Valentine’s Day 2002: Not for Lovers Only

Valentine's Day isn't just hearts and flowers. While traditionally associated with romance, it is also a time when people can show family, friends, colleagues, co-workers, and others that they care for them. According to a 2001 National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, "a substantial percentage" of consumers (42.2%) already see Feb. 14 as an opportunity to give a gift to someone for reasons other than romantic interest. Such impulses are even more understandable in the wake of recent tragic events in the United States. "Certainly, jewelers can make this Valentine's Day more meaningful by stressing the eternal bond we have with each other, from which we draw strength," says designer Deborah Armstrong, who is known for her patterned sterling silver jewelry. "Reaching out to those who mean something to us with a gesture this Valentine's Day is more important than ever." Here are 14 tips
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