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Local Flower Shops Prepare for Valentine's Day

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CLARKSBURG -

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and for places like The Flower Shop in Clarksburg it's the busiest week of the year. They'll be preparing for that one day all week long.

"Valentine's Day is the busiest week of the year by far because it is a one day holiday. The other holidays like Christmas and Mother's Day are all week long," explained Marsha Viglianco, the owner of The Flower Shop.

Viglianco said her team has been preparing for weeks to be ready for the Valentine's Day rush.

"Last week we started preparing getting vases, getting balloons, getting stuffed animals, getting candy ordered," said Viglianco.

Viglianco said making custom arrangements can take time, but they use this week of prepping to get more common flower orders ready.

"The wrapped roses we can do that ahead of time. That's a tomorrow thing, that's a big seller. It's a pick up, take and go. We have a lot of men that wait till the last minute. When they want to order something particular, they've waited too long," Viglianco said.

All the flowers ordered for Friday will be hand delivered by men in tuxedos.

Viglianco said the most important thing is to order arrangements early, which means by Tuesday or Wednesday.

JoAnn Loretta ordered flowers early. She said she got flowers for her mom, who is in a nursing home.

"I got her a very pretty silk arrangement and I'm sending her some chocolates. I will be there but since they are doing the tuxes I thought that would cheer my mom up a little bit," said Loretta.

Loretta is a regular customer of The Flower Shop and said she's there at least once a month.

Viglianco said people aren't just ordering flowers.

"We also sell fancy fruits. They are fresh fruit arrangements and we do chocolate covered strawberries or really chocolate covered any fruit that you want," said Viglianco.

They also sell cards, chocolates, balloons, and much more.

To place an order with the flower shop call 304- 623-4262.