Metro floral shops tackle busiest day of the year

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It is the busiest day of the year for floral shops across the metro. At Westport Floral Design, it has been nonstop for the last three days as pages of Valentine's Day orders bloomed into deliveries.

Greg Eldridge is one of the owners at Westport Floral Design. He said they have sold more than 1,400 hundred stems of roses during the Valentine's Day weekend.

While the popularity of online ordering has increased in recent years, Eldridge said it is the face-to-face orders which drive the business.

"We are still being treated as the local neighborhood store that you just stop by and grab the flowers. But, we are getting a number of orders over the internet," said Eldridge.

FOX 4 shadowed one area florist on Valentine's Day as they made their first delivery of the day.