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Mother’s Day 2016 Design Council

April 14, 2016

CARLE PLACE, NY – Let the creativity begin! Every season the 1-800-Flowers.com Product Development Team brings some of our most talented Florists together from across the country to brainstorm and design exciting new floral designs! The Floral Design Council is a forum for Professional Franchise Florist’s, their designers, and guest designers to work together in creating unique product concepts for 1-800-Flowers.com. Each Designer brings their own imagination, knowledge of the industry, and familiarity with their customers in order to design innovative floral arrangements that not only fit hot trends, but also help to create new ones.

Our Spring Mother’s Day 2016 Design Council recently took place in April in our floral design studio and has been a huge success! Five florists from five different cities around the country brought their “A game” and crafted some pretty amazing designs, all unique in their own way.

Even though designs are confidential until brought to our site (sorry!), we wanted to share some pictures to show you how some of our products are crafted!

Design Council Members Mother's Day 2016

From left to right: Walter Fedyshyn from Chicago IL; Emila Borz from Sacramento, CA; Develyn Reed from Stafford, VA; Jaye Dargan from Dallas, TX; AnnMarie Pierce from Baldwin, NY

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1800Flowers Releases New Apps for Easy & Fast Flower Delivery

December 14, 2015

1800Flowers Apps Are Now Available in the iOS App Store, Google Play Store, & Windows Store.

Available TODAY, 1800Flowers has released new flower delivery apps that allows users to purchase and send flowers and gifts in just a few taps on your smartphone!

Users will love some improvements that were made to the new app version including but not limited to: quicker speed, ease of use, and appealing design.

Check out some of the app features below:Windows App

  • Special 1800Flowers offers for app users only
  • One Page Checkout
  • Apple Pay
  • Quick, easy, and secure login & checkout
  • View and redeem Celebrations Rewards points
  • Super fast top-of-the-line native (custom for your device) experience
  • Design based on user experience guidelines for each device operating system for easy use
  • Easy import of a contact’s shipping address directly from your phone
  • Availability of the full 1800Flowers product catalog
  • International flower delivery on some platforms & expanding to all soon

1800Flowers is the first flower company to introduce a completely native flower app to create an entirely new user experience. In fact, it’s so easy that a signed-in customer may not even have to touch the keyboard in order to send flowers, plants and gifts to someone special. Simply browse our gifting collections, choose your gift, select a delivery date and receiver from your contact list, pay, and submit! You will then receive an informative email explaining that your gift is on it’s way! The last step is to expect an excited phone call from that special someone. Smiles all around, since delivering smiles IS our specialty. :) Continue Reading…

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Pencils of Promise 2015 Gala

October 25, 2015

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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 Cheryls.com.

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Celebrating Local Food, Flowers and Philanthropic Endeavors

August 12, 2015

We recently announced a special “charity of choice” here at 1800Flowers.com—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.

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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. 1-800-Flowers.com 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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