Feb 11, 2012

At the Heart of Valentines Day [INFOGRAPHIC]

It is true that many of the traditions surrounding Valentine’s Day and similar holidays worldwide are directly linked to consumer industries scheming up ways to build business. And it’s clear from the US spending statistics that silly as some people may find it, Valentine’s Day is no laughing matter when it comes to the flower and candy industries. However, it’s interesting to see different ways this looks across the globe, and to explore some of the deeper legend and history behind it.

Overall, I think giving is a good thing, as long as you keep it within reason, and don’t get too caught up in the consumer hype surrounding holidays like this. Check out this infographic to learn a little bit more about just how complex the construction of Valentine’s Day really is.

infographic Source: frugaldad.com, damncoolpictures.com


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