Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day? & Inspiration For Gifts She Will Love (And Therefore Not Break Up With You)

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Valentine’s Day has several unclear possible origins in history. Some stories come from various legends about christian martyrs, while other stories relate the origin to pagan festivals.  In Christian history, for example, there was said to be a priest who continued to marry couples agains the decree of the Roman Emperor and was later executed for this. Another story explains that a jailed man fell in love with his jailor’s daughter and upon being executed, left her a love letter signed, “from your Valentine.”  While Pagan tradition relates Valentine’s day to a festival when animal sacrifices were made to harvest crops meanwhile, all the single men in town would choose a name from an urn filled with the names of all the single ladies, and they would be paired for a year, and usually “put a ring on it” during that time.

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While the stories are numerous and uncertain, one thing is for sure, and that is today, Valentine’s Day world-wide is a pretty big deal.  Let’s look at some of the facts:

Average annual Valentine’s Day spending: $13.19 Billion

Number of Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually: 180 Million

Average number of roses produced for Valentine’s Day: 196 million

Annual revenue from jewelry stores just in the US for Valentine’s gifts: $2.2 Billion

Some lesser known statistics…..

Average number of children conceived on Valentine’s day (in the US): 11,000

Amount the average consumer spends on Valentine’s Day: $116.21

Percent of women who would end their relationship if they didn’t get something for Valentines day: 53 %

Above statistics taken from:http://www.statisticbrain.com/valentines-day-statistics/

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So, here we have a pretty compelling argument that it is important to make the ladies happy on Valentine’s Day.  Now, let’s talk about some gift ideas…

While flowers are kind of a given, and chocolate is always a plus (a real plus in my book, especially if it’s dark swiss chocolates with hazelnuts…I diverge…), the real winners, let’s face it, are going to be those buying something that sparkles for their loved one.  It doesn’t have to be diamonds, but a piece of jewelry that is personal and shows thought will make a huge impression.  Check out the LindseyMarie Pink Crush collection here:

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The LindseyMarie Pink Crush collection is available at http://www.lindseymarie.com until the end of February, so even if you need to buy a “I’m sorry I forgot/didn’t get you something on Valentine’s Day” gift, you will be able to redeem yourself with flying colors (note: remember statistics above).  Also on the LindseyMarie site, there is a “Design Your Own Jewel” section, where you can choose the stones and designs that she really likes.  All stones have metaphysical meanings, so this is also a good way to choose jewelry to offer to someone you love and give them something that made you think of their personality, hopes and dreams.

I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Day and that you get to share it with friends, family or that special someone whom you love!

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