Valentine’s Day is hot on our heels, so if you’ve found the perfect match or if you are happily attached to your own fabulous self, and then be prepared for the most romantic time of the year. Did I say romance, yes, yes I did. If you’re dreading the day of chocolates, teddy bears and astronomically prized confectionary, then be prepared to have your mind completely changed.
The 14th of February is prized throughout much of the world as a day where you can profess your love for your partner, or for your friends and family. Fun fact my dad was the first person to ever give me a Valentine’s Day gift and ever since then I’ve always had a special affinity for the little chocolate hearts, along with the white and red teddy bears, as well as endless flowers that tend to accompany the day. Well, that’s enough of a history lesson let’s break into some facts surrounding Valentine’s Day, shall we?
Each year, in the run up to Valentine’s Day an estimated 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for this special love filled day. This makes it very clear why dentists are clearly benefiting from our ages endless love affair with all sorts of sugary treats. Speaking of sugary treats, have you ever received or bought yourself a candy heart on a stick, this treat is evidently extremely popular as at least 8 billion of them are sold every year during the season of love.
There are so many of them in fact that if you had to line them up end to end they would cover the distance from Arizona in the United States right through to Rome all the way in Italy. And can you believe it the lollipops have beaten out the chocolates in heart-shaped boxes by leaps and bounds, who would have guessed. But the thought may have crossed your mind by know, as a simple follower of economic theory, that all of these gifts have to be paid for by someone.
Obviously this question boggled researchers minds as well because there is an answer to which one of the sexes spends more on Valentine’s gifts. And, the final answer is that, believe it or not, men spend more on Valentine’s gifts than women. Men average on around $130 per gift, which is often more than double than what the majority of women spend on their gifts. However, it must be noted that it is women who purchase around 85% of Valentine’s Day cards, evidently cards are not very high on the list for the opposite gender.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day cards, the odds are that you will most probably receive one, why well because there a quite few being handed out. In fact, just in the United States alone, there are at least one billion cards handed out to many people’s love of their lives or to their fabulous selves. Whatever makes you happiest. However you will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, be certain to check out Sir Holiday for all of your holiday information and more!
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