LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Valentine’s Day is on Thursday, and local florist, Joseph Yi, said if you want to order something for a loved one, it is better to do it sooner rather than later.
“Valentine’s is usually pretty hectic for florists, everybody likes to send flowers to their loved ones,” Yi said.
Valentine’s Day takes weeks of preparation for florists. Most of the work is done the week of, as flowers have to remain fresh.
“This is a perishable product, so you can’t do it early. We have to prepare these things in only a few days and be ready for that,” Yi said.
Yi said his big shipment arrives the week of Valentine’s Day. He said he will get close to 100 boxes of roses and other flowers.
Yi said many people are disappointed when they show up to purchase flowers on Valentine’s Day and are unable to get what they want. He said the best way to avoid this is to order in advance.
Yi said ordering two to three days in advance is best. He said Wednesday morning is usually the deadline.
“Especially on the 14th, flower shops will be very busy. They might not have time to answer the phone, or even complete an internet order if it’s placed too late,” Yi said.
There are many ways to show someone you love them such as chocolate, a stuffed animal or jewelry, but Yi said flowers are a fairly cheap and beautiful option.
“I think it’s a tradition that we will pass on to our future generations,” Yi said. “It’s a good way to show your loved one a happy Valentine’s Day.”