Greenville / Spartanburg, SC, February 04, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Chores, Errands ‘N More (CEM), a lifestyle management company, has thrown out a lifeline to those who feel a sense of impending stress relating to the upcoming St. Valentine’s Day holiday.
“Valentine’s Day is a wonderful and romantic holiday that affords couples a special opportunity to demonstrate their love and affection for one another,” says Tracey Crockett, Chief Lifestyle Manager at CEM. “It should never be an occasion where someone feels overwhelmed by attempting to plan a romantic day or evening.”
A survey conducted by BIGresearch has shown that consumers spent more than $12.79 billion on Valentine’s Day gifts in 2004 – that demonstrates an average of $99.24 per consumer. The top three categories? Flowers, beauty products and jewelry.
“Some people – men in particular – tend to fall into a sort of panic as Valentine’s Day approaches,” says Crockett. “They rush to purchase flowers and gift items for their loved ones, and yet people are inclined to hope for more meaningful gestures. That’s where we come in.”
CEM offers a wide range of concierge services, and offers Valentine’s Day shoppers a welcome respite from the holiday stress. “We are in a unique position to assist our customers in the planning and organization of the entire holiday,” says Crockett. “We can help to plan a romantic getaway at home or offsite, run errands such as grocery shopping or flower delivery and recommend vendors for balloons, wine, flowers, candy or other gifts. The key service that we provide, however, is peace of mind for our clientele – by using CEM, all our customers have to do is show up and enjoy the special occasion.”
According to a January, 2006 article in Money Magazine, 30% of people chose spending more time with family and friends this year as their primary goal -- only 3% less than the top-ranked goal of saving more money. “This tells us something very important about consumers,” says Crockett. “What is really important to people is the opportunity to simply be together and to share quality time.”
“For example,” adds Crockett, “A romantic stay at a bed and breakfast inn is an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Establishments such as these are everywhere, and yet some people are not even aware that these places are locally accessible! The Red Horse Inn, located in Landrum, South Carolina, is a perfect example of a romantic location offering ambience, romance and more for loving couples.”
As a token to interested parties, Crockett has created a helpful list of 10 tips that will inspire couples to embrace their romantic affinities on this Valentine’s Day. This list is available to all interested parties at no charge; it can be obtained by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chores, Errands ‘N More is a full-service concierge and lifestyle management company. The company was founded with the objective of enhancing the quality of life for its customers by offering an extensive list of services and service packages – and thus providing its clientele with the opportunity to enjoy life without its day-to-day complications. More information can be found at www.choreserrandsnmore.com, or by calling 888-509-5533.