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  Sunshine79

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Top Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Household participation rates:

Greeting Cards 65%
Plush 21%
Date Night 44%
Other Gifts 17%
Candy 38%
Perfume/Cologne 12%
Flowers 32%
Jewelry 11%
Gift Cards 29%

Sources: Hallmark/Retail Industry Leaders Association/NRF


Valentine's Day Cards

180 million
Number of Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion. (This total excludes packaged kids valentines for classroom exchanges.) (Source: Hallmark research)

Nearly 50 percent
Typically, the proportion of all Valentine’s Day cards purchased in the six days prior to the observance, making Valentine’s Day a procrastinator’s delight. (Source: Hallmark research)

About 40%
Proportion of all Valentine card purchases which parents account for. (Source: Hallmark research.)

Try Looking Here . . .

Below are names of some romantic-sounding places:

Valentine, Neb.
Lovelady, Texas
Valentine, Texas
Loving County, Texas
Loveland, Colo.
Lovington, N.M.
Lovejoy, Ga.
Loving, N.M.
Loves Park, Ill.
Love County, Okla.
Lovelock, Nev.
Lovington, Ill.
Love Valley, N.C.
Romeo, Colo.
Loveland, Ohio
Romeo, Mich.
Loveland Park, Ohio
Romeoville, Ill.
Loveland, Okla.

(Source: American FactFinder)

More Valentines Facts:


73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.


About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.


About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.


Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an "Improvement in Telegraphy", on Valentine's Day, 1876.


California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.


Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow and arrows because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.


In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

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PinkToeNails

Feb 13 @ 8:46AM  
Cute!!!

Thanks for sharing Sun!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to you!!
max49

Feb 13 @ 9:05AM  
Thanks for the stats sugar. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.
onehornytoad69

Feb 13 @ 9:18AM  
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
Hell, that works for me!!! Since I have noone!! Thx for sharing!
Wordsofwit

Feb 13 @ 9:35AM  
Our second largest airport is Love Field. I guess things that go bump in the night could include aircraft for the amorous on the runways.
paulywalnuts

Feb 13 @ 9:36AM  
To Sunshine

My very special cyber E card to you

HAPPY VALENTINE DAY
DarkKnightWalking

Feb 13 @ 10:03AM  
Where's the statistics for sex toys and rope bought......
*Wicked Smile*
casuallylooking

Feb 13 @ 11:48AM  
Cute blog, Sunshine. thanks for sharing..


NightOfOld

Feb 13 @ 12:56PM  


Thank you.

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