BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s been a difficult year for businesses- but many owners have been excited for Valentine’s Day.
People can’t visit family or give the usual hug this year, but they can send flowers.READ MORE: Man Injured In Shooting In Essex, Baltimore County Police Say
“I’ve seen a trend for more flower and gift sending, maybe more, there’s peaks where it peaks out, there’s a lot more, you can’t see your loved one, so send them flowers, send them a box of chocolates, send them some balloons!” said Duke PsorasREAD MORE: Judge Rejects Motion To Release Maryland Man Who Allegedly Beat Officer With Bat During U.S. Capitol Riots
Psoras, the owner of Flowers By Chris in Baltimore, said his suppliers have been affected by the pandemic after they had to throw out a lot of flowers.MORE NEWS: 'Game-Changing' Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Covid-19 Vaccine Meets Requirements For Emergency Use Authorization, FDA Says
Now, they’re starting to catch up from the loss, even though production is still down about 30%. And it’s not just flowers they offer.