Valentine’s Day: chocolates, roses, & divorces

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Valentine’s Day is Thursday. It’s a busy time for local businesses.

Enstrom’s Candies has been making thousands of treats for the big day, offering everything from old fashioned box of sweets, to strawberries dipped in chocolate.

"We usually do 400 strawberries per location and then chocolates depending on shipping and in store I mean we go through thousands of chocolates,” said Jim Simons, Vice President & 4th generation owner of Entroms.

If carbs is the way to your heart, how bout a breadstick bouquet from Olive Garden. They are sharing downloadable wrappers to go along with a ToGo order so guests can create their own handmade breadstick bouquet for their loved one. You can access those wrappers to the right of this article.

Country Elegance Florist on Patterson has been pruning and plucking flower arrangements all week in preparation. Filling a semi-truck full of flowers ready to be delivered.

"For the week overall, over a 1,000 bouquets, every year is different and we are growing,” said Becca Martinez, Country Elegance Florist.

They have hundreds of different flower bouquet options ranging from $30 to $300.

"We can kind of get an idea of what you're looking for if there's some flowers that are a little bit more special for you we try to incorporate those,” said Martinez.

They take orders on the day. You can call them at 970-255-0026.

However, Valentine’s Day is not all fresh roses without a few thorns here and there.

"We typically see a spike in divorces,” said Ashley Whitham, owner and partner of Whitham & Tryon Law Group.

Local lawyers say they see the most divorce filings this time of year.

“I think because the holidays are gone and over with and now people are ready to make that big decision in their life,” said Whitham.

If you’re in need of a lawyer call them at 970-255-0026.

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