With Valentines Day quickly approaching, and many of us scrambling to find that right gift and make last-minute reservations, I thought it might be a good time to find out more about the holiday and how it is celebrated. I recently sat down to see what I could find in terms of Valentines Day facts and stats. Here are 10 of the most interesting things about Valentines Day that I was able to dig up.
Enjoy and good luck!
Valentines Day Facts and Stats
First association between love and Valentines Day:
First time lovers exchanged flowers, cards, etc on Valentines Day:
Amount US consumers are expected to spend on Valentines Day in 2017:
Projected amount spent on Valentines Day per US consumer in 2017:
Projected amount spent on pets for Valentines Day per US consumer in 2017:
Item most given as a gift by US consumers on Valentines Day:
Percentage of US adults that plan to celebrate Valentines Day in 2017:
Number of cards exchanged on Valentines Day:
Percentage of flower purchases on Valentines Day that are made by men:
Year that the Valentines Day box of chocolates made its debut: