February 14th is widely known as the most romantic day of the year with over 36 million boxes of chocolate being sold for the holiday. Not only is Road Scholar delivering these chocolates to stores nationwide, but is treating you with some sweets as well with our annual Find the Hearts Valentine’s Day Contest.
Starting tomorrow, February 1st through the 14th, a heart will be hidden each weekday on a different page within the Road Scholar website (www.roadscholar.com). Find the heart and jot down its location each day to win prizes you’ll be sure to love.
While your heart may skip a beat this Valentine’s Day, don’t skip a heart sighting because the first person who responds back on February 14th to email@example.com with the most heart findings will win a box of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates along with a $25 Ruth Chris Steakhouse gift card!
We’ll even give you a head start on where to find tomorrow’s first heart: “The weather outside is frightful, but I know that the temperature inside Road Scholar’s trailer will be delightful.”
Here are some Valentine’s Day facts to get you in mood for tomorrow’s contest (provided by http://www.sheknows.com/holidays-and-seasons/articles/807655/fun-facts-about-valentine-s-day):
*Although there is no exact date as to when Valentine’s Day originated, one theory dates back to Roman Emperor Claudius II in 270 AD, who believed that “single men made better soldiers.” On February 14th, Bishop Valentine was executed for performing secret weddings.
*The letter X, which is known to symbolize a kiss, is dated back to medieval times when “people who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an ‘X,” kissing it “to show their sincerity.”
*The phrase “wear your heart on your sleeve” derived from the Middle Ages when men and women would wear the name of their Valentine, which was drawn from a bowl of names, pinned on their sleeve for a week.
*The first box of chocolate for Valentine’s Day was produced by Richard Cadbury in the late 1800s.
*189 million roses are sold each year on February 14th.
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