5 Things You (Don’t) Want to Know About Valentine’s Day


Emma Beernink, Staff Writer

Valentine’s Day is upon us. Brace yourself, gather the troops. Whatever floats your boat.

For some of you lucky folks out there, that means someone special showering you with affection. If you’re me, it means mom and dad. However, I’m not in the slightest bit salty about it, because a) my parents are actually the best, and b) I’m a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man. Who needs boys? Pshhh. Not this gal.

Anyways, that’s besides the point. While browsing the internet one day, I stumbled upon a few details about Valentine’s  Day that made me chortle. I thought I would share.

  1. St. Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, beekeepers, and the plague. One of these things do not belong. Must  be the bees.
  2. Approximately 15% of women choose to send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day. Same here. No shame.
  3. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards.
  4. Verona, where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes place, receives around 1,000 cards addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day. (Ms. Reichelt, that one was for you!)
  5. February 14th is also known as SAD (Singles Awareness Day), so if you aren’t feeling the love, at least you have some friends. Misery loves company.

Happy Valentine’s everyone!