Valentine's Day arrangements evolve, but one flower remains the top seller

The first flowers inserted into the foam establish the height width and shape of the arrangement. Michael Vosburg  Forum News Service

The first flowers inserted into the foam establish the height width and shape of the arrangement. Michael Vosburg Forum News Service

Local flower dealers are whiffing the sweet scent of cash as lovers across the country convey their rose-laden affection for one another during today's Valentine's Day. Flowers continue to be the most traditional and most appreciated of all Valentine's Day gifts and KellyCo seems to outdo itself year on year with its selection of bouquets, vases, and gifts. "It's not really impacting the orders".

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Commonwealth Bank General Manager, Everyday Banking and Payments, Michael Baumann, said "with spend on Valentine's Day rising 15 per cent on 2016, it's clear that love doesn't come cheap anymore".

Lacelle said the cost of flowers increased at Village Florals because of distributors. "If they do talk to an order taker, they are not professional designers nor do they know what we have in our shop", she said. And you still find a few of those, but now most of the bouquets people say, 'I want something that looks like it came from a garden'. Go to for more on Valentine's Day spending trends.

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Middleton's parents chipped in for part of the cost of her wedding to Prince William , as did Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth. She paired a black bodysuit and wide-legged trousers from Veronica Beard with a Burberry tartan coat that retails for $2,765.

If you're a hopeless romantic with a bank balance that is just as hopeless, budget supermarkets Lidl are offering a dozen roses for £4, which rival Aldi have a bouquet for £5. "Ideal when you've got a yen to send Zen".

When it comes to where to spend Valentine's Day, 47 percent of Americans would rather spend it at home.

Both shops in downtown Pottsville will be open on Valentine's Day for the last-minute gift buyers.

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More than a third of those polled planed to play it safe by picking up some flowers and taking their special someone out to dinner.

Before his death, Valentine fell in love and sent her a letter signed, From Your Valentine.

"They were from out of town, and that was the destination they always liked going to", Walton said. Wood added local florists can also help walk you through your budget and get the most flowers for your money.

"The amount of orders that we're able to process through and get successfully delivered is always a nice bonus", he said.

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She contracts with three groups - Linnaeus Teaching Gardens, Delta Zeta sorority and the Church of the Madalene women's club - to make deliveries on Valentine's Day. Whether it makes you think of an experience you shared or it's that Cardi B song she won't quit playing in the vehicle, the thoughtfulness and effort will mean the world to her.

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