LUV is always in the air at Southwest! Though the traditional colors of Valentine’s Day are red and pink, I propose we add a little green this year. American Greetings Corporation has compiled some interesting statistics around this “holiday.” Did you know:
Around a billion valentines are sent each year globally, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas.
25 percent of all seasonal cards annually are valentines.
Over 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year.
Valentine’s Day is the top holiday for fresh flower purchases, with red roses being most popular.
Ten percent of engagements happen on Valentine’s Day.
So, how can you add a little green to your red and pink?
Thrift stores and second-hand shops have beautiful antique jewelry, which is a unique and thoughtful gift.
Look for cards made from recycled paper.
Take a little extra time and look for organic or fair trade chocolates.
Buy local—prepare a romantic dinner made from locally grown foods.
Have a very Happy Valentine’s Day, and make sure the ones you love know it! Let us know how you plan on adding a little green to your red and pink by posting your comments below. DING! You are now free to be Green!