Did you know these St. Valentine’s Day Facts?

How many of these 10 St. Valentine Day Facts did you know?

  1. Men spend twice as much as women on gifts. The average man spends $130 on Valentine’s Day, while women spend about $70.
  2. Every year, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolate are sold across the country.
  3. Every year, around 9 million people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift.
  4. February 14th is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas.
  5. In 1913, Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce a Valentine’s Day card and today it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be exchanged around the world.
  6. Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.
  7. It’s estimated that Americans will spend $3.3 billion on flowers for loved ones. The only other day that beats Valentine’s Day in floral sales is Mother’s Day.
  8. The most likely flower to be purchased? Red roses of course!
  9. In 2015, 18% of women sent themselves flowers.
  10. More than one-third of men are comfortable not receiving anything from a lover on Valentine’s Day.

Chris George is an Ottawa-based government affairs advisor and wordsmith, president of CG&A COMMUNICATIONS. Contact: ChrisG.George@gmail.com

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