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Who (really) loves Valentine’s Day?

Denverino Dante

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Sun, February 14, 2021  /  02:16 pm
Who (really) loves Valentine’s Day?

A Korean-style floral arrangement by Kiko Florist (Courtesy of @kiko.florist/Courtesy of @Rosyposy.florist)

Valentine’s Day is big business for florists the world over, including in Indonesia. “Valentine’s day is our busiest time of the year,” said Della Lasher, a Jakarta florist who has been arranging flowers with her partner, Emelina, since 2016 and selling via their @Vandelinaflorist Instagram account. “Other important dates include Mother’s Day, Christmas, Chinese New Year as well as graduation days.” During this peak period, florists must also answer their customer’s personalization requests. “Some of our customers request an exact number of flowers in a bouquet, such as seven red roses, 12 white roses, etc,” said florist Renny Roren, who sells flowers via the @rosyposy.florist Instagram account, serving customers in Jakarta and Tangerang. Renny also states that Valentine’s Day is their busiest season. “Quite memorabl...