We even spent $850 Million on our pets. The average shopper spent $130. 97 on someone else which is more money than we spent last year. So, in a bad economy, we still find the money to spend on the people that make us the happiest even our pets. Guess it is some kind of psychological healing to express our love openly to others.
51% of us planned to give candy and 36.6% planned to give flowers that totals to about $1.9 Billion dollars. Even though only 19.7% gave jewelry, well jewelry is expensive. That totals to about $4.4 Billion dollars. Ok, so you didn’t even go near the jewelry department but 54.7% of you at least bought the card which still totals up to about $1.5 Billion dollars in cards alone.
So as you write the checks to pay for all that stuff you bought, at least be grateful they are taking away all those hearts and red everywhere and roses too. Who decided that a smelly gas station was a good place to buy roses anyway but men are lazy and did buy roses there too. Wait till you hear about the trend to express your love going around in Europe.
44% said they would look forward to it