Here is today's version (2/14/20) of Did You Know, Or Do YOU Care? LOVE FACTS!
Americans send 145 million Valentine's Day cards each year.And they also spend nearly $650 million on gifts for their pets.
The first heart-shaped box of chocolates was introduced in 1861 by Richard Cadbury
Conversation hearts got their start as medical lozenges.
Weirdly enough, the story of conversation hearts first began when a Boston pharmacist named Oliver Chase invented a machine that simplified the way medical lozenges — used for sore throats and other illnesses — could be made. The result was America's first candy-making machine, because the pharmacist soon started shifting his focus from making lozenges to candy instead!
220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day each year.