1. Approximately 85% of Valentine's Day cards are purchased by women.
2. Cupid is Venus' son.
3. Candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" (then called "Motto Hearts") in 1866.
4. 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.
5. About 36 million boxes of chocolate were sold for Valentine's Day in 2003 according to the Chocolate Manufacturer's Association.
6. Valentine's Day is mentioned in Hamlet when Ophelia sings "Good morrow! 'Tis St. Valentine's Day; All in the morning betime; And I a maid at your window,; To be your valentine!"