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Local shops already prepping for Valentine's Day

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Local shops already prepping for Valentine's Day
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The rush is on this week as people plan to shower their loved ones with Valentine's Day surprises. Our Carmella Mataloni tells us how people are preparing for the big day.

NATIONWIDE -- A lot of work goes into this holiday for this businesses who make Valentine's Day plans a reality. Some shops have to prepare for months in advance to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Owners of a local flower shop say their Valentine's Day preparations start as early as December. More than 3,000 roses and thousands of carnations and tulips are ordered to make sure the supply is ready for February 14.

According to the owners, 300 orders are expected and deliveries will likely be non-stop. This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Friday, so placing your order as soon as possible is suggested.

"It might be that morning, Friday morning on the 14th, possibly. It just depends on how far ahead we are. We will always have things made up so they can come in and pick them up, but there is physically only so many stops you can make in a day," said Scott Mac Lennan, the president of Mac Lennan's Florist.

In recent years, florists have seen a growing trend in online orders. The florists say the online purchases make it easier for business, too.

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