Valentine’s Day

Americans are expected to spend $17.02 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day in 2008 according to a recent study by the National Retail Federation. While people may have differing opinions on the holiday, it’s impossible to deny its consumer appeal.

The US Census Bureau published a list of the Top Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day according to household participation rates. I updated it with popular links for the top 5 if you want to indulge in your own Valentine’s Day adventure:

Greeting Cards 65%
Date Night 44%
Candy 38%
Flowers 32%
Gift Cards 29%

For more on Valentine’s Day including: history, fun facts and even dating tips, click here.

Happy Valentine’s Day!
art: Google images

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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