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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!

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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!

American Grown Flowers
American Grown is an organization that unites small and large flower farms all over the U.S., by branding them an “American Grown” farm, which allows purchasers and consumers to know that the flowers they are buying are domestic grown flowers with high quality, freshness, and consistency.
Field to Vase Dinner SignAmerican Grown hosts a special experience called “Field to Vase Dinner’s,” which are small, intimate gatherings that provide a farm-to-table celebration in unique settings, and encourage lively conversations.

So we’ve all partnered together to do something exceptional next week!

On August 20th, 2015 Smile Farms and 1800Flowers.com will be personally delivering smiles to the tables of the Field-To-Vase Dinner in Brooklyn, NY as Smile Farms is the featured Certified American Grown farm of the night!

Together we will be providing flowers, spices, and ready to pick produce for a memorable 4-course dinner on the rooftop of the Brooklyn Grange! Working hand-in-hand with guest chef Thomas Kearney of The Farm on Adderley, we’ll further the Smile Farms message: Creating Jobs, Growing Goodness & Helping Our Neighbors!
Want to join us? Click the link below to purchase a ticket to the event!
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eag3ku4cc5ce22de&llr=jcfg48bab

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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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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 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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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 donating 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!”

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2015 Mother’s Day Facebook Sweepstakes

April 17, 2015

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Be the reason… mom goes to the beach!

This Mother’s Day, we want you to make mom smile! We’ve teamed up with Beaches Resorts to send you on a Luxury Included® Vacation! It’s four fun-filled days and three starry nights for two adults and two children (15 years or younger). With three spectacular locations on the most beautiful beaches in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, Beaches Resorts is the ultimate getaway for everyone!
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1800Flowers Floral Expert & Consultant Celebrates His 60th Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2015

CARLE PLACE, N.Y. – Longtime Florist and Floral Expert Jerry Rosalia has worked at 1-800-Flowers.com for over 30 years and just celebrated his 60th Valentine’s Day holiday. Of course this impressive achievement called for a celebration (and this blog post) in his honor. Jerry was born with a green thumb as a third generation florist growing up in Brooklyn, New York.Julie McCann-Mulligan, Jerry Rosalia & Jim McCann

At 83 years young, Jerry loves his job and has been a mentor, inspiration, and friend to all around him. With a smile on his face, Jerry continues to lend his floral expertise to florists around the country at BloomNet®, 1800Flowers’ international floral wire service. You may also recognize Jerry as a contributing writer to this very blog as he lends his floral and plant knowledge to the public.

Jerry Rosalia, Floral Expert
One of Jerry’s favorite work quotes is one to live by:
When you do something you love, you’ll never work a day on your life.

Congratulations, Jerry! Thank you for a job well done, and for being you!
Congratulations Jerry on 60 Valentine's Days

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Win a Bouquet of Flowers from Sidecar & 1800Flowers

February 3, 2015

If You Live in San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Boston or D.C.

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This Valentine’s Day 1800Flowers has teamed up with the rideshare service Sidecar to help you #deliverlove on this special day! If you live in San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Boston or D.C., we will be giving away bouquets to 50 lucky sweethearts! Sign up to enter to win your Valentine’s Day bouquet giveaway here: deliverlove.side.cr

Get $10 Off a Shared Ride from Sidecar

In honor of this sweet partnership, Sidecar wants to help you #deliverlove this Valentine’s Day with an added bonus: use promo code 800Flowers and get $10 off your first ride! Sidecar Shared Rides matches people with a nearby rider heading the same way and cuts the cost in half.
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