Valentine's Day Factoids

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2007

- In medieval times, people who couldn't write their names signed with an X, which they kissed to show their sincerity. This is how the X symbol became synonymous with a kiss.

- The average man is expected to spend about $156 for Valentine's Day; the average woman is expected to spend $85. (Source: National Retail Federation)

- There are two towns in the United States named Valentine: Valentine, Texas, and Valentine, Nebraska. (Source: United States Census Bureau)

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