UPDATED: Mar 26, 2020
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Valentine’s Day may be nearly over, but the love doesn’t have to end when you wake up on the 15th.
That’s right, keep the love rolling right through the entire month of February. Because this month marks the annual ‘Insure Your Love’ awareness campaign from the LIFE Foundation.
Once the flowers have wilted and the chocolate’s been savored, it’s time to turn our attention to protecting our loved ones. Surely life insurance is not the first thing we think about on Valentine’s Day (or second, or third…). But after all, love is the primary reason we purchase term life insurance. So what better time than now?
Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day
Most historians believe Valentine’s Day originates back to ancient Rome and has ties to the Roman holiday Lupercalia. But few agree on who the original Valentine was. Many think this particular day is named after a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century.
Modern Day Valentine’s Facts …
- The Greeting Card Association estimates that 145 million cards will be sent this year for Valentine’s Day.
- The National Confectioners Association estimates chocolate sales for Valentine’s Day to be nearly $750 million.
- The average American consumer plans to spend $135.00 this Valentines’ Day.
- The National Restaurant Association expects 25 percent of American adults to eat out on Valentine’s Day, with an average meal for two pegged at nearly $160.00! We’ll let you do the math on that one.