Friday, February 09, 2007

All Ready for Valentine's Day?

If you are, you’re in the minority! Hallmark claims that 60% percent of their valentines are sold in the 6 days before the holiday, making procrastination the norm for Valentine’s Day!

And you may want to re-think chocolates this year, if you’re looking to be cutting edge. While the average American gobbled 27 pounds per year in 1997, that number considerably dropped to only 4.7 pounds last year. (Personally, I point the finger at coffee shops because since the invent of Iced Blended Mochas and Cinnamon Dolce Lattes, that’s where I go for my sweet fix.)

Flowers are still the rave for your honey. Lillies were the top seller last year, followed closely by cut roses.

And don’t forget jewelry! In February of 2005, jewelry stores did a record 2.5 billion dollar sales. But keep in mind that jewelry often leads to weddings...

And 12,000 people marry every day in the U.S. And what do you bet that number spikes much higher on Valentine’s Day itself?

Enjoy yours!

(Thanks to the History Channel for these fun facts!)

6 fresh comments:

Kelly Parra said...

Raising hand as one of the Valentine's Procrastinators! haha.

And I love getting chocolate on Valentine's. I guess because I don't eat too much of it regularly, and I want to munch on it when I get some as a gift. =D

TinaFerraro said...

A-ha, you like chocolates as gifts, huh, Kelly? Now I know what to get you next time Good News bells toil! :)


Jessica Burkhart said...

I just wanted to "de-lurk" and say how much I enjoy your blog! :)

Jessica Burkhart said...

I just wanted to "de-lurk" and say how much I enjoy your blog! :)

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Jessica! I appreciate you telling us!

stephhale said...

I requested a book this year, much less expensive than diamonds, and much less fattening than chocolate. And flowers just die. My hubby is definitely in that 60% who wait until the last minute! :)