#1 Around 6 billion couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day
It’s no surprise that around 6 billion couples get engaged on Valentine's Day, as it is the day of love. People finally put a ring on the person they care and love for, on one of the most romantic days of the year.
#2 The most money is spent on jewelry during Valentine’s Day
We all know that chocolate and flowers are the most common gift to give on Valentine's Day. However, $3.9 billion is spent on jewelry every year. It must be all of the engagement rings!
#3 Furry friends get Valentine’s Day gifts too!
It has been said by the National Retail Federation (NRF) that $1.7 million is spent on pets. 69% of pet owners will actually spend money on a pet. Do you spend money on your pets?
#4 36 million boxes of chocolates are sold on Valentine’s Day
If you don't know what to get your loved one, get them a box of chocolate! 36 million boxes are sold on Valentine's Day. Who doesn’t like chocolate?
#5 Men spend double the amount of money spent on gifts
Is this a surprise to you? It is said that men spend more money on their loved ones around Valentine's Day.
#6 A Florist Holiday
Valentine's Day is a busy season for florists. More than 250 million roses are sent to loved ones. It is expected that $2 billion is spent on flowers during the month of February.
#7 Standout chocolate
The National Confectioners Association says that the number one chocolate is caramel! Followed by the classic flavors like nuts, cream-filled, and regular chocolate. Do you like caramel-filled chocolate? "My favorite has to be the caramel-filled," freshman Lilly Watkins said.
#8 Lots of Spending
The NRF says that the total average money spent on Valentine's Day is supposed to go up 32 percent from last year increasing to $27.4 million.
#9 Is it too cheesy of a holiday?
It may just be because they are single or think that the holiday is overrated, but the NRF says that 3 in 10 adults do not celebrate Valentine's Day. "Valentine's Day isn't really a big deal," freshman Kayla Venz said. Do you think Valentine's Day is too cheesy?...
#10 The Heart!
When you hear the word Valentine's Day you think about love, chocolate, flowers, and hearts. The heart is associated with Valentine's Day as it is considered the metaphorical source of all human emotions.