Sunday, February 9, 2014

"I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day.

When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon."    ~Unknown

Valentine’s Day is Friday, and I thought maybe you might like a little trivia for the week’s  tweets.
Despite email and Facebook, The Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentine cards are sent world-wide each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. Americans, for example, spend around $277 million on Valentine cards every year, and, generally, Valentine’s Day is a $14.7 billion industry in the U.S.
Most cards are bought by women…83%...but men purchase around 17% although it seems they are now buying more…both a funny card and a romantic card…Hallmark doing BOGO?
The research indicated that half of all consumers preferred to receive a humorous Valentine.  The old ones certainly fit that form.

36% of women and 26% of men would rather have a romantic Valentine.  This statistic is funny…13% of males want a sexy Valentine, but only 3.5% of women want that kind!

Florists love the day because it accounts for at least 32% of their annual sales.  Even though California produces 60% of American roses, most sold for this holiday come from South America.  73% who buy flowers are male, and 27% are females.

Over 110 million roses – mostly red – will be sold and delivered during the 3 days around February 14. 

Males do spend more on Valentine’s gifts with the average being $95.  3% of pet owners will buy gifts for their pets.

Alexander Graham Bell applied for this patent on the telephone on Valentine’s Day in 1876, and he never could have imagined what happened to that device!

The chief colors associated with Valentine's Day are pink, red and white. Pink is a delicate, almost innocent shade of red and is also connected with Saint Valentine, whose burial was said to have caused the pink almond tree to blossom. Red is a symbol of warmth and feeling...the color of the heart, while white represents purity and faith...a faith between two who love each other.
"It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all."
   ~ William Thackeray

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