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Feb 14, 2010 7:37 PM by Mekialaya White

Valentine's Day florists experience Sunday slump

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for florists across the nation, but some local shops say it's been significantly slower than it past years because it falls on a weekend this year -- specifically, a Sunday.

Flower shops like Skyway Creations in Colorado Springs think the lessening in business is because, typically, shops aren't open on Sundays. Granted, many are open for this special holiday.

Another reason for the dip in sales may be attributed to the fact that Valentine's Day tends to be celebrated more during the week.

Skyway Creations' owner, who has been in the flower business for 41 years, says he has definitely noticed a trend in his sales: "Women enjoy receiving flowers at work for the recognition of their coworkers. So their significant others pick up on that fact, and during the week they're much more likely to send flowers to the office than they are to the home."

Valentine's Day is the second-highest selling day for florists; Mother's Day is first.

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