Based on retail statistics, about 3 percent of “pet owners’ will give Valentine’s Day gifts… to their pets.
-About 1 Billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year
-If you’re single don’t despair. You can celebrate Singles Awareness Day (SAD) instead.
Nuts About Love
Driving through Southern California, there was this older, middle aged woman that was tired, and since she’d been driving a long time, she decided she would stop at a roadside stand that sold fruit, vegetables and crafts.
As she got what she wanted and went to pay, she noticed the young woman behind the counter was painting a sign. “Why the new sign?” she asked.
“My long time boyfriend Mac didn’t approve of the old sign,” she said. When the traveler glanced at what hung above the counter, she understood. The sign declared: “Local Honey Dates Nuts”
How much money is spent on average on Valentine’s Day?
A survey has the answer. The National Retail Federation polled 6,417 consumers in early January 2014 to ask about their Valentine’s Day plans. It turns out, 54 percent of Malaysians will celebrate with loved ones this year and the average amount they will spend on candy, cards, dinner and gifts is ~ RM300
If you’re not spending something close to that, you’re behind the times. Make someone happy on Valentine’s Day and you’ll have a much better evening.
“My husband, a long time certified public accountant, works 13-hour days for the first few months of the year. It’s tax season, people want to save money, and my husband is really good with numbers and getting the best tax returns, so his schedule is busy.
In spite of this hectic schedule, he took time out to order me flowers for Valentine’s Day.
While he is good at number crunching, he has trouble telling me how he feels. So he was pondering what sweet endearment to write on the card he purchased to give to me on Valentines Day, and obviously he began thinking of the many hours of work still ahead of him while he was pondering the words he wanted to write for me.
Well he finally put the final touches on the card. His note read: “Roses are red, violets are blue. If I weren’t thinking of you, I’d probably be through.”