Valentine’s Day By The Numbers

Few things in economics and personal finance are better than looking back on the psyche of the consumer through the lens of special holidays.  Luckily, Valentine’s Day just passed, and someone else has run the numbers for me!  (What, you thought I was going to go over used car sales on President’s Day?).  The site BillShrink made an interesting infographic which details the spending that goes into the just-passed Valentine’s Day.  Without further ado, please enjoy this graphic.


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Like that little comment on the end?  Well, too bad, I’m sort of okay with one sappy day a year.  In fact, here was my contribution to the $422 million in flower sales (I know, 2004 numbers) for the year:

Valentine’s Day Flowers