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15 February 2020 08:32

According to the Greeting Card Association and Hallmark, roughly 145 million valentine’s day cards are exchanged each year.

It's estimated that 145 million Valentine's Day cards get sent each year (KUSI) – Roses, chocolates and dinner reservations are all essential for valentines day but don't underestimate the importance of the greeting card. According to the Greeting Card Association and Hallmark, roughly 145 million valentine's day cards are exchanged each year. This makes valentine's day the year's second largest card-sending holiday, right behind Christmas. According to the History Channel, the tradition of exchanging tokens of affection on Valentine's Day goes back centuries. Valentine's day is extra-special for one purple heart recipient.

(Source: via CNN) 104-year-old Major Bill White was hoping to gather about a hundred Valentine's Day cards to add to his scrapbook collection. CNN reports, he did that and more. White received more than 300,000 personal messages and thank you notes from around the world. Thousands of handwritten cards, balloons, flowers and even boxes of chocolate for Valentine's Day. White says he's overwhelmed with gratitude. Copyright KOLO-TV 2020