ABOVE: Floral designer Susan Haynes of Endless Creations on West Evans Street in Culpeper prepares an arrangement of lilies and roses for a customer Thursday afternoon in preparation for Valentines Day. Along with Mothers Day, Valentines is the busiest time of year for florists.

RIGHT: Toni Lovan, another floral designer at Endless Creations, puts the finishing touches on an arrangement of flowers for Valentines Day on Thursday afternoon. This Valentine’s Day, gift givers will spend an estimated $2.3 billion on flowers alone, with vibrant arrangements in a variety of colors and flower types making their way to doorsteps across the nation.

In Culpeper many Valentine’s Day activities are planned, including a Sweetheart’s dinner, a Valentine’s day pizza & paint and more. See today's Calendar on A3 for a complete list of events for the day.

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