The busiest place in town today is the florist. Valentine’s Day is their busiest day of the year and Scott Taylor has been preparing for weeks. He is the owner of Taylor’s Flowers in Omaha and says they started getting orders in last week but since guys procrastinate they have to be ready for plenty of walk-in customers today. He adds dozens of extra staff for this one day event to help make the arrangements and then the deliveries.
Taylor says, “On a normal day it is about 35 to 50 deliveries. We will do between 300 and 400 today so there is a huge swelling of our staff.”
Taylor says making the flower arrangements is the most labor intensive. He says that is something that can’t be taken over by a robot. Each arrangement is handmade and hand delivered. That helps add to the special moment when the flowers are delivered.
After today business gets back to normal until their next big rush which is Mother’s Day.