5 random facts we learned about Valentine’s Day

February is not only the shortest month of the year, it’s also the month of Valentine’s Day. It’s celebrated annually, and even though it’s not an official public holiday, it is enjoyed all over the world.

And no matter if you value it or not, we gathered some (more or less) interesting things about this day in today’s #fridayfive.

1. Write it down

February 14th is the second largest card giving day, just after Christmas. And what better way to tell your loved ones how much you acknowledge them and what they mean to you than writing it down.

2. Make them feel appreciated

Speaking of cards… Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards. And let’s be honest, we all can understand! They are followed by kids, mothers, wives, and girlfriends.

3. Don’t forget your pets

Believe it or not, every year, around 9 million people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift. Are you one of them and if so, what did you buy them?

4. Chocolate is love

Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased on this romantic day alone in the U.S. One of the favorites are the chocolate boxes by Cadbury. Did you know that the first Valentine’s Day Box was created in 1868.

5. Get extra romantic

When you drink wine, your brain produces the “love hormone” oxytocin, which is a chemical compound that is prevalent in loving emotions and reproduction.

So, pour your Valentine and yourself a glass of red wine, and let it do the magic. We can recommend either a Pinot Noir, a Spätburgunder, or the Monkey Pinot Noir.

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