some good ol' valentine's day fun facts and superstitions

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fun facts
  • About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
  • Women purchase 85% of all valentines.
  • In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • Parents receive 1 out of every 5 valentines.
  • About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.
  • Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.

It is said that the kind of bird a girl watches on Valentine's Day predicts her future husband. For instance:
Sparrow: a poor man
Owl: remain spinster
Bluebird: a happy man
Blackbird: a priest or clergyman
Crossbill: an argumentative man
  • If an apple is cut in half, the number of seeds found inside the fruit will indicate the number of children that individual will have.
  • To be awoken by a kiss on Valentine's Day is considered lucky.
  • On Valentine's Day, the first guy's name you read in the paper or hear on the TV or radio will be the name of the man you will marry.
  • If you see a squirrel on Valentine's Day, you will marry a cheapskate who will hoard all your money.
  • If you see a goldfinch on Valentine's Day, you will marry a millionaire.
  • If you see a robin on Valentine's Day, you will marry a crime fighter - maybe they mean Batman!
  • If you see a flock of doves on Valentine's Day, you will have a happy, peaceful marriage.
  • If you find a glove on the road on Valentine's Day, your future beloved will have the other missing glove.

thought i'd throw in this fun post :) don't forget today is the last day to enter the livy love designs giveaway and the name my camera contest


  1. cute superstitions! heart the sweet lips pic * happy luv day * *

  2. Happy Valentines! Thanks for posting those, the fun facts were great.

  3. This is so cutee!!! but does this mean that I will marry a guy named Handy Manny? hahaha so funny!

  4. Hih, these are fun! :) I just got back home from my valentines day dinner with a belly full of nice italian tiramisu! ... and on the way home, I actually lost my glove. I wonder if there's any superstition for that?!? :D

    xxx mervi

  5. Cute! :]

    I haven't seen a single bird today, though. Does that say something? ;]

  6. Happy Valentine's Day! Great superstitions.

  7. Fun stuff! I don't think I've seen any animals today... just people! Happy Valentine's day to you!

  8. Cute post! I thought the bird thing was interesting!! Good thing I wasn't looking at sparrows haha. XOXO

  9. Love it! It's a good thing I'm engaged because I live in the city, and the only birds I see are nasty pigeons.

  10. That is so fun! Love how a bird can predict the wealth of your future husband! Hope your day is magical!
    Hugs xxx

  11. ha ha well thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the post from today! I was just trying to be silly because now that I don't have the meme to do anymore, I'm not real sure what to post about.

    I just linked it up on FTLOB :)

  12. hahaha...at first i read goldFINCH and goldFISH...i need to take my time reading! love the fun facts and the photo!

  13. Watch out for the squirrels my friends!!!

  14. way past my bed time and im still up reading your blog ♥

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  16. Even though I'm single, I still <3 Valentines Day. Loved reading your facts!! xx

  17. I missed this post yesterday! Otherwise I would've gone to the petshop and looked at some goldfish!! ;)
    I watched a blackbird yesterday.. can't see me marrying a clergy man though! (no offence to clergy men, it's just unlikely).
    Love this post! :) x

  18. Oh I totally miss read GoldfiNCH! Hahahaha!

  19. Aw fun post!!! :) Happy Belated Valentines Day Miss Lindsay!