2015 Valentine’s Day Spending Expected to Be the Highest Ever
Cupid is set to fly in and shoot his arrows off one week from Saturday! Are you ready for the big day? Rather you think it is a consumer invented holiday, or you're a die hard romantic, one thing is for certain this year -- people will spend more than ever on St. Valentine's Day!
According to one report, Americans will spend on the average of $143 on their lover this year. Coincidence that 1-4-3 is the universal texting code for I LOVE YOU? Probably, but this number is up $8 per person from last year.
So, what will that much get you? According to 1-800-FLOWERS.com, a dozen long-stemmed red roses in a nice vase will set you back $114.99. That leaves you a few bucks for the card, and of course some chocolates to go along with it.
I think I will get out the construction paper and glitter and make my Valentine a card this year. This apparently is a growing trend as of the past few years, as women say that a handmade gift on Valentine's Day means much more than something store-bought!
No matter what you do, remember it is the thought that counts, right?