Cartoonist Bil Keane once said, “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.”1
But, on this holiday, we generally use more than a hug to let our loved ones know we love them. We celebrate by giving our loved ones gifts and sending greeting cards. Americans likely began exchanging homemade cards in the 1700s until Esther A. Howland came along in the 1840s. Howland started producing greetings made out of lace, ribbons, and colorful pictures for people to buy.2
Now, the Greeting Card Association estimates 145 million greeting cards are sent each year on Valentine’s Day. But greeting cards are only the second most important gifts people purchase on Valentine’s Day. Statista reports that the most popular gifts for Valentine’s Day are:3
- Candy and sweets
- Greeting cards
Another gift to consider to show people you love them without saying anything is to ensure you have the proper planning to leave a legacy for them. Call us today so we can talk over your plans.
We couldn’t wish for a better client than you and we wish you the happiest of Valentine’s Days.
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