(WBRE/WYOU) The Valentine Day rush was on Monday night. Eyewitness News Reporter Valerie Tysanner got caught up in the flower and chocolate frenzy of fun.
Floral fads come and go... But on February fourteenth... Roses are always in style.
Robin Hill Florist in Exeter ordered around 6-thousand roses.
And -most are already gone.
"Predominantly red roses either roses or arrangements with roses in them" said Kathleen O'Brian , owner of Robin Hill Florist
Getting ready for the Valentine's Day rush began three weeks ago. Fielding online, phone, in-person, and drop in orders.. But Monday night was crunch time.
Kathleen told us "Its very hard on your feet its your legs the only time you sit down is when you go to the bathroom.. so we stand all day time to go home and sleep then we come back and do it again"
The florists expect to be working until midnight...
But owner Kathleen O'Brian says the long hours are worth it when she sees the smile on customers faces - when they get that perfect bouquet.
The average consumer spends around 140-dollars on valentines day. That is according to the National Retail Federation which means that many are looking at other gifts, too.
Lots of businesses are packed today including local chocolate maker Jon L. Stopay's which has pretty much everything you could ask for- including a little love"
"Under the gun I'm getting her a card some wine high priced wine too and some high priced chocolate." said Bob Ell, who was shopping for Valentine's Day
And while Bob Ell calls valentines day a "necessary evil" - others feel - its the thought that counts.
"Valentines day is a sweetheart day you get to go out with your sweetheart we go out to dinner and get a little something for each other" said Laurie Ostrowski of West Wyoming.
Learn more about Robin Hill Florist
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