Fun Valentine's Facts (and a Walmart giftcard giveaway!)


from The Motherhood, Jennifer and Kitty ONeil



While doing research for my Worst Valentine's Day Gifts post on BlogHer, I came across some interesting V-Day statistics:

* Greeting cards top the list of ways people celebrate Valentine's Day (65% of US households), followed by a date night (44%), candy (38%) and flowers (32%).

* There are 120 single men (i.e., never married, widowed or divorced) in their 20's for every 100 single women of the same age.


* There are 33 single men (i.e., never married, widowed or divorced) age 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same age.


* 2.2 million marriages take place in the United States annually. That's over 6,000 a day!




Here are some more fun Valentine's facts sent to me by The Motherboard, a new digital network where women and moms can share great ideas, information, advice and inspiration:


* A Motherboard poll of moms shows that most, 66%, view Valentine’s Day as a fun excuse to eat chocolate, but don’t get upset if their partner comes home empty-handed. Other moms, 17%, absolutely love the holiday and still others, 17%, think it’s way too commercial.

* Topping mothers’ Valentine’s Day list is jewelry, trips, time alone with their husband, spa/beauty packages and gift cards – and of course, flowers and candy!


* Valentine’s Day is primarily romantic for 40%, but it’s also a fun family day, since 28% of moms think the holiday means doing something special for the kids.


* Chocolate is a welcome Valentine’s Day indulgence and moms have lots of strategies for finding the “good” pieces in the box:
24% take a small bite, but put it back if they don’t like it, 21% break the candies in half, 20% like not knowing, 9% poke a hole in the bottom of the chocolate, and the rest have other techniques like reading the liner or guessing based on shape


The Motherboard also shared with me some of the ways moms are making Valentine’s Day “sweet” this year:

* Bake Valentine-themed cookies or cupcakes together
* Decorate adorable and heartfelt cards for loved ones with the kids
* Prepare a dinner featuring each family member’s most “loved” dish

Of course, if you're at a loss, you can always drop by your local Walmart for inspiration. Walmart even has a special section on their website for Valentine's "treats" of all kinds - from candy and jewelry to digital cameras and unique personalized gifts. Check out Walmart's Valentine's section here.

So how are you celebrating Valentine's Day? Share your story with us, and you could win a $25 Walmart gift card!


Win a $25 Walmart Gift Card

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Walmart is offering a $25 dollar gift card to one lucky Bonggamom Finds reader

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Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Thanks to The Motherboard, Walmart and Grand Communications for providing the giveaway prize. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Barbara Montag on February 27, 2011 at 11:47 AM said...

For Valentines Day, my sis and I went out to eat.
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candy on February 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM said...

I spent a quite night at home with the kids making home pizzas and watching toy story 3 wilcarvic
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Kelly on February 27, 2011 at 1:25 PM said...

We had a nice brunch the day before, and cooked a fun dinner on the 14th!

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latishajean on February 27, 2011 at 2:31 PM said...

I spent vday with my mom pizzia and and a movie! Great giveaway thank you.
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We didn't do anything for Valentine's day we were too busy.
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stracey2010 on February 27, 2011 at 3:06 PM said...

we had a quiet take out dinner at home after my son went to bed
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mail4rosey on February 27, 2011 at 3:25 PM said...

In the a.m. we (hubby and I) exchanged token gifts. In the afternoon I had a lengthy phone conference so he took the little one out to dinner so I could do that and he could eat. :)

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Re on February 27, 2011 at 3:28 PM said...

we spent the wknd acting like tourists in our city :)

Sheila Hickmon on February 27, 2011 at 3:49 PM said...

We were a little short on cash this year on Valentines Day, so we used a Restaurant.com gift card and we out to eat at The Alamo for lunch.

We got the kiddos a few movies from the redbox and watched movies together!

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annemarie562000 on February 27, 2011 at 4:32 PM said...

I went out to eat with my boyfriend!

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BusyWorkingMama on February 27, 2011 at 5:18 PM said...

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Jen H on February 27, 2011 at 5:20 PM said...

my husband and i did nothing, we're at a rough point in our marriage

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We had dinner at home

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Suz on February 27, 2011 at 7:32 PM said...

I had to work all day. When I got home at 10 pm, my boyfriend had cooked dinner for us.

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Tammy on February 27, 2011 at 7:40 PM said...

We had a nice dinner!

Kate on February 27, 2011 at 8:09 PM said...

We went on a dinner date and then had some quality time at home!

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Stacy on February 27, 2011 at 9:07 PM said...

My husband took our daughter ice skating then we all went out for lunch. He also bought me flowers and we'll go out when his parents come to visit next week.

Allison on February 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM said...

I went to red lobster with my boyfriend for vday!

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EmmaPeel on February 27, 2011 at 11:12 PM said...

Spent it alone, quiet as usual

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Me and my two year old made cupcakes and a homemade card for my mother-in-law. My husband and I just celebrated at home with our two year old and two month old. It was great!!

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Denise Donaldson (MistySunrise) on February 28, 2011 at 1:20 AM said...

I did not have any plans on valentines day

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Roxann on February 28, 2011 at 4:31 AM said...

My husband had to work late so we had a quiet dinner and watched a movie.

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My hubby and I went out to dinner then saw a movie.
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rosannepm on February 28, 2011 at 7:07 AM said...

We went out with friends for dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day
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We went out to eat at our favorite restaurant

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Barbarawr on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 AM said...

My daughter was born on Valentines Day, so we celebrate her birthday and have kind of lost Valentines Day.

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Kathy P on February 28, 2011 at 7:40 AM said...

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Hotsnotty2 on February 28, 2011 at 9:15 AM said...

We went out to dinner at a nice Italian restaurant, thanks for the chance!

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Deborah Wellenstein on February 28, 2011 at 9:43 AM said...

We went out for a lovely dinner, and went to a play afterward. Thanks!

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We went out for a casual, fun family dinner-a rare midweek treat for us!
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hubby and i went to dinner alone!
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we ordered a pizza and watched a movie
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Stacy of the Wheeler Clan 4 on February 28, 2011 at 11:53 AM said...

We went for a lovely walk as a family. When the kids went to bed we snuggled up on the couch, drank some Eiswein and watched a movie.

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My boyfriend and I enjoyed dinner at TGI Fridays

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great_boo_02 on February 28, 2011 at 12:18 PM said...

I'm single, so I played pool at a bar with some friends.
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guettel78 on February 28, 2011 at 1:21 PM said...

For Valentine's Day this year, my better half and I went to see "Black Swan" and had dinner at our favorite Korean restaurant. It was very laidback, casual, and relaxing - and also a throwback to our very first date, when we saw a different Natalie Portman movie and ate at the same restaurant (which is a big reason why it's our favorite!). Thanks for the chance to enter!

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js22 on February 28, 2011 at 3:46 PM said...

I'm not married or involved in a relationship, so I spent my Valentine's day at the library!
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Thanks for the giveaway...my wife & I met for drinks & dinner after work on V-Day !

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Marla on February 28, 2011 at 6:48 PM said...

we had dinner out

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I had a nice dinner with my parents and sister and exchanged a couple of gifts. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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cman on February 28, 2011 at 8:39 PM said...

I made mini heart shaped pizzas.

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bonggamom on March 10, 2011 at 7:32 PM said...

Thanks to everyone for entering, and congrats to the winner: #311, karenb834 !

linkwheel on April 5, 2011 at 9:00 PM said...

Glorious info here. This interesting put up made me smile. Perhaps should you throw in a few footage it'll make the whole thing extra interesting. Anyway, in my language, there are not much good supply like this.

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