NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – A large bouquet of carnations, held together with a distinctive purple ribbon, lay on a counter ready for delivery. They were bound for UniBank where each bank customer will be given a flower Valentine’s Day
At a large table, a floral designer puts the finishing touches on an arrangement of carnations and roses. Nearby, Jennifer Wolf, owner of Petals on Church Street in Whitinsville, begins an arrangement of red and pink carnations and and red hearts.
She’s called to the front of the store by a customer who was picking up a Valentine’s Day bouquet he’d ordered earlier.
That scene was being repeated across the United States Wednesday and Thursday as men, women and children acknowledge those they love on Valentine's Day with flowers, candy, cards and gifts.
Wolf opened Petals, 110 Church St. March 30, 2012, but she celebrated that looming milestone Wednesday as customers made her store a Valentine’s Day stop.
With Valentine’s Day under her belt, she can now say she’s provided flowers for every holiday, in addition to the usual wedding and funeral floral arrangements, she said.