Valentine’s Day Facts:
- Every year, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country.
- Sorry men, it looks like you’ll be spending twice as much as women this year on gifts. The average man spends $130 on Valentine’s Day, while women spend about $70.
- Don’t forget about your pets! Every year, around 9 million people buy their pets a Valentine’s Day gift.
- February 14th is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas. This year, it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be exchanged around the world.
- Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by kids, mothers, wives and girlfriends.
- Hallmark was one of the first to mass produce a Valentine’s Day card, all the way back in 1913.
- More than one-third of men are comfortable not receiving anything from a lover on Valentine’s Day.
- It’s estimated that the U.S. alone is going to spend $3.3 billion on flowers for loved ones this year.
- The only other day that beats Valentine’s Day in floral sales is Mother’s Day.
- Of the 124.6 million households in the U.S. it’s predicted that 43 million of them will purchase flowers.
- And the most likely flower to be purchased? Red roses of course!
- Would you believe that young people are leading the trend in floral sales? In 2016, 63% of floral-buying households were under the age of 35.
- Who says you can’t be your own Valentine? In 2015, 18% of women sent themselves flowers.
- Ordering a bouquet? Have it tied in lace. The word “lace” comes from the Latin laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart.
Most Searched Flower on Valentine’s Day:
- Rose (with almost 3 million searches!)
Now that love is in the air, share some of these fun facts with your friends or valentine. And bonus fact – 64% of men do not make plans in advance for Valentine’s Day, so that one might be especially worth sharing!
Prince, T.L. and Prince, T.A. (2016). Prince & Prince Project the U.S. Consumer Floral Market Projection for Valentine’s Day 2017 Holds Steady at $3.3 Billion Dollars . Columbus, OH: Prince & Prince, Inc.