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Fun Facts About Valentine's Day
Good Day to you and Happy Valentine's Day!
And what a lovely day it is here on Long Island!
Do you have plans for today and tonight?
Well, I'm actually going out with my two favorite people in the world - my girls, Gianna and Kelsey!
Yes, we have a date together and boy are we going to have fun eating at their favorite restaurant, Seasons 52!!
ONE OF MY FAVORITE PICTURES OF ME AND THE GIRLS TAKEN IN VIENNA (circa 2014)
Have you been following along with Tanya's account of her fabulous European trip?
Her photos are gorgeous - wouldn't you agree?
The last few days, she has been in Wengen, Switzerland and today she is moving to the next city on her Winter Wonderland Trip, Zermatt.
I have totally enjoyed "tagging' along" and telling you details about each of the places she has been.
And today is no different.
Zermatt is located in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, and is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking.
Similarly to Wengen, this charming little village is also a car-free zone.
The town, at an elevation of around 1,600 meters, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak.
I'll be giving you more facts tomorrow about this Swiss town!
If you are lucky enough to have a special Valentine, I hope you have romance on your radar!
Of course, while I believe if you are in love and with someone that means the world to you - EVERYDAY SHOULD BE VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
And while you ponder just how to breathe excitement and romance into your relationship daily, take a gander at these interesting facts about today!
17 Fun Facts About Valentine's Day For 2017
Did you know that nearly 150 million cards are exchanged each Valentine’s Day?
More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day each year.
Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending.
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 the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve."
Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.
In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine's Day.
Many believe the X symbol became synonymous with the kiss in medieval times. People who couldn't write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.
Over 50 percent of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the holiday, making Valentine's Day a procrastinator's delight.
In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day each year.
There are approximately 8 billion candy hearts produced each year - enough to stretch from Valentine, Arizona to Rome, Italy, and back again.
There are approximately 50 million roses given on Valentine`s Day around the world.
AT SEASON'S 52 LAST FEBRUARY (20 16) (c) travelincousins.com
What my day lacks in romance today, it more than makes up for in pampering and spending time with the two best daughters in the world!!
That's right, I'm going to get some pampering today, first, to have my hair done and then for a mani-pedi.
I'm going to keep it short for today and welcome you to visit Tanya's page for the beautiful photos of Wengen, Switzerland yesterday and her account of her day.
I will leave you with one thought - in speaking with an old friend this past weekend, he was saying how he has a "dream" of going on a boating trip with his sons and was talking about how he wasn't sure when, etc.
I was pretty adamant that there is only way to plan it -- PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR IMMEDIATELY and it will come to fruition.
It's a wonderful way to live -- if you only think about things and dream about them, they do not become realities. We have to "ACT AS IF THEY ARE ALREADY HAPPENING" and our minds believe it to be true and then does everything in its power to make it a reality.
I hope he takes my advice!!
Living with conviction is the only way that I have been living for the past year, and let me tell you - things are moving in the direction of how I envision my life!
Here's to a most WONDERFUL Valentines Day!!
Tanya's Daily Scoop CURRENTLY TRAVELING IN: ZERMATT, SWITZERLAND
Sledging from Klein Schiedegg
Good Day everyone and Happy St. Valentine's!
Once again I offer you my greetings from Wengen, Switzerland.
It is sure to be an epic Valentine's Day and one that we'll never forget. One to go down in the books!
Today we are heading back down into the valley of Lauterbrunnen and then up to Schilthorn & Plz Gloria to view the Swiss Skyline of Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Alps upon Alps for as far as the eye can see.
Can you tell by now just how much I love snowy mountains?! Lol
Anyhow, you'll get to hear all about today tomorrow and you get to hear all about yesterday today...
Yesterday was a day full of Sledging (old English for sledding) and boy oh boy what fun and what amazingly super long runs they have here.
We went up to Klein Scheidegg via a gorgeous scenic train ride and then down the mountain each of us on a sledge, what fun!
Riding right along side ski runs with views that are just to die for. The kids decided right then and there that sledging is a must for us at every location that might offer it.
Not to say that there wasn't an accident or two or at least a few close calls. But all in all a very nice and memorable experience.
These people sure know how to have fun in the snow...that's for sure.
I've gotta say that after sledging for hours and hours that we were all rather pooped and even woke up this morning kinda sore.
But the night wasn't over yet. At 9p there was a Snow Show in the village with fireworks, acrobatics (on skis) and more.
Because of my busy schedule and being exhausted last night, I'm leaving you with a short one today. Enjoy the pictures & have a great day!!
Another return visit and another car-free and ever so charming village! Zermatt, in southern Switzerland’s Valais canton, is a mountain resort renowned for skiing, climbing and hiking. The town, at an elevation of around 1,600m, lies below the iconic, pyramid-shaped Matterhorn peak.