The History of Valentine’s Day
Do you know the history of Valentine’s Day? First established in Rome in 496 to honor St. Valentine who died on February 14th. The holiday didn’t begin to gain it’s current popularity until the mid 18th century when it became more common for friends and lovers to exchange small gifts and and handwritten love notes. It’s said that Esther A. Howland made the current concept of printed Valentines popular in the mid 1850’s. These traditions grew over the centuries to it’s common day practices of gifts, flowers, and time spent together.
Spend Valentine’s with T.C. Eggington’s!
This year, avoid the hassle of trying to find a dinner reservation and come to T.C. Eggington’s for a romantic Valentine’s breakfast instead! Or bring your family to a sweet treat and let them all know that they’re all your Valentines. Because nothing says “I love you” quite like our Strawberry Acres pancakes piled high with ruby red strawberries and whipped cream! Or our Red Velvet Waffles are the perfect Valentine red and oh so delicious.
Want some more fun Valentine’s Day facts?
- Just over half of all Americans – 54% – will celebrate Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to get engaged
- The average amount spent on gifts is $148
- And 20% of those gifts will be jewelry
- 40% of all the fresh flowers purchased this year will be on Valentine’s Day!
- $1.7 Billion will be spent on candy
- More than 8 Million candy hearts are manufactured each year just for Valentine’s Day
- Over 250 Million roses are sent each year for Valentine’s Day