Valentines day really benefits the economy when you think about it. Everyone spends lots of money on haunted houses and candy on Halloween. They spend lots of money on food for Thanksgiving, and then they spend LOTS of money on Christmas gifts and food. After that, there is even New Year’s, just to make sure your wallet is empty.
No one spends money in January. Everyone is pinching pennies because they spent it all on the Holidays, then Valentines Day comes along. All of a sudden there is a holiday that you can’t justify spending no money. Girl’s feel the pressure early on. They make cute cards and think of thoughtful gifts. Most of the guys don’t quite catch on to that. For most of the guys, Valentines day means rushing out the day before, trying to scavenge something from what’s left of the Valentines day stuff. They all run to Bid Flowers or their favorite flower shop and try to get a leftover bouquet of roses. Bid Flowers prepared for this, so they have lots of flowers left that they can sell at very high prices the day before. This all results in a lot of extra money spent, just for one day. It really is a genius idea.
Growing up in another country, I never celebrated Halloween. People just didn’t believe in it. I never got to dress up and have parties or travel the neighborhood with my friends to collect as much candy as possible, then go their guest room sit on a best inflatable bed and all the candies. I never got to eat so much of that candy that I fell into a candy coma, and I never got to experience any California haunted houses.