Kirkcaldy florists prepare for first Mother's Day in lockdown
Kirkcaldy florists have been busy preparing orders for their first Mother’s Day in lockdown this Sunday.
Rose Bentley-Steed, of The Flower Ranger, and Cassia Salvona, who owns Cassia Salvona Floral Design, have been getting ready for one of their busiest days of the year but acknowledge it has been harder for customers to place orders this year as they have been unable to access their businesses.
Rose, who will be delivering customers’ flowers, said: “It's been difficult for customers as they're unable to come into the shop. But despite this I have received plenty of orders and I'm overwhelmed with everyone's support. There is clearly a strong willingness to support local shops during this lockdown.”
She continued: “I have made it easy for my customers to order online and my order book is closed now to begin preparations for the weekend.”
Meanwhile, Cassia Salvona has also been busy getting ready for Mother’s Day. She moved her business out of premises in St Clair Street and is now based outside The Buffalo Farm in Auchtertool.
She said: “Covid brought a lot of changes for everyone and affected all of those who planned to marry in 2020/2021 - 90 per cent of our clients postponed. So since last March, we have mostly been providing bouquets and arrangements - it’s been lovely to cheer people up.
"We will accepting orders for Mother’s Day until Friday at 5pm by phone, email and through our website. It isn’t as easy as it was last year to have flowers delivered quickly but we will be at The Buffalo Farm on Friday and Saturday for those who want to pick something up.”