Valentine’s Day Central


Whether you receive a beautifully-wrapped box of chocolates from a loved one or you plan to pass out boxes of conversation hearts to everyone you know,¬†Valentine’s Day is¬†a good time to keep moderation in mind.

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Did you know?

  • Today about 83 percent of Americans are likely to share candy or chocolate with friends, family or that special someone at Valentine’s Day.
  • Chocolate sales represent 75 percent or more of Valentine‚Äôs Day candy purchases.

How Do I Love Thee?
History and legends of Valentine’s Day

Despite the fact that Saint Valentine was executed for uniting forbidden lovers ‚Äď and possibly himself fell in the love with the daughter of his jailor (kicking off the whole notion of someone being your ‚Äúvalentine‚ÄĚ) ‚Äď the romantic connotation of Valentine‚Äôs Day didn‚Äôt emerge until the Middle Ages. By the 18th century in England, February 14 had become a day when people expressed their love for one another by exchanging gifts.

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