Byrds Of A Feather "Love Is"

Byrds Of A Feather "Love Is"

Valentine’s Day Facts 

As we are approaching Valentines Day I wanted to take a few minutes and share some thoughts on the topic of LOVE..but first lets talk some history and facts about Valentine’s Day!

 According to Wikipedia: Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Christian feast day honoring a martyr named Valentine and through later folk traditions, it has also become a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

 Hallmark started mass-producing Valentine’s Day cards in 1913.

  • Before it was the greeting card giant we know today, the company that went on to become Hallmark was no more than a quiet Nebraska kid named Joyce Clyde Hall who sold imported foreign postcards to local retailers. Within a few years of dropping out of high school and making his way to the larger market of Kansas City, he’d enlisted his brother into the steadily growing business. Though they’d begun their foray into Valentine’s Day cards in 1913, a fire that gutted their entire operation two years later spurred the brothers to refocus their efforts away from postcards and onto original designs of their own, including those for holidays like Valentine’s Day.

 People send more cards for Valentine’s Day than almost any other holiday.

Candy is the most common Valentine’s Day gift.

  • If you’re wondering what gift to expect this Valentine’s Day, odds are that sugar is involved. Candy is by far the most popular token of affection, followed by cards and flowers.

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Valentine’s Day jewelry sales spiked.

  • In 2021, Valentine’s jewelry sales shot up 15 percent, skyrocketing its ranking from the 11th most-popular gift all the way to the number three spot.

Six million people get engaged on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the most common wedding anniversary in the Philippines.

Two territories became U.S. States on Valentine’s Day. (Oregon 33rd + Arizona 48th)


 "In order to be more loving, you have to understand what love truly is. It’s not just a feeling. It’s a Commitment. It’s an Action. It’s a Decision”.
I recently was in the grocery store and the lady who was checking out in front of me was so pleasant. Not trying to be nosey I was curious why she was buying so many flowers. I piped in and said “special occasion” she looked back and smiled and said yes it certainly is. She proceeded to tell me that on that day every year she takes flowers to her late husbands grave. She was quite my senior in age and I asked “if you don’t mind how long were you married”? She said 60+ years. Being only in year 15 I asked “if she could give me one piece of advice to get to 60 what would it be”? She said “When something breaks you don’t throw it fix it” she went on to many people give up way to fast. She said there is glory in the fight.

How to Love + Be Loved

  • Listen
  • Use Your Words
  • Say Thank You
  • Express Interest
  • Notice what your significant other needs
  • Be gentle during conflict (words are piercing)
  • Practice Accountability
  • Ask how they feel loved

I read this book before I was married and it changed my mindset, perspective not just in my relationship with Dk but with everyone who I had a relationship with! Highly Recommend spending $9 on Amazon! There is a test inside that will help you understanding how to be loved and how to love!

Do you know what your love language is???

Mine are: Words + Gifts and my husbands are Acts of Service + Physical Touch - Spoiler Alert - You and your spouse are probably opposite!


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