On this special chocolate-and-sappy-greeting-card filled day, we thought it would be fun to share a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day infographics and visualizations. February 14th continues to generate a significant amount of graphics — illustrating anything from how to avoid bad dates, popular Valentine’s travel destinations, spending trends, the history of certain customs and so much more.
One of the most heartwarming ‘visualizations’ we came across was this feature from the team known as Moist Creation. It showcases a collection of unique heart sightings stitched together to form an uplifting montage.
We thought this infographic was also intriguing because of the surprising collection of facts about kissing it brings to light. Biomechanics of a kiss? Who knew! Still, the most intriguing portion is arguably their claim that kissing actually helps enhance the health of individual’s teeth, increasing plaque-fighting saliva flow.
Finally, turning to yet another aspect of Valentine’s Day, we liked the graphic below which illustrates the environmental impact of the holiday. It puts February 14th’s historic, consumption heavy trends into an interesting perspective and concludes with thoughtful, eco-friendly alternatives.