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Local Flower Shops Prepare for Valentine's Rush

Local Flower Shops Prepare for Valentine's Rush

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Feb 14, 2013

Americans will spend an estimated $2 billion on flowers this year. The average shopper spends $131 on gifts for the love-filled holiday.

UPS also ships an extra 500,000 packages on February 14th to get them to lovers just in time.

Local flowers shops are preparing for a day of deliveries. At Hyacinth House in Lansing, the crew woke up early and stayed up late to make all of the arrangements for delivery today.

They also prepared 400 dozen red roses for those last minute shoppers. Bill Schmit, one of the employees at his family's business, says that his favorite gifts to deliver are those from a secret admirer.

He never tells the receiver who sent the package, and he says they almost always react with a smile.

He said that today is their biggest selling day of the year.