BOZEMAN — It’s been a chilly Valentine’s Day, but that didn’t stop a local flower shop from making sure their flowers got delivered.
“Morning, I got a flower delivery for Tyler Curin,” said Joseph Stoffers.
Stoffers doesn’t typically deliver flowers, but on this special holiday, his family’s business needed the extra help. It was one of dozens of flowery deliveries for Budget Bouquets.
“On Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot of extra work going into it,” he explained. "Valentine’s Day… it’s a big one. It’s the biggest day of the year for us.”
Budget Bouquets, like many other stores across the country, went into overtime making sure everything gets done for the big day.
On Valentine's Day alone, the shop completed more than 250 orders. That's thousands of flowers.
“I was here til midnight last night, and I was here at 6 a.m. this morning. The phones have just been blowing up. It’s been awesome,” said co-owner Samantha Stoffers.
After today’s festivities are over, the lady’s have to get ready for their next big event.
“Mother’s Day’s a big one. More people have moms than they have girlfriends, so that’s a big one for us as well,” Samantha said.
The National Retail Federation says the average person spends about $196 for Valentine’s Day, which is 21 percent more than last year.
“It’s been crazy!” Samantha exclaimed.
If you didn’t get to participate in today’s craziness, don’t worry. There’s still tomorrow.
“All the people who didn’t get in today, they'll be calling us tomorrow,” Samantha said.
Flowers are the third most popular gifts sent on Valentine’s Day, behind candy and cards.