Inside the 1800Flowers Offices

1800Flowers Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day 2015!

May 4, 2015

CARLE PLACE, NY – On Thursday, April 23, 2015, a group of enthusiastic children of 1-800-Flowers.com employees joined visited the offices to celebrate Take Your Child to Work Day.

The were first greeted by Maureen Paradine, Senior Vice President of Human Resources where they were given a run-down of the fun activities they had in store for the day. After the greeting, the children were joined by Jay Coronel, Director of Vendor Relations where they learned all about growing flowers.

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Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Wine Tasting

May 3, 2015

A Unique Mother’s Day Activity to Wow Mom

Spring is here and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you started to think about how you can show mom just how much you love her and how special she is? How about getting together with a few of your friends to plan a Mother Daughter Wine Tasting party. The planning and preparation can be as much fun as the event itself.

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A rustic, natural Napa Valley-inspired wine tasting is the perfect setting to incorporate so many of the most popular trends: burlap, chalkboard, mason jars, monograms and Made in America!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

DIY Floral Cinco de Mayo Centerpiece

May 1, 2015

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, put a festive touch on your space with a simple Cinco De Mayo centerpiece! Whether you’re celebrating with a full-fledged fiesta or simply want to show your support, put yourself in the Cinco de Mayo by adding a festive centerpiece to your space!

For the flowers, opt for an arrangement that is vibrant and reminiscent of traditional Mexican colors if possible. We used flowers from the It’s Your Day Bouquet from 1-1-800-Flowers.com which really made this Cinco De Mayo decoration pop. I then came across mini fruit lollipops at my local party supply store and slipped them in for an extra festive touch!

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Inside the 1800Flowers Offices

1-800-Flowers.com Celebrates Take Your Mom to Work Day 2015

April 27, 2015

CARLE PLACE, NY – On Monday, April 6th 2015, 1-800-Flowers.com celebrated Take Your Mom to Work Day by inviting a group of 17 Moms of some of our amazing staff members. Their day began with a greeting from CEO and founder, Jim McCann. Moms then joined their children on our “red carpet” for a photo opportunity which our sister brand, Personalization Universe, later turned into a keepsake they can hold on to for years to come.

After they were done striking their best pose, the Moms then participated in a floral arrangement workshop instructed by Floral Designer, Phil Devito. The Moms then helped spread the smiles by donated their handmade floral arrangements to the ER staff ant Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY.

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After a long morning of learning the flower arranging craft, Moms were treated to a brunch where they were serenaded by some of our staff members with an acoustic guitar and vocal set. The Moms then continued their day by learning a bit more about the company their children work for with a behind-the-scenes look at our product development and growing fruit bouquets business.

The day ended on a sweet note with Moms departing with a Thank You Bag filled with a variety of treats from our Sister brands. Each gift bag included:

Cookies from Cheryl’s
Chocolates from Fannie May
Truffles from Harry & David
Caramel Popcorn from The Popcorn Factory
Stationery from Fine Stationery

In addition to the gift bags, both Moms and their children took home a day of memories they won’t soon forget. One Mom, Sharon Trench, remarked, “Over the years Kelly and I have shared many wonderful times, which has led to many heartfelt memories. I can honestly say..my day at work with her has quickly become one of my fondest memories. Thanks to the wonderful staff at 1800flowers. Truly amazing!”

Fun Floral Facts

A Passion For Roses from the Flower Farm

April 27, 2015

The flower business is a very passionate one. From the breeders to the growers to the florists and floral designers, we all love what we do. One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to visit the farms that grow the beautiful flowers that bring smiles to so many faces every day.

I didn’t know what to expect on my trip to the farms in South America where 78 percent of the 4 billion cut flower stems purchased in the U.S. are grown. Our first stop was at Passion Growers in Bogota, Colombia, where the beauty of the land and the warmth of the people blew me away.
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The owners of Passion—Jaime and Cheryl Peisach and Sam Ferrara—intended to create a small company, a hobby, to do what they loved and do it as best as they possibly could. The idea was simple: provide the best roses available anywhere and NEVER waiver on the highest standards—including the highest ethical standards—consequently resulting in a positive impact on customers, associates, suppliers and the community. This is how Passion Growers was born. Continue Reading…

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How to Say Mom in Different Languages

April 27, 2015

mugable-mom-gift-143164There may be a million different ways to say her name, but there’s only one special mom your heart belongs to. So this Mother’s Day, show her how one-of-a-kind she is: Instead of calling her the usual “Ma” or “Mom,” impress her by saying her name in her native language! Here’s how to say mom in different languages:

  1. Afrikaans: “Moeder” or “Ma
  2. Albanian: “Nene” or “Meme”
  3. Arabic: “Ahm”
  4. Belarusan: “Matka”
  5. Bosnian: “Majka”
  6. Brazilian: “Mae”
  7. Bulgarian: “Majka
  8. Catalan: “Mare”
  9. Croatian: “Mati” or “Majka”
  10. Czech: “Abatyse”
  11. Danish: “Mor”
  12. Dutch: “Moeder” or “Moer”
  13. Estonian: “Ema”
  14. Filipino: “Ina”
  15. Finnish: “Aiti”
  16. French: “Mere” or “Maman”
  17. German: “Mutter”
  18. Greek: “Mana” or “Mitera”
  19. Haitian Creole: “Manman”
  20. Hawaiian: “Makuahine”
  21. Hindi: “Ma” or “Maji”
  22. Hungarian: “Anya” or “Fu”
  23. Icelandic: “Mamma”
  24. Indonesian: “Induk,” “Ibu,” “Biang” or “Nyokap”
  25. Irish: “Mathair”
  26. Italian: “Madre” or “Mamma”
  27. Japanese: “Okaasan” or “Haha”
  28. Latin: “Mater”
  29. Latvian: “Mamma”
  30. Lithuanian: “Motina”
  31. Malay: “Ibu”
  32. Norwegian: “Mamma” or “Mor”
  33. Persian: “Madr” or “Maman”
  34. Polish: “Matka” or “Mama”
  35. Portuguese: “Mae”
  36. Punjabi: “Mai,” “Mataji” or “Pabbo”
  37. Romanian: “Mama” or “Maica”
  38. Russian: “Mama”
  39. Samoan: “Tina”
  40. Serbian: “Majka”
  41. Slovak: “Mama” or “Matka”
  42. Spanish: “Madre,” “Mama” or “Mami”
  43. Swahili: “Mama,” “Mzazi” or “Mzaa”
  44. Swedish: “Mamma,” “Mor” or “Morsa”
  45. Turkish: “Anne,” “Ana” or “Valide”
  46. Ukrainian: “Mati”
  47. Urdu: “Ammee”
  48. Vietnamese: “Me”
  49. Welsh: “Mam”
  50. Yiddish: “Muter”

If you really want to show Mom that she means the world to you, find out how to say “I love you” in 50 different languages too!

In what language will you be telling your mom how extraordinary she is on Mother’s Day?