Archive for February 9th, 2009

Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine's Day 02/09

Monday, February 9th, 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 Americans buy and send more than 110 million roses for Valentine’s Day?

California is the leading domestic producer of roses, although the majority of the ones sold on Valentine’s Day are imported from South America.

With less than a week to go 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 : #5

Monday, February 9th, 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.

5. Court the Element of Surprise
Sending flowers is overplayed. Giving heart-shaped boxes of chocolate is passé. Instead of going with an overplayed — and over-priced — gift option, try to court the element of surprise. Sweet, heartfelt and frugal surprises. Like filling her office with red and white balloons (the kind you blow up and tie yourself — not the costly helium-filled ones). Or packing a picnic lunch with all his favorite snack foods. Or scoring two tickets to that Indy rock concert she has been dying to see.

If surprises aren’t your forte, try paying closer attention to the little things. Believe it or not, your sweetie drops lots of little clues all day long about how and when he or she would like to be surprised. In fact, picking up on those clues will probably be the biggest — and sweetest — surprise of all.

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 09) Today we're celebrating . . .  Read in the Bathtub Day

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Read in the Bathtub Day
Spend this cold winter day in a nice warm tub enjoying a good novel.





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