Thursday Feb 11 2010 comments Love is in the air and even the past weeks of long, gray rainy days we?ve had cannot dampen the spirit of Valentine's Day, which is this Sunday. By: Michael Kirby -A +A Longtime floral designer at Lincoln Florist Jodie Cobleigh takes time to pre-make red bows out of wire ribbons, which will be used in flower arrangements for Valentine?s Day. ?We like to try to do as much as we can ahead of time, making bows, tapping up vases, getting cards ready, but there is only so much we can do until the flowers arrive,? Cobleigh said. Kylie Halcomb of Lincoln Florist works on a floral arrangement in preparation of Valentine?s Day. Calla Lilly Crossing Florist has numerous gifts waiting, chocolate truffles, heart shaped boxes of candy, stuffed animals, and flowers, make great Valentine?s Day gifts. ?Mother?s Day and Valentine?s Day are very busy for us,? said Calla Lilly Crossing designer Carol Brudno. ?This year Valentine?s Day is on Sunday, which is unusual, but we will be open and delivering.? Red Roses are the traditional flowers for Valentine?s Day Balloon bouquets are also a festive way to celebrate Valentine?s Day with your sweetheart. Downtown?s ?My Chocolate Affair? window display showcased chocolate and candy for Valentine?s Day. Kim Gillmore puts the finishing touches on a Valentine?s Day bouquet. Gillmore is a designer at Calla Lilly Crossing Florist downtown and plans to be very busy helping customers with that special arrangement or gift.