~The FReeper Canteen Presents~
Happy Valentine's Day!
Here's some lovely roses for everyone!
And chocolate for all!
110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.
About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
More than 50 percent of cards are sold the week of the holiday, with the largest and most elaborate Valentine cards sold 48 hours before February 14.
Conversation Hearts: In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" then called "Motto Hearts." According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14.
More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.
The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.
Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates, and family members.
Luciano Pavarotti ~ Nessum Dorma!
ABBA ~ Take A Chance On Me
Alabama ~ Love In The First Degree
Andrea Bocelli ~ Besame Mucho
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes ~ The Time Of My Life
James Ingram ~ Love You
Holly Valance ~ Kiss Kiss
Sasha & Shawna ~ Per Te
Norah Jones ~ Come Away With Me
The London Symphony Orchestra ~ The First Ever I Saw Your Face
FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.
Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!
We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.
We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.
We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.
God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always