Frenzied florists stay busy on Valentine's Day
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All across the Arklatex, many people's day was brightened up by receiving flowers or chocolates from that special someone.
The day also makes for a busy one for local florists.
Summerlin Florist off of Line Avenue in Shreveport had there phones ringing off the hook early this morning, with people trying to snatch up a special gift for their sweetheart.
Owner Lori Burks says they had order a lot of flowers to make the day happen.
"We ordered in close to ten thousand roses plus all of the other flowers because not everybody wants roses," said Burks.
The store featured hundreds of decorative arrangements, teddy bears, balloons and candy.
Burks says while the unique arrangements are a many draw, she says there is still one item that is the most popular choice.
"What's still the most popular item is the traditional, the dozen roses or the two dozen roses or the three dozen red roses," said Burks.
While many customers walk-in to get there gift of choice, others choose to have it delivered.
Burks says 90 percent of her stores Valentine's Day business comes from pre-ordered deliveries. By 9 a.m. this morning, her store had all six of their delivery vehicles dispersed across the area, making upwards of 250 deliveries.
Oddly enough, Valentine's Day isn't the busiest day of the year for Summerlin Florist. Burks says the day after is typically the most busy. She says the reason being that many people forget to buy a gift on the holiday.
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