Feb. 2nd, 2012
February the month for sweethearts
We all know that Valentine's Day is an important day for all of us that have sweethearts...the flowers and gifts that we labor over deciding which one would be the most appreciated. Do we buy candy, jewelry or flowers and enjoy a nice evening out? We believe that the most important gift you can give is your unconditional love.
Here are some fun facts about Valentine's Day
There are approximately one billion Valentine cards given in the US.
Women purchase 85% of all Valentines.
Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are the biggest holidays for giving flowers.
Men buy 73% of the flowers on Valentine's day.
In the late 1800's, Richard Cadbury invented the heart-shaped candy box.
Early Christians saw Valentine's Day as a way to honor St. Valentine. The Catholic Church recognizes three saints by that name - all were martyred on February 14th.
The United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France and Australia all celebrate Valentine's Day.
Tip of the month...
Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. The risk of frostbite is increased in people with reduced blood circulation. Take steps to prevent frostbite by dressing warmly in a hat, scarf, mittens, and several layers of loose-fitting clothing.
It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation.
If there is frostbite but no sign of hypothermia and immediate medical care is not available, proceed as follows:
Get into a warm room as soon as possible.
Unless absolutely necessary, do not walk on frostbitten feet or toes—-this increases the damage.
Immerse the affected area in warm, not hot, water; the temperature should be comfortable to the touch for unaffected parts of the body.
Or, warm the affected area using body heat. For example, the heat of an armpit can be used to warm frostbitten fingers.
Do not rub the frostbitten area with snow or massage it at all. This can cause more damage.
Don’t use a heating pad, heat lamp, or the heat of a stove, fireplace, or radiator for warming. Affected areas are numb and can be easily burned.
Some humor to start the month off right.
Man discovered weapons, invented hunting.
Woman discovered hunting, invented furs.
Man discovered colors, invented painting.
Woman discovered painting, invented make-up.
Man discovered speech, invented conversation.
Woman discovered conversation, invented gossip.
Man discovered agriculture, invented food.
Woman discovered food, invented diet.
Man discovered friendship, invented love.
Woman discovered love, invented marriage.
Man discovered trade, invented money.
Woman discovered money, man has never recovered.
For more great jokes visit our humor index page.
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