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.

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

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

dwm-maloos-portfolio-interiors-contemporary-modern-neoclassical-transitional-galleryDWM | MALOOS

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.

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

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


It’s been said Valentine’s Day is a greeting card holiday.


According to the numbers, more than 145 million cards are sold each year for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day by the Numbers

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

Cupid’s consumers will be spending a total of nearly $25.9 billion (that’s billion with a Be My Valentine) on Valentine’s Day, spending an average $192.80 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

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cordials


Triple Chocolate Mini Bundt Cakes

Creamy Fudge Hearts

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

Shabby Chic Folk Art Heart Cookie

Shabby Chic Folk Art Heart Cookie

“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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