A Valentine’s Day Inspired Compilation of Pretty Pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day Facts

A Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts to keep you in the Valentine’s Day know.

hearts_wingsofwhimsyAntique French Playing Cards

With Valentine’s Day the subject matter of conversation hearts and music of the heart, I have fittingly updated my Power of Love Spotify playlist.

A good playlist mirrors balanced design and decor.

A well-represented mix of classic, traditional, contemporary and modern plays well.

In music, a sampling can be the defining quality of the body of work.

As the Valentine’s Day inspired images below demonstrate, a well-chosen and well-placed use of the color of love defines the intent.

The color red draws the eye, introduces drama, envelopes the space in depth and frames the focal point.


Valentine's Day inspiredLee Jofa Holland Flamestitch velvet ~ House Beautiful

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Pink is such a delicate and graceful color, complementing in soft tones and shades.

Ever wonder why pink is used as the base color in many cosmetic and beauty products?


A survey of florists of the Society of American Florists shows roses as the most popular flower ordered for Valentine’s Day.

I find the percentages of the color of roses ordered for Valentine’s Day interesting.

Red= 63%

Pink= 27%

White= 26%

Purple/lavender= 18%

Yellow= 15%

Peach/coral= 13%

Orange= 11%

tea-party-spread-Tea-Party-with-Heart-0212-xlnCountry Living Magazine

The colors associated with Valentine’s Day run the gamut from delicate to high drama.


A movie line of past caught my attention not for its brilliant observation, but for furthering my interest enough to check the numbers.

The line made reference to Valentine’s Day being a greeting card holiday.

According to the numbers, more than 151 million cards are sold each year for Valentine’s Day.

That’s Valentine’s Day inspired.


Sweet Peony Press

Valentine’s Day by the Numbers

Maybe I should say Valentine’s Day buy the Numbers.


Source: WalletHub

Chocolate confections, strawberries, macarons (macaroons), meringues, fudge, cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies and conversation hearts are served with Valentine’s Day love.


12-Piece Arabesque Dinnerware Service

Cupid’s consumers will be spending a total of $19.6 billion (that’s billion with a Be My Valentine) on Valentine’s Day, spending an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day.

~Source: National Retail Federation

Numbers show 94% of those who celebrate Valentine’s Day desire chocolate and candy as the gift of decadent love.

~Source: WalletHub

Valentines-candies-cookiesValentine’s Day Red Velvet Oreo Truffle Brownie Bars, See’s Candies, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cordials, MacaronsTriple Chocolate Mini Bundt CakesCreamy Fudge Hearts

folk-art-heart-shaped-cookiesMarinold Cakes

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”

—Helen Keller

I hope you have enjoyed this Valentine’s Day inspired compilation of pretty pictures and FYI Valentine’s Day facts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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