The Price of Valentine’s Day
American's are predicted to spend more money than ever this Valentine's Day - close to 20 billion! The National Retail Federation's latest reports shows people that celebrate will spend an average of $143.56 on flowers, jewelry, candy, clothes, and other gifts. That's up from just $136.57 last year.
The History Channel traced the holiday's origin back to ancient Rome but says it didn't really take off until the 1600s.
- 58 million pounds of chocolate will be sold the week of Valentine's Day.
- 36 million heat-shaped boxes will be sold
- 150 million Valentine's cards will be purchased
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