This year you can enjoy a romantic stay at Watson Lake Inn
Choose from one of our four suites for your Happy Valentine’s Day Getaway which includes VIP check-in, strawberries, signature breakfast and late check-out and more…
Valentine’s Day customs
Were developed in early modern England and spread throughout the English-speaking world in the 19th century and later to other countries.
In the United States, the first mass-produced Valentines of embossed paper lace were produced and sold shortly after 1847 by Esther Howland of Worcester, Massachusetts.
A writer in Graham’s American Monthly observed in 1849, “Saint Valentine’s Day … is becoming, nay it has become, a national holyday.” The English practice of sending Valentine’s cards was established.
In 1868, the British chocolate company Cadbury created Fancy Boxes — a decorated box of chocolates — in the shape of a heart for Valentine’s Day. Boxes of filled chocolates quickly became associated with the holiday. In the second half of the 20th century, the practice of exchanging cards was extended to all manner of gifts, such as giving jewelry.
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately 190 million valentines are sent each year in the US. Half of those valentines are given to family members other than husband or wife, usually to children. When the valentine-exchange cards made in school activities are included the figure goes up to 1 billion, and teachers become the people receiving the most valentines. The average valentine’s spending has increased every year in the U.S, from $108 a person in 2010 to $131 in 2013.
Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine’s Day greeting messages such as e-cards or printable greeting cards. An estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent in 2010.
Valentine’s Day Getaway
Enjoy a romantic stay at Watson Lake Inn and choose from one of our four suites for our Romantic Valentine’s Day Package which includes VIP check-in, strawberries, signature breakfast and late check-out and more… To round up your experience be sure you reserve your Six Course Valentine’s Dinner with us at the same time.
When planning your Valentine’s Day treat, you’ve got many options for lodging; but when you stay with us at Watson Lake Inn, you will indulge in a memorable experience and culinary discovery.
And last but not least I’d like to share ten fun facts from Germany here.
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