On the most romantic day of the year, you just know I’ve gotta share some fun facts with you.

While I (and my team) wish you nothing but warm fuzzy feels today, don’t you think it’s odd that we’ve chosen to latch onto those fancy Hallmark Valentines for that special someone. Or those cute little boxes of cards for the kids to hand out to their classmates?

Well, we didn’t start doing that until the 1840s!

Before that, lovers and friends would just exchange handwritten cards and letters. 

Esther A. Howland (known as “The Mother Of The American Valentine”) changed all that in the 1840s. She’s credited with commercializing these sentimental gifts in the USA, and now we send 145 million Valentine’s Day cards each year!

Teachers are on the receiving end of the most love – they get the most Valentine’s Day cards annually, followed by children, mothers, and wives.

Goes to show you really can make money from just about anything if you set your mind to it. 

You don’t necessarily have to start mass-producing pretty cards to find extra dough in your pockets. That’s where we come in!

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