Ever wonder how many roses are delivered on Valentine’s Day? How many people mail cards? Buy jewelry?
A few numbers will give you an idea of just how popular the day is.
10— New sayings on conversation hearts introduced every year, according to the National Confectioners Association.
20— Times more flowers sold on Valentine’s Day compared to an average day, according to My Secret Garden, 16 N. Ninth St.
20— Percent increase over regular business, says Daniel’s Jewelers, 2101 W. Broadway.
24.6— Pounds of candy a single person consumed in 2003, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.
100— Orchids sold the week before Valentine’s Day, compared to 10 or 12 during a normal week, says Orchids & Art, 10 W. Nifong Blvd.
2.2 million— Marriages in the United States every year, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. That is roughly 6,000 a day.
190 million — Cards purchased for Valentine’s Day, Hallmark.com reported.