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(KTSF by Hellas Leung)

Sending flowers on Valentine’s Day is a popular expression of love for couples.

Cathy H. Pham, a dentist on Webster Street in Alameda, received flowers this morning  from her husband who she’s been married to for over twenty years.   Pham jokes “If he doesn’t do that, he is going to get into trouble with me when I get home .”   While she appreciates her husbands gesture, Pham doesn’t plan on buying her husband any gifts.  She feels she already does a lot for him everyday including taking care of their children.

An  employee  at an Alameda  hotel  says  she likes receiving flowers if her husband buys  them voluntarily instead of her asking for  them.

She adds, “I think Valentine’s Day  is  for us . Since we have a kid, it is the whole family gathering together . Greeting each other. Saying Happy Valentine’s Day or I love You. We don’t say that everyday.”

Valentine’s Day spending this year is expected to reach an all-time high — at least $17.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey.    And, on average, men spend more than women .

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