Yikes! It's Friday the 13th! no problem. Tomorrow is a much happier day. Although it is not a public holiday, folks make a big deal out of Valentine's Day and it's celebrated in many countries all around the world. Just here in the United States, one billion cards are given this day, including those exchanged by school kids. That doesn't include the increasing number of e-cards that are sent out. Oh and get this: The average valentine’s spending per person is over $130! Amazing.
Cards are popular and chocolates too. Some give jewelry. For a florist, this is the biggest single day of the year and roses are the most popular flowers given.
A gift on this day doesn't have to be to a romantic partner. Everyone enjoys getting recognized and a thoughtful Valentine card or a single flower or small bouquet can brighten anyone's day. I have friends who send out as many Valentine cards as they do Christmas cards. Yes, it was originally about romantic love, but these days it is more about happiness and bringing a smile to someone's face. I think that's a great reason to keep up the celebration!