Those little heart shaped candies began in 1866, when candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" — then called "Motto Hearts." According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14. About 135 million of these make no sense.
About 2.6 million men will shop for their Valentine at the local mini-mart as they pay for gas.
110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period. 1.2 million will be delivered the day after to get that 50% discount and blamed on the florist for being late.
California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America packed with smokable greens.
15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day. 28% of these women will also send a card with the flowers. Two percent will break up with themselves after.
73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women. Of the women who buy themselves flowers, 32% will send the man the bill.
About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. Of these, the post office will deliver late 2% of the time while 11% of these will be sent the day after and blamed on the post office.
One-third of all Valentine cards are accompanied by gifts. Men will claim there was gift that was lost 9% of the time.
Approximately 22% of men give their mother a card. About 36% of these men still live with her.
An estimated 25 percent of Valentine's Day cards are humorous. Of those getting humorous cards, 28% won’t get the joke. About 11% of men giving these cards will sleep on the couch.
More than 50 percent of cards are sold the week of the holiday, with the largest and most elaborate Valentine cards sold 48 hours before February 14. Just less than 14% of Valentine day cards are sold the day after when they are marked 50% off.
70 percent of those celebrating the holiday give a card, followed by a telephone call (49 percent with 16% being a collect call), gift (48 percent), special dinner (37 percent), candy (33 percent) restaurant meal (30 percent), flowers (19 percent), and not a damn thing 13% (these men sleep in the car).
Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates, family members and those strange men that hang around the park.
Hallmark has over 1330 different cards specifically for Valentine's Day. Approximately121 of these make no sense
In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine's Day with their sweethearts. 38% of them sleep on the couch that night.
Valentine's Day is big business. Consumers will spend an average of $77.43 on Valentine's Day gifts this year.
Online retailers expect to rack up about $665 million in sales of food, candy, flowers, and other Valentine's Day gifts.
Of that amount about $342 million will be for gifts and flowers and another $52 million will be spent on food (including chocolate) and wine.
About $1.2 million will be spent bribing the host/hostess to get a table without reservations.
About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets. 0% of pet owners will get a gift from their pets.
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