Archive for February 5th, 2009

Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine's Day 02/05

Thursday, February 5th, 2009


Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine’s Day

Join us as we countdown to Valentine’s Day with an interesting mix of facts, figures, and folklore about the day of love!

Did you know that 65 percent of American households send or exchange greeting cards? More than 180 million Valentine’s cards are sent by mail, with another 700 million homemade and store-bought Valentine’s exchanged at school and work.

Did you know that Hallmark sells over 1,300 different styles of Valentine’s Day cards? February 14th is the second most popular card-giving holiday. Christmas is the first most popular.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 14th! So stop by again tomorrow or for those with no patience you can visit our Valentine’s Day celebration for our list of Did You Know? Valentine’s Day facts.

Great Gift Ideas for Celebrating a Frugal Valentine’s Day : #3

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day

Last year, Americans spent nearly $18 billion on Valentine’s Day — that’s an average of $120 per Cupid’s arrow!

But with the economy tanking and job losses hitting an all time high, even lovebirds might not be in the mood to sing. The good news is that romance doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are plenty of ways to woo your Valentine while appealing to a pocketbook of any size. So join us as we take a look at frugal and imaginative gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

3. Take a Hike (& pack a picnic)
There’s nothing like a little fresh air to get you feeling frisky. Check out your local trails or set your sites on one of America’s 390-some national parks. The weather is not always reliable in February, but many states are already enjoying springtime breezes come mid February. Even if you have to bundle up for your hike, you will have plenty of fun warming yourselves by the fire when you return.

If you want to up the romantic ante, pack a picnic basket (or a backpack, for you off-trail hikers) filled with all of your favorite romantic foods. Go simple with chocolate, strawberries and champagne. Or cook up a fancy feast using one of Holidays on the Net’s gourmet amore recipes.

For more great and non budget-busting Valentine’s Day gift ideas check out our article – Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day.

(February 05) Today we're celebrating . . .  Weatherman's Day

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Weatherman’s Day
Commemorating America’s first Weatherman, John Jeffries, and a day to honor the weather professionals who bring us the good, and the bad, news in weather.

So lets give thanks to Al Roker and his compatriots for giving you something to talk about during those long awkward moments over at your girlfriends house.

Below is a great video showing the hazardous working conditions of our local weatherperson. And you thought that hurricane reporting was dangerous! (the sound level is a bit low so turn your speaker volume up)

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