Okay, we're less than two weeks away from Valentine's Day. I hope everyone has locked in their plans, ordered their flowers and is preparing to share their heart.
While you finish up your preparation, here are some fun facts to pass your time....
- More than nine million pet owners are expected to buy gifts for their pets this Valentine's Day
- Teachers receive the most valentines, followed by kids, mothers, wives and sweethearts
- Over 50 percent of all Valentine's Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the holiday
- One billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making it the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas
- Today, Hallmark employs an 80-person research staff to analyze the sales pattern of previous valentines. That analysis, combined with more than 100,000 annual customer interviews, focus groups and in-store observations, will help create roughly 2,000 cards in Hallmark's core Valentine's Day line
- The phrase "Sweets for the sweet" is a line from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1
Have you ordered your flowers yet??