I'm in San Diego for the weekend and it seems like every few intersections down here there are street vendors selling all sorts of items from boxed individual roses to a variety of stuffed animals for Valentine's Day. One of the vendors I talked to today plans to stay "Open" until 9pm today and reopen tomorrow. They seem to be doing a booming business.
I guess it is how things change. I think of Valentines as more about chocolate and fresh flowers...not sure a pink 3-foot stuffed animal is my cup of tea. But, I guess if you need a last minute gift, it is an option.
"The National Retail Federation estimates 55% of Americans will celebrate Valentine's Day this year, spending an average of $142.31 per person for a total of nearly $19 billion."