Top 6 Valentine’s Day Facts for 2022 by Wallethub.com
$23.9 Billion: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2022 ($175.41 per person celebrating).
$235 vs. $119: Men will spend almost twice as much as women, on average, for Valentine’s Day 2022.
$10.7 Billion: Amount Americans will spend on jewelry ($6.2B), flowers ($2.3B) and candy ($2.2B).
26%: Share of marriages that begin online.
33%: Overall online dating activity increase across the US between February 1 and February 14.
58%: Share of Americans who say that romantic gestures are more important to them now than they were pre-pandemic.
Valentine’s Day is a very special day, and it’s fun to try to express our love in big ways and in small ways, too!
Did you know that you can have Valentine’s Day everyday?
How? Just work at your marriage by the grace of God each day. Make more investments in your relationship than you do withdrawals. Here’s a few suggestions:
- Tell your spouse each day, “I love you.”
- Kiss your spouse each day–not a peck on the cheek or lips, either!
- Hold hands as you walk through the store, down the sidewalk, into church, etc.
- Take 10-30 minutes each day to pay attention and communicate with each other. No distractions (kids, phones, TV, etc). You can do it! And look into each other’s eyes, too!
- Leave love notes around the house, in the car, in his shirt pocket, in her purse, on the bathroom mirror by using a dry erase marker, etc.
- Text each other throughout the day expressing your love for one another and what you are up to at the moment.
- Be demonstrative in your love toward your spouse in front of the children. They need to see what marriage is really like.
- Plan an inexpensive date (A ride in the car after supper, a walk through the park, some time spent on the back porch, a personal pan pizza served on china plates after the kids are in bed, read old love letters and cards, shut the door to your bedroom making it off limits to the kids, listen to some old love songs, recreated a date from before you were married, watch your wedding video, etc.)
- Open the door (car, home, store) for your wife. Seat her at the table, too.
- Look for opportunities each day to say, “I love you. I am thinking of you.” If you don’t know what to do, pray about it . . . seriously.
- Give the gift of time.
Big event days and big gifts are indeed fun. But, it’s the things you do the other 364 days that make Valentine’s Day so special!