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Did you promise after a rather hectic Christmas season that you would be more proactive in the new year? If so, you’re not alone. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to get more organized. So, with another major holiday coming up, it’s time to make good on that resolution!

Don’t stress this Valentine’s

This year, don’t be the person running around town looking for an open florist on the afternoon of Feb. 14. Instead, be the person who ordered his flowers days in advance and is now ready to sit back and relax with their loved one on Valentine’s.

Here are seven reasons why choosing your Valentine’s flowers early can transform gift-giving into a seamless and stress-free experience.

1. Ensure the flowers you want are in stock

About 250 million roses are produced each year for Valentine’s alone. Taking into account other types of flowers, that means nearly 300 million flowers will be sent this Valentine’s. So, it should come as no surprise that if you wait until the big day to order flowers, your first choice will likely be sold out.

2. You’ll miss the holiday rush

Spending hours waiting on long lines for flowers probably doesn’t fit into most people’s schedules. When you buy flowers for Valentine’s Day early, you miss the hustle and bustle of crowded flower shops. Or, skip the crowds completely by ordering your flowers online.

3. Ensure your flowers get there in time

Don’t let unpredictable February weather derail your flower delivery. Remember: No matter the occasion, it’s always better to deliver gifts a day early than a day late.

4. Lower prices

It’s simple supply and demand: Because millions of people want to buy flowers for their loved ones on Valentine’s, many local florists will hike up their prices. But here at 1-800-Flowers.com, we want everyone to have the Valentine’s of their dreams, which is why we have a new Valentines deal every day!

5. Show your loved one how on top of things you are

No one wants to hear that their significant other was scrambling at the last minute to get them a gift. Make your loved one fall in love with you all over again by proving to them you’re responsible, proactive, and organized.

6. Prolong the holiday

Valentine’s Day may fall on Feb. 14, but there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate your love long before and after that day. Send flowers (especially buds) early so that you can enjoy them for days leading up to the big day.

7. You’ll have time to relax and enjoy the holiday

Valentine’s is about spending time with the one you love and showing them you care. Truly enjoy this special day by ordering your gift and planning your date well in advance. When Feb. 14, rolls around you’ll wake up ready to enjoy the day, not plan it.

While we here at 1-800-Flowers.com always suggest ordering your flowers ASAP, we know that that’s sometimes easier said than done, which is why we offer same-day delivery.


Tara Carlson graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in Public Relations and loves any and all things creative writing - which is why she is thrilled to be working with Petal Talk. When she's not writing, you can probably find her swimming at the beach, playing soccer, and catching up on the latest movies (she's a big fan of award season)!

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