Did you know that more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year? That’s a heck of a lot of chocolate! How about we make something special instead? Here are some great ideas for quick and easy gifts, and some fun facts about Valentines Day!
Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls from DVO
Candy is pretty darn popular for this holiday. About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced and sold this year!
Guys are the biggest spenders with an average of $130 each spent on candy, cards, flowers, jewelry and fancy dates. Women? Well, they tend to not spend nearly that much!
Valentine Hearts Rocks from Red Bird Crafts
Flowers are a popular gift too. Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentines Day each year. Three quarters of those flowers are purchased by the guys.
Valentines Day Egg in a Basket from Carey Nershi at Reclaiming Provincial
What about cards? Well, about 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in US each year. According to the Greeting Card Association, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.
This is where the women come in! Women purchase over 85% of those cards!
Apparently, it is a card thing for the women and a candy and rose thing for the guys.
Yarn Hearts from Family Chic
Who gets all those Valentine Cards?
In order of popularity, Valentine’s Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets. Ha! Did you get a card for your pet? Mine aren’t aware of the holiday- they are spoiled enough already!
Heart Shaped Pretzels from Babble
Did you know? In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be, and would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. In modern times, to “wear your heart on your sleeve” now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
Heart Bird Seed from No Time for Flash Cards
Fun Valentine Fact: The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
Heart Cupcakes from Made with Love by Me
Homemade Valentine Heart Crayons from Scissors and Spice
So make your favorite person (or pet) something special! Happy Valentines Day!
Want some more fun ideas?
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