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Mother's Day a Blossoming Business

According to the National Retail Federation Mother's Day spending will top off around $18.6 billion and average out at $152 per mom. That's a 14 percent increase from last year. That is also a major sales opportunity for small businesses.

Florist Jessica Vasquez runs Lorraine's Floral Boutique. The past few days were hectic for her, and while her business may be small her workload wasn't.

"I started having pre-orders mid last week. People thinking ahead. Wanting to make sure things go smoothly and they're in the books," she said. "They're wanting a spring mix."

Nurseries prove that it doesn't matter where you get mom those flowers. In fact many people come to nurseries specifically to get that blossoming bundle, dirt included.

"If you buy her a living flower as opposed to just something from a florist then she can enjoy that for a long, long time. Maybe the rest of her life," said Paul Dowlearn, owner of Wichita Valley Nursery.

The biggest sales for his business were on Saturday with people choosing roses over daisies.   Sunday did see some last minute shoppers though it did run slow for a bit.

From flower shops to restaurants the day was celebrated in many different ways. But Jessica says those delivering the flowers get the best gift of all.

"They see the face, the expression, the joy."

 

Crystal Hall Newschannel 6.

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