10 Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

Make your Valentine’s Day celebration even more special with these 10 fun facts about Valentine’s Day coloring pages! Here at Kids Activities Blog, we love celebrating holidays and learning about them!

And the best part is that we made two versions: a full-color PDF printable set, and a black and white printable set that doubles as Valentine’s Day coloring pages!

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Kids will love these Valentine’s day facts & coloring pages – they are perfect for kids of all ages!

Valentines Day History Facts

Make your Valentine’s Day celebration even more special with these 10 fun facts about Valentine’s Day coloring pages! Here at Kids Activities Blog, we love celebrating holidays and learning about them!

And the best part is that we made two versions: a full-color PDF printable set, and a black and white printable set that doubles as Valentine’s Day coloring pages!

Let’s learn about Valentine’s day tradition and the history of Valentine together!

Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day

If you think that Valentine’s Day is just a random day where people give each other roses, cards, and chocolate, you’re in for a big surprise.

Get ready for a fun day with these interesting Valentine’s Day facts coloring pages! For example, do you know why Valentine’s Day is celebrated? Or why do people give chocolate on Valentine’s Day?

There is so much to learn! And we can assure you it’s so much better when coloring pages are involved.

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You get to choose – print the full color Valentine’s Day facts PDF, or the b&w version for a fun coloring activity.

Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

1. Celebration of Love and Friendship

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and friendship that falls every February 14th. 

2. Aka St. Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is also called St. Valentine’s Day or the Feast of St. Valentine. Saint Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for a long time.

3. Who Does Valentine’s Day Commemorate?


Originally, the day was celebrated to commemorate Valentinus, who was imprisoned for marrying young couples in love, when weddings were banned by the emperor.

4. Valentine’s Day Represents Love


And since the 1300s, Valentine’s Day was associated with the idea of love and romance. That’s when couples started to exchange gifts, flowers, cards, and candies to express their love.

5. When Was the First Valentine Day Celebrated?

The first Valentine’s day was celebrated by Pope Gelasius I in AD496 to commemorate the Christian martyr Saint Valentine of Rome. The day was associated with love in the 14th century by Geoffrey Chaucer and in the 18th century love began being expressed with gifts.

5. Why Does X Mean Kiss?


The X became a symbol for a kiss in medieval times, or Middle Ages, because people who couldn’t write signed their name as an X, and kissed it to show good faith. 

6. Red Roses Are The Flower of Love


Red roses are common during this day because it’s known as the “flower of love”. It is said to be the favorite flower of Venus, the roman goddess of love and beauty.

7. Cupid Is Associated With Valentine’s Day Because Of His Powers


Cupid, a charming cherub who is the son of Venus, is associated with Valentine’s Day due to his magnificent love-matching powers.

8. Teachers Receive The Most Valentine’s Day Cards


We believe that among all the people who receive Valentine’s Day cards, teachers might get the most! 

9. Over 100 Million Valentine’s Day Cards Are Sent Out Every Year


Actually, over 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent every February 14, which makes it the second biggest holiday for exchanging cards, right after Christmas.

10. Chocolate Was Prescribed To Fix a broken Heart


Back in the 1800s, doctors prescribed chocolate as a treatment for those who had been disappointed in love – that’s why chocolates are one of the most common gifts during this holiday.

11. First Heart Shaped Chocolate Box

Richard Cadbury created the first heart-shaped Valentine’s day candy box in 1861. He create the first box of chocolates that we often buy as Valentine’s day gifts. Now, over 36 million heart shaped Valentine’s chocolate boxes are bought every year!

12. The History Of The Conversation Hearts

Everyone knows these sweet chalky candies with red words stamped on them. They were actually created in 1866 by a Boston pharmacist named Oliver Chase. They actually weren’t heart shaped until 1902 and were bigger with bigger phrases on them.

13. First Valentine’s Day Cards In The USA

Valentine’s day cards were often imported from Europe in the 1800’s and were expensive and rather plain. Esther Howland hand crafted prettier and more elaborate cards that became super popular in the years to come. So Americans could have affordable and beautiful Valentine’s day cards.

14. The Patent For The Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell actually filed a patent application for the telephone on February 14, 1876.

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Download these Valentine’s day facts for some fun learning!

Download These Fun Valentine Day Facts Coloring Pages

To use our free Valentine’s Day facts coloring pages, just click the download button below, print them, grab some crayons, and you’re all set for a cute coloring activity to do with your little ones.

Or you can hand the colored versions in your class or learn together!

Download here: Valentine’s Day Facts Coloring Pages PDF FIle via Email

1. Grab the pdf version of the Valentine Facts Sheet Full Color Pages

2. Grab the Valentine Fact Coloring Pages Version

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11 Comments

  1. Dear All -Unfortunately the download link doesn’t work xxx

  2. merna awad says:

    hi, it`s a beautiful idea to teach the little kids about what it means Valentines’ Day
    could you please send Valentine’s day facts to my email.
    mirnaawadd4@gmail.com. thanks

  3. I could not download the Valentine’s Day facts. That’s a bummer. I’m a pediatrician and like to hang them in the office.

  4. Can’t find 10 fun facts about Valentines Day

  5. Your Valentine’s Day fun facts will not download when you click the button. I am very sad because they were very useful for my lesson.

  6. The link to the facts page doesn’t work 🙁

  7. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi Sharona! I’m sorry about that. I emailed it to you!

  8. Kristen Yard says:

    Sorry about that, Nancy! I emailed it to you!

  9. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Phyllis! Sorry about that! I emailed it to you!

  10. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi Jennifer, thank you for letting us know! I have emailed it to you!

  11. Kristen Yard says:

    Hi, Petra! I have emailed it to you. Sorry about that!

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