Did you know that Valentine’s Day dates back all the way to Ancient Rome? We stumbled upon this page of Valentine’s Day facts and figures over at History.com and just had to share.
Did you know?
- Over 50 percent of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the holiday?
- 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion.
- $367 million: We Love our Pets – collectively, consumers spend this much on Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets each year.
- $126.03: The average expected amount, per person, that Americans will shell out for the holiday. That’s up 8.5% from last year. Consumers are expected to spend the most on jewelry, at a collective $4.1 billion.
Are you a fan of the Google doodles? Today, Google put up a video that helps remind everyone what all the fuss is about today.
What’s your favorite part of the holiday? Do you participate, or think the holiday is all hype? Either way, Happy Valentine’s Day from The Mortgage Guys in Atlanta, GA!