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Tuesday
Feb142012

$17.6 billion...wow

I was quite amazed when reading an article today in Bloomberg Businessweek that $17.6 billion is expected to be spent on Valentines Day this year.  Yesterday I heard a quote that the average $ per person breaks out to $119.  My husband thought that was high, but I reminded him that many get engaged on this day- so the diamonds are pushing us all up the totem pole.  

I have been truly blessed to have loved ones who care enough about me to send me beautiful flowers, cards, chocolates and dinner last night (before the crowds).

There are many small businesses that depend on these type of events to bring a large portion of their yearly income- and for those companies who work so hard to bring us this happiness, I truly commend them and hope that their take of the $17.6 billion is everything they need to continue.  It's been hard for some of these smaller companies in the last few years- so think local when you are purchasing candy for your love one, please use the local florist, spa's, restaurants, etc.   They need our business.

 

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