Love is definitely filling the air this year for Valentine's Day, and florists are reaping in the benefits. " It's been off the hook this year which is great, it's been better than it has been in the last couple years, and we've been here late every night for about four or five nights straight," said Flowers by Rachelle owner, Rachelle Nyswonger.
Nearly 18-billion dollars is projected to be spent on Valentine's Day this year, up almost nine percent from last year. Along with those blooming sales, come new trends. " Tulips were popular this year, as well as something unusual and a little bit different like tropical high style arrangements," explained Nyswonger.
For those who chose to think outside the flower box, Flower's by Rachelle offered a four foot rose to help set the romantic mood, while others chose to sink their teeth into something sweet. And if sweet is what you're after, Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy Shop can help with that. " Very, very, very busy, today's one of our busiest days," said Shuber'ts manager, Katherine Soudan.
The shop was packed full for V-day, as eager shoppers filed in to grab up last minute homemade sweets for their sweeties. " Our hand made chocolates are right up everybody's alley," explained Soudan.
From boxes of chocolates, and chocolate covered strawberries to the always popular conversations hearts, Shubert's can help you take a bite out of love. " It's a lot of fun, nobody's sad, everybody's happy," said Soudan.
Whether your love is just blossoming, or has been growing strong for years, Valentines Day is the holiday that fills your heart.