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Harsh winter impacts local florists on Valentine’s Day

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - This winter has given us lots of snow, and while it can mean lots of fun in the snow, it has impacted local florists in their preparations for Valentine's day.

The snowy weather has impacted the amount of flowers some florists were able to bring in making it harder on the arrangements that many love-struck couples are hoping to find. "We had a lot of batches come in, not up to my standards. And so we were short some things, but I don't know, it just miracles happen and we got more. And so we're just keeping at it," said owner and manager at local floral shop Nikki Richards.

Richards adds Valentine'sDay is the busiest day of the year for them, but as the afternoon approaches things to start to wind down.

"We're doing good. It's starting to die down a little bit. And then we'll have all the worker work and man probably stop by on the way home that have, you know, kind of just been too busy to order."

She says knowing the impact their arrangements will have makes it all worth it.

"We get to play with them all day. So, you know, some people only get them once a year. So we want to make sure that they get what they're wanting."

Tuesday's snow has also impacted some of the delivery for some of the florists as the roads have started to become slick due to the increased amounts of snow. Grant Hatch has been braving the challenging roads and making sure the flowers get there.

On one of the stops, this interaction occurred.

Grant: "How are you doing?"

Recipient: "Good."

Grant: "Are you Tammy?"

Tammy: "Yes."

Grant: "Here you go, Happy Valentine's Day."

Tammy: "Thank you very much."

And for Grant, it is interactions like that that will make this day memorable.

"It was cool to see the faces of people that I was able to deliver the flowers to, it created a lot of joy and a lot of excitement. Two of the people, in particular, didn't realize they were getting flowers delivered to them until I called them up or we delivered them, to them. And they seemed to really brighten their day."

He says it was all about the joy for him as he delivered those flowers.

"It's just joy. We're just spreading joy, That's all we're doing here."

Grant also shared how he helped make a new mom's day as he dropped off a bouquet to them making the day special indeed.

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