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April 2012

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices

1800Flowers Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day 2012!

April 30, 2012

Turning Young Seedlings into Blossoming Entrepreneurs

Thursday, April 26, 2012 was Take Your Child to Work Day and a dozen beaming young sprouts arrived bright and early to the 1800FLOWERS.COM corporate headquarters, anxious to participate in the company’s annual celebration!

Greeted by the 1800FLOWERS CEO and President Jim and Chris McCann, along with the human resources team, the youngsters received words of wisdom from the company founders, who then sent the mini entrepreneurs on their day long journey into the workforce!

Take Your Child to Work Day at 1800Flowers 2012

Jim McCann, CEO & Chris McCann, President, provide the kids with words of wisdom.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Good Movies to Watch with Mom for Mother’s Day

April 27, 2012

watching movies with mom for mother's dayOn Mother’s Day we celebrate the most important women in our lives: our mothers.

Giving mom gifts for Mother’s Day is great, but spending quality time with mom is priceless.

To help you plan your date, we’ve listed several good movies to watch with mom on Mother’s Day featuring some of film’s most quirky mothers.

With good movies to watch with mom, she is guaranteed to feel the love. So snuggle up on the couch, get cozy and watch these Mother’s Day flicks with the most special lady of the house.

Please note: We’ve added the MPAA ratings so you can know if these films would be suitable for your family.
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Flowers in the Arts

Flowers in Art: Sargent’s “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose”

April 25, 2012

Two little girls stand in a garden at dusk, intently lighting the candles in Chinese lanterns; lilies tower over them. Everything glows in this painting: the white dresses on the girls, the girls’ faces, the lanterns—and the lilies.
Sargent's Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose
This is Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, one of John Singer Sargent’s most beloved works. The title comes from a popular song in England of the 1880s, when the artist spent two summers working on the painting.

A garden scene might seem like an unlikely subject for a man best known for his portraits of Gilded Age society figures, portraits that now hang in museums from San Francisco to London, as well as in ducal mansions in Britain. (Though a closer looks reveals many flowers in those portraits, tucked into hats and hair and corsages and nosegays, so obviously he got plenty of practice.)
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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Card Message Ideas from the Kids to the Family Pet!

April 24, 2012

mother's day card message ideasWith mom it’s the thought that counts which is why Mother’s Day cards are just as important, if not more important, than the gift.  Although cards for Mother’s Day often have their own message inside, it’s always a good idea to personalize it with your own words. If you’re having trouble thinking of the perfect note to mom, here are some sample Mother’s Day card message ideas to help you write the perfect note. Make sure to add your own memories to personalize the cards and potentially make mom tear with joy!

Remember, Mother’s Day is all about celebrating mom so when you’re choosing your words, think of ones she would enjoy reading over and over again.
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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Poems About Mothers: Write Your Own Poem!

April 19, 2012

Sentimental gifts are often more valuable than expensive, store-bought items. Mother's Day Poem If you really want to show your mother how much you love her and appreciate all the wonderful things that she does for you, touch her heart with a sweet poem. Original or quoted, poems have the ability to express emotions and have a profound effect on people. Give your mom a special gift this year, a poem can say a million things in only a few words.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas

April 18, 2012

mothers day breakfast with flowers and cardBreakfast in bed is a fun, thoughtful way to make mom feel special, whether it’s on Mother’s Day, her birthday or Valentine’s Day. Getting the kids involved makes it an  special family day and will make mom feel even more appreciated that the whole family helped! Making mom breakfast in bed does not have to be an overly elaborate affair, but there are plenty of little touches that can go a long way with our Mother’s Day breakfast in bed ideas below!
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Flower & Plant Care

Rose Care: How to Save Roses with “Bent Necks”

April 17, 2012

Flower Care Tips from Expert Florist Jerry Rosalia.

Roses in a Vase

If you receive roses in a vase, and a rose starts to droop (which called a “bent neck”), here are ways to correct its posture in 4 easy steps:

  1. Remove that rose from the arrangement.
  2. Wrap the rose tightly in wet newspaper, leaving the stem protruding.
  3. Cut the drooping rose under water, but not under running water from a tap (which is aerated).
  4. Place the rose in a container filled with warm water.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Valentine's Day

Love Songs for Romantic Card Messages

April 16, 2012

Romantic Love SongsRoses are red, violets are blue…and let’s face it, most of us aren’t natural born poets.

Sometimes it’s best to let the music do the talking, and that goes for when you’re trying to send the perfect anniversary, engagement, wedding or Valentine’s Day message to your sweetheart.

Sending romantic flowers is a good start, but filling out the card can be tough. Drawing inspiration from your favorite song or a classic love song can help. Here are some romantic songs to get you in the mood sorted by genre.  Another cool idea is to make a “Best Love Songs” mixtape for your sweetie and just push play!

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Floral Events & News

Floriade 2012, Netherlands’ Garden Party

April 16, 2012

Floriade 2012 Runs from April 5 to October 7.  

Once every 10 years, the Netherlands throws itself a garden party. And it is quite a party, as you might suppose for a country that earns about 60 billion dollars a year from its international trade in flowers.

Floriade, the World Horticultural Expo, is an extravaganza celebrating all things horticultural, and this year it takes place outside Venlo, near the Netherlands’ border with Germany. Each Floriade has an overarching theme; the horticultural event at Venlo bills itself as the Theater of Nature.
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