• The first and oldest valentine’s love letters
were sent from prison by Charles, Duke of
Orleans in 1415 for his wife
• In 1850, Esther Howland, an American printer
and artist was among the first to publish and
sell Valentines in the United States.
• In the early 1900's a card company named
Norcross became one of the first companies
to manufacture Valentines.
• With the exception of Christmas, Americans
exchange more cards on Valentine's Day than
any other time of year.