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.


  1. I would pick the flowers simply because they have more meaning than chocolate. don't get me wrong I love chocolate but flowers can say so much more they have different meanings. some can say I love you some can say your a sweetheart

  2. I would chocolates! I love chocolates, I just can't get enough of it. Also, my sister is allergic to flowers so it'll be awfully mean of me to bring them home and expose her to it.

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  3. I'd pick candy because I can eat it whenever I like and I like sweet things.

  4. I would pick candy. I am allergic to most flowers. Bummer.
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  5. Since I like sweets and have a sweet tooth I much prefer candy... *for flowers I prefer it in a pot* don't want arrange in bouquets or something because it will just wither

  6. Well I think flowers are beautiful but they really don't have a purpose except to look and smell lovely. So I would say for the convenience of something useful I would want chocolates. Eat and barely a mess later.

  7. I would have to say the candy, well chocolates anyway :-) It is one of my guilty pleasures! Happy Valentine's Day!

  8. I like candy, since I have allergies and am also a chocoholic!


  9. I'd pick candy because I can eat it whenever I like and I like sweet things.

  10. I'd pick flowers. I love chocolate but I in addition to V-day, I usually get some for Easter, Halloween and Christmas - not to mention all of the stuff I eat year round. I've only gotten flowers for special occasions a few times over the years so they always feel more special.

  11. Total chocoholic here, and allergic to flowers, so it's have to be the candy for me.

  12. Can I just pick the sex? Flowers and candy don't do a lot for me... LOL

  13. I would take a live plant or chocolate over flowers.

  14. Candy for sure. I have a cat that would eat the flowers, assuming I didn't kill them lol

    Don't enter me, btw, just passing through and had to give my two cents lol

  15. I would say candy! I love flowers but I have one cat that loves to eat them or knock over the vase and spill the water everywhere! Thanks

  16. candy

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  17. I would rather have candy because I have a major sweet tooth.
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  18. I would have to pick flowers because I never had flowers given to me. It would be great to open my door and see a bouquet of flowers waiting for me. Chocolates are also good because I have a big sweet tooth.

  19. I'd pick candy. Flowers cost way to much.

  20. Fantastic post! I didnt know all of those. Hmm. Interesting facts. Id love to have chocolate. It can be shared between the two, i love keeping the boxes and putting little notes, photos, etc in it for safe keeping. And flowers die. I hate that. :/ And if i get a potted plant, it dies too. I have a black thumb of death! lol Thank you for the amazing hop and fun time! Ya all rock! Happy Valentines!