Red roses, chocolates, a slap-up meal, fabulous jewelry. No, we’re not listing the contents of Mariah Carey’s dressing room. We are, of course, describing the perfect Valentine’s Day for many. You see, February 14 has become synonymous with love, relationships and, these days, spending a huge amount of cash. But all that lovey-dovey stuff has its origins in something far more sinister.
Now, modern Valentine’s Day celebrations take many forms. From flowers and chocolates to jewelry and mini-breaks, cards and a gorgeous meal, there is an enormous number of ways to show your loved one you care. And, it seems, millions of us take part in the festivities every year, spending obscene amounts of money in the process.