Survey: Americans to spend more than $5B less on Valentine’s Day this year

The pandemic seems to be impacting how people are celebrating Valentine's Day this year.
According to the National Retail Federation, spending is expected to be down more than $5 billion compared to last year.
And couples seem to be dialing down on gifts. A Lending Tree survey found nearly 40% of Americans plan to skip celebrating to save money this year.
Experts say to save money, try creating something instead of buying. Examples include making a special homemade dinner, writing a poem, or painting something.