocolates, and candies, on hand for gifts! Our biggest question though, are YOU ready yet? All it takes one call to us–we’ll deliver everything right to your recipient. With Valentine’s day being on a Saturday this year–you’ll have to make a choice–you can show off a bit, and have flowers delivered to their work (on Friday) OR, you can wait until Saturday. Either way–no matter what you choose, we’re here to help! Give us a call today, so you can put it out of your mind tomorrow. (Or, if you’re like us, the night before V-Day. 😉 )
Obviously, since you know that between us, and Sweet River Candy Company, we love our chocolate and flowers–we thought we’d pass on a little bit of fun, Valentine’s Day trivia that we got from SheKnows.com. We had NO idea that 15% of U.S. women send flowers to themselves, but we think it’s the BEST idea ever. (And, we’ve totally bought them for ourselves! We LOVE fresh flowers on the kitchen table. 🙂 )
- Casanova, well known as “The World’s Greatest Lover,” ate chocolate to make him virile.
- Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.
- Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s.
- More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.
- Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day in the U.S.
- 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
- 15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
- The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
- Red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings.
- 189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day.
- California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the greater number sold on Valentine’s Day in the U.S. are imported, mostly from South America.
- Approximately 110 million roses, mostly red, will be sold and delivered within the three-day Valentine’s Day time period.