Valentine's day hits F/town stores

FRANCISTOWN: As Valentine's Day approaches, store owners are laughing all the way to the bank, thanks to hordes of love-struck customers who flock to their outlets to buy gifts for their loved ones. In the streets of Francistown, excitement is definitely in the air. Among the items that shoppers are not forgetting are flowers and sexy little things befitting Valentine's Day.

As for the stores, they are filled with a variety of gifts that are specially meant for the day with romantic scents enveloping the rooms leaving the place in a sentimental mood.The Monitor interviewed store owners and employees about business during the Month of Love, especially that they have filled their stores with the goodies for celebration on February 14.Pelontle Manyanga (31) an employee at Linda's Florist in the village mall said that during the month of February business flourishes because love is everywhere.

"Valentine's Day is significant and special in our store and we always go all out to make sure that everything is set for the day. The store would be filled with gifts that portray messages of love," she said.She said that in the store they sell fresh flowers and a variety of gifts relevant to Valentine's Day. At the time of writing customers were already placing orders in large numbers.Manyanga said that they sell flowers in bunches, either mixed or according to the customers' specifications. In a nutshell, roses are in great demand. She also said that red is the colour of the moment as it is associated with Valentine's Day. She told The Monitor that between February 12-13, the store is always abuzz with smiling and happy customers who have come to pick gifts for their loved ones.She added that people tend to express how they feel with a bouquet of flowers for their Valentines. They feel that flowers convey just the right message and they (customers) would also personalise gifts for whoever they would be handing them to.

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