South Burnett business grateful for Mother's Day rush
BUSINESSES in the South Burnett are enjoying buzz around town ahead of the gift-giving occasion that is Mother's Day, especially local florists.
Sharon Butcher, the owner of Linard Floral & Bridal Centre, said she was grateful for the business.
"We're really happy to see that so many people are using a local business for their gifts,” Mrs Butcher said.
"We need that local support to keep going, so we're really appreciative of all the work they're giving us.”
While Valentine's Day is still the florist's busiest business time of the year, Mrs Butcher said Mother's Day was a close second.
"It's a bigger preparation period because we have a mix of arrangements to do as opposed to Valentine's Day,” she said.
"It takes us longer to do an arrangement than to do a bouquet, but it seems like this year has been a really good year for us, and it's great that people are still wanting to buy flowers as a gift.”
With so much work to do, Mrs Butcher is grateful for her hard-working team.
"We've got a great team, and everybody here is a cert-qualified florist, so we're lucky that we're all able to get in and get the work done together,” she said.
Mrs Butcher said the key to their quality work was that each florist had a great attitude and enjoyed each other's company.
"When it comes to morale, the girls are all really good,” she said.
"To do floristry really well, you have to be happy, so that you can play off one another really. It's great when everyone has really positive personalities.”
Mrs Butcher said she could rely on her staff during these busy times.
"It's a small environment, so we need everyone to get along and support each other, especially when we're often working from 7am to 7pm all week,” Mrs Butcher said.
"If there are any kinds of problems, it would only escalate on busy weeks like these.”