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When asked when the spike for Valentine's Day begins, Reid says it varies, and while some are buying gifts early, the last two days before the date are by far the busiest days of the Valentine's season.

The National Retail Federation estimates that breaks down to about $145 per person, up $7 from past year. They will reflect the lack of thought you put into choosing her flowers and send her the signal that she's just like every other girl on Valentine's Day.

"If you feel like a dozen roses is expensive, you can get one rose that's sure makes somebody smile just to get one rose, you don't need to go insane".

"Students can't go home for the weekend to celebrate, so they're in a way stuck local because they have to get something on the day", Krauss said. “This is why we rev up our operations to move more than 514,000 boxes of flowers.

"It's kind of tradition that I always get her flowers but it kind of takes us back to when we were dating and I was a little more reliable with the flowers", Stephen Hindman said.

"Roses are definitely the thing we do the most of", said Liz Mohler, store manager at Royer's in Carlisle.

The surge in price, which can see supermarkets and other retailers double the price of roses, is said to reflect red rose growers in Mexico, Ecuador and Columbia working to meet the huge increase in demand.

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"(The clubs) have been helping us for five or six years at Christmas, Valentine's and Mother's Day", he said.

The message they may be sending with their Valentine's Day flowers. "Compared to our other big days, this is our one big day that's mostly last-minute".

One Interflora customer tweeted a picture of her flowers and accompanying card - pointing out that she'd been delivered the wrong blooms. "I don't know if that's because of something we've done or whether the blokes are organised this year", Mr Heathorn said.

Something to watch out for is the flower delivery business' "substitution policy".

While Valentine's Day is a day for couples, more of us are living alone, according to Stats Can.

I read where a study shows a small bouquet of flowers can make a big difference, especially in seniors' lives, so here's a challenge for all us ... remember someone who may be missing a loved one this Valentine's Day. Sales fluctuate based on what day of the week the holiday falls on-this year the 14th is a Wednesday, which is arguably the most profitable day it can be on. Along with the rose, stargazer lilies and carnations are popular choices this year.

On a typical day, Mayfield Florist does about 70 deliveries in Tucson and the surrounding area. Baraboo Floral typically sells 150-200 arrangements for Valentine's Day. "Women want flowers at work and to have bragging rights, too".

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