Valentine's Day Statistics

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Sydney Odell~Multimedia Journalist
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200 MILLION roses are produced for Valentine’s Day, according to the Society of American Florists. Most come from Colombia, which sends about 12 percent of its flower output to the U.S. in a span of less than two weeks leading up to V-Day.

According to Facebook in Feb. 2012, the top song users listen to when they are entering a new relationship is “Don’t Wanna Go Home” by Jason Derulo.

144 MILLION Valentine’s Day cards are given out each year, making it the second largest day for greeting cards, according to Hallmark.

$3.4 billion spent on Valentine’s Day dinner, says yumaAZ.gov

More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day. A survey conducted by the Chocolate Manufacturers Association said 50 percent of women will likely give a gift of chocolate to a guy for Valentine’s Day.

$123 is the average cost of celebration per person in general, according to National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2010 Valentine’s Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey.

$4 BILLION is the mount spent on jewelry, according to the NRF (National Retail Federation).

Quotes from students about Valentine's Day:

“One year, I was sent 100 red roses from a boy I wasn’t even dating on Valentine’s Day.”
Stella Jang, a senior in marketing from Hong Kong.

“Last Valentine’s Day, my friend wrote me a song on the piano and sang it to me and I felt really special.”
Lisa Thompson, a senior in psychology from Texas.

"One Valentine's night I hadn't had a Valentine and neither did one of my good friends. So we got together and put together gift bags together. I made her chocolate covered strawberries and she got me a big bear, and then we met up at 11 p.m. and exchanged gifts with just enough time to spare!"
Tyler Kellis, freshman in biochemistry from Arizona.