Friday, February 14, 2014

The Power of Love Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to The Power of Love Valentine’s Day Blog Hop that will run for Feb 14th to Feb 16th. This is the first bloghop Julie and I have done and we hope you guys enjoy it! I also want to say a big thank you to all that signed up.

Did you know:

More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine's Day each year.

On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending.

About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again.

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.

Women purchase 85% of all valentines.

In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine's Day.

The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC.

These fun facts are brought to you courtesy of


As the host of the hop, Julie and I are doing something together—a joint giveaway between our blogs.

1. Two First place winners will receive one handmade Be My Alien pillow and Valentine's candy. US only.

2. Two Second place winner will receive one handmade Be My Alien pillow and Valentine's candy. US only.

3. Two Third place winners will win an ebook copy of Be My Alien.

Visit both blogs for a greater chance to win.

How To Enter:

Tell me, if you had to pick, which you prefer to receive for Valentine’s Day: flowers or candy? If you have time, tell me why!

When you comment, leave me an email addy. When the hop is over, I’ll post on here who won. I’ll also email you to double check I have the correct email addy. Check your spam, just to be safe. Sometimes emails to winners end up there.

As for me, I’d have to say the flowers. I'd *love to* have the chocolate, but I'm not supposed to be eating that kind of stuff now. My favorite flower is the white rose, and I had told the hubby years ago to stop getting them for Valentine’s Day. *laugh* That's changed now. Hope everyone has a great day.