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The Biggest Holidays for Spending

Share of holiday spending: 7.7 percent 2010 spending: $17.60 billion Change from 2009: +3.2 percent Valentine’s Day is a chance for couples to shower their loved ones with special gifts. With Valentine’s Day ranking third among the major national holidays, it is easy to see Cupid is a very busy boy each February.

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3. Valentine’s Day

Share of holiday spending: 7.7 percent
2010 spending: $17.60 billion
Change from 2009: +3.2 percent

Valentine’s Day is a chance for couples to shower their loved ones with special gifts.

With Valentine’s Day ranking third among the major national holidays, it is easy to see Cupid is a very busy boy each February.

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