Valentine’s Day By the Numbers

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February 12, 2008

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**180 million**
The number of Valentine’s Day greeting cards exchanged every year according to a 2006 U.S. Census press release.

p. **50 percent**
The proportion of cards purchased less than a week prior to the 14th.

p. **32 percent**
The proportion of households in the U.S. that celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers.

p. **6,000**
The number of marriages per day in the United States.

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