This economy has made a lot of people appreciative of the really important things in life, like spending time with loved ones. While I'm perfectly content spending my Valentine's Day in my apartment with my Valentine and a home cooked meal, there are plenty of cupids who can't forget traditionally risque gifts like lingerie or tiny tokens like a card acknowledging the day.
You don't need to look much further than this year's Internet search stats to recognize the trends for 2009: Yahoo! reports that searches for "Free Valentine's Day cards" have increased 788 percent from last year and "cheap lingerie" searches are up 370 percent. Those looking for inexpensive lingerie might want to modify their search words if they're looking for a discount and not "cheap" looking undergarments, yes?
Are you spending any money on Valentine's gifts this year?