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Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and many people will be celebrating the holiday in different ways. Some people give cards, some buy roses, and some are deciding to stick with homemade gifts due to the recession. Here are some statistics about Valentine’s Day:

Average amount consumers spend on Valentine’s Day gifts: $77.43

Amount e-commerce retailers will profit from Valentine’s Day shopping: $650 million

Amount online retailers will profit from chocolate and wine sales: $45 million

Percentage of pet owners who will buy their pets Valentine’s Day gifts: 3

Percentage of women who send themselves flowers: 15

Percentage of people who celebrate with cards: 70

Source: [slant12]http://www.theromantic.com/valentinesday/trivia.htm[slant12]