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Pencils of Promise 2015 Gala

October 25, 2015

Sunflower Pencils of Promise Centerpiece

NEW YORK, NY – On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, Pencils of Promise celebrated their 5th annual gala at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. Pencils of Promise is a global community that believes everyone has the right to quality education, and takes action for the cause by raising funds to build schools in countries where children are often deprived of that very right such as Ghana (Africa), Guatemala (Central America), and Laos (Southeast Asia).

Since 2009, Pencils of Promise has grown leaps and bounds building 319 schools, with 33,856 students served! Even though PoP has made amazing progress, with 250 million children lacking basic reading, writing, and math skills, they believe there is more to be done, which is what brings us to the reason for tonight’s gala.

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Meet Smile Farms Employees in Honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 2, 2015

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some of the amazing workers at Smile Farms at IGHL (Independent Group Home Living). Smile Farms is a non-profit organization that employs developmentally disabled adults to give them meaningful work opportunities and allows them grow and sell flowers and plants in the community where they live. To get a better feel for the importance of this initiative, we wanted to share with you what the farmers had to say about their job. It #MadeMeSmile, it makes them smile, and we wanted to share that smile with you, too. Here is what they had to say:Smile Farms at IGHL Sign

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Cheryl’s Is Now
Baking Gluten-Free, Too!

September 25, 2015

We HAVE to brag about our family!  The talented bakers at Cheryl’s have been working hard to create the perfect gluten-free treats, and we are thrilled to announce that they have finally arrived!

Just as sweet and delicious as the originals, these gluten-free cookies and brownies are so delicious that you won’t be able to tell the difference between our everyday treats from our gluten-free desserts! From Cheryl’s signature buttercream cookies, to delicious chocolate brownies, the bakers have been super busy to make sure they offer a wide variety of gluten-free sweets.

So, if you or someone special to you has a gluten intolerance, or are gluten-free by choice, we totally recommend trying out Cheryl’s new gluten-free desserts, available now on



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Celebrating Local Food, Flowers and Philanthropic Endeavors

August 12, 2015

We recently announced a special “charity of choice” here at—Smile Farms!

Smile Farms
Smile Farms is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the unemployed—and often forgotten— developmentally disabled neighbors in our communities across the country. They’re focused on providing meaningful work opportunities to these adults at local farms, urban gardens, greenhouses and farm stands where they can grow and sell flowers and produce in the communities where they live.

Moreover, they’re dedicated to rallying our neighbors (individuals, small businesses and civic organizations) to support the purchase of these products so that together we’re taking care of each other. Because, just like us, Smile Farms believes that our communities are stronger when everyone has a stake in them—and that together is smart.
Even better—Smile Farms is certified American Grown!

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The Tenors Rose Month Sweepstakes

June 29, 2015

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We have teamed up with The Tenors  to celebrate the end of Rose Month with a grand finale! We are giving you the opportunity to win roses for you (or a friend) along with a signed card from The Tenors!  Send a Tweet to @TenorsMusic and @1800Flowers answering the question, “What’s your favorite color rose?” Include the hashtag #RoseMonthSweepstakes and you’re good to go! Feel free to get creative! You will have from 6/29 at 12:01 PM EDT until 7/3 11:59 AM EDT to enter. Limit one entry per person, per day.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Answer the question, “What’s your favorite color rose?”
  • Tweet your answer to @TenorsMusic and @1800Flowers (and follow both!)
  • Include #RoseMonthSweepstakes in your Tweet
  • Enter once per day for more chances to win
  • Win flowers and a signed card from The Tenors

Use this button for easy entering. Just don’t forget to enter your favorite rose color!

For the complete rules and prizes, please click here.

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USS Intrepid’s 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony Pays Tribute to Veterans and Fallen Heroes

May 26, 2015

NEW YORK, NY – Held annually at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space museum, this year’s Memorial Day ceremony was led by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and U.S Marine Corps Commander for the Southern Commander John Kelly. Military veterans and families of those who have served as well as members of the general public who wanted to show their support gathered on Monday, May 25, 2015 to honor those who have served and sacrificed.


The ceremony included an unfurling of a 100-foot American flag, rifle salute and a placing of ceremonial wreath. Commander Kelly brought the audience together with a reminder of the scenes and emotions shared by veterans and their families. is honored to have had the opportunity to support this event for over a decade with custom floral wreath donations with a nod to the symbolic red, white and blue.
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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 employees 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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Inside the 1800Flowers Offices Celebrates Take Your Mom to Work Day 2015

April 27, 2015

CARLE PLACE, NY – On Monday, April 6th 2015, 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 donating their handmade floral arrangements to the ER staff ant Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY.


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 day at work with her has quickly become one of my fondest memories. Thanks to the wonderful staff at 1800Flowers. Truly amazing!”