The Market and Valentine’s Day Spending – 2011

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The retail industry in America is buzzing with excitement. They believe that Valentine's Day spending this year will be up about 11% over last year. The National Retail Federation expects $15.7 billion will be spent on traditional Valentine's gifts - Greeting Cards, an Evening Out, Candy, Flowers, Jewelery etc. Canadians will spend a proportional amount … Continue reading The Market and Valentine’s Day Spending – 2011

Why I Support Halloween – 2010

With Halloween just around the corner, this Photo-Quote was a natural. The photo is a pumpkin my granddaughter carved, and the quote comes from Charles Schulz: There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. - Linus Van Pelt in "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" by Charles … Continue reading Why I Support Halloween – 2010