Countdown to Valentines

Valentine's Day is the busiest time of the year for us and we love it!!  Armies of our delivery vans will circle the entire Milwaukee and Lake Country areas surprising lucky ladies and even men with bragging rights for their desks at work or kitchen tables at home!  

At Bank of Memories & Flowers, it takes months to prepare for the absolute busiest day in the floral design industry. This is because it is only one day, and everyone wants something on this very special day (or else its the dog house!).  

We have to be prepared and do everything in a very short period of time.  While you are planning your Thanksgiving meal, we are calculating our sales from last year to see how many roses we will have to order (over 3,500 stems of red and 1,500 colored).  Our flower orders need to be turned in well before Christmas! A month out, a couple of the girls at the shop and I unloaded a total weight of 1549.46 pounds (to be exact) of glass vases off a huge semi truck.  The day before Valentine's Day, we are busy arranging hundreds of orders.  The night before, we route the delivery boards so 13 drivers can be delivering arrangements around the same area. 

The key to our success it to not only start preparing months before the big day, but to have a venti starbucks coffee in hand everyday leading up until Valentine's.  It's a great deal of hard work, but the satisfaction of filling someone's day with love keeps us going.
Happy Valentines Day!

Krista Roskopf
Manager, Menomonee Falls