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Valentine's Day spending expected to hit record despite drop in participation

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Valentine's Day spending expected to hit record despite drop in participation

The percentage of Americans who say they'll celebrate Valentine's Day is declining but spending is expected to reach a record-high.

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Valentine's Day spending expected to hit record despite drop in participation

The number of americans who say they'll celebrate valentines day ..

Is dropping... But the amount consumers are expected to spend- is set to reach an all time high.

20.7 billion dollars..

On cards..

Candy..

Jewelry and other gifts...but spokane told us today- that it's not the money that counts, but the thought.

You told us what you really wanted for valentines day- kxly 4's caroline rourke... Breaks down your answers..

And those spending numbers tonight.

American consumers are set to spend an average 162 dollars each..

On the valentine's day this year... On jewelry on chocolates on flowers.but heres the thing- you know your valentine best- and knowing what they really want... Might save you a little extra cash.

The national retail federation..

Keeps a close eye on valentine's day spending each year..

And this year... Is a little interesting.

Americans are expected to spend a record high 20.7 billion dollars on the usual holiday fare ...but only 51 percent of people surveyed- said they were planning to celebrate..

Suggesting several shifts in valentine's day trends.

38;40 we've done the traditional flowers chocolate dinner out- but just something meaningful is all that matters.

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