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Flower shops, bakeries busy for Mother's Day

Posted at 10:30 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 23:30:19-04

TEMPLE, TX — Although Mother's Day may look a lot different for your family this year, people are finding ways to show mom they remember. Many of them turning to sending flowers and dropping off baked goods.

The teams at Gogo's Treatery and Precious Memories Florist and Gift Shop in Temple have spent the last week working around the clock to fill Mother's Day orders.

"We work from the time we walk in to the time we close everyday just making arrangements and fulfilling orders," said Seleese Thompson, owner of Precious Memories Florist and Gift Shop.

Those who will not have the opportunity to stop by grandma's or mom's house are opting to send flowers this holiday season.

Thompson says this is one of her busiest Mother's Days yet.

"I had a call from a lady in Houston this morning, and she's not going to be able to come in and see mom, and they always come in the weekend of Mother's Day. So she wanted to do a little extra," explained Thompson.

Thompson says typically 70 percent of her Mother's Day orders are for delivery, but this year that number increased to 90 percent.

"Where in the past we would have a few deliveries on Sunday, we've seen that triple this year," said Thompson.

Business is booming at Gogo's Treatery. Both shops have been open for a week, following COVID-19 reopenings.

"Being closed was, was difficult. We've been in business nine years and so that was, that was hard but it's been really good since we've been open," said Joanna Williams, owner of Gogo's Treatery.

Joanna Williams says her customers have ordered hundreds of Mother’s Day cupcakes.

"We are doing Mother's Day boxes. It's an assortment of cupcakes and we've made them look like flowers. We have a lot of special orders for those," said Williams.

After being closed for weeks in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the shops reopened for the first time last Friday.