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March 2014

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Mother’s Day 2014 #AllAboutMom Twitter Party

March 31, 2014

Mom's Tea Party Flowers

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 #AllAboutMom Twitter Party
OFFICIAL RULES:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON TWITTER.COM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. PROMOTION PERIOD: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 #AllAboutMom Twitter Party with giveaways (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 8:00pm EDT on Tuesday 5/6/2014 and ends approximately at 9:00 pm EDT on Tuesday 5/6/2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Continue Reading…

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#MyMom Mothers Day Social Sweepstakes

March 31, 2014


MyMom Social Sweepstakes

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 #MyMom Mother’s Day Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON FACEBOOK.COM, TWITTER.COM OR INSTAGRAM.COM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

1. PROMOTION PERIOD: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 #MyMom Mother’s Day Sweepstakes (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 10:00 AM EDT on 4/28/2014 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on 5/8/2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Continue Reading…

DIY Flower Crafts

DIY Flower Napkin Rings

March 31, 2014

diy-napkin-rings-1Seasoned hostesses know it’s the small details that make the biggest difference. Kick your garden party decorations up a notch with a subtle yet stunning touch with DIY napkin rings! We used fresh white daisies for this project, but you can choose any flower and color to fit your event.

Pair these DIY flower napkin rings with a stunning spring inspired centerpiece like our DIY flower jell-o centerpiece for a beautifully put-together look. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

April Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

March 27, 2014

April may be known for its showers, but those born in the fourth month make up for the seasonal downpour with their radiant personalities. So when their special day surfaces, show the birthday boy or girl just how much they shine with a thoughtful and impressive gift idea they’ll love. Here are some fun facts about April birthdays, including information about the April birth month and flower to give you a bit of inspiration for choosing the perfect gift.

April Birthday Fun Facts

April Birth Stone: Diamond

birthstone-bottle-necklace-april-89579With the brightest rays of sunshine peeking through the still-bare foliage of April, it comes as no surprise that the April birth stone is none other than the long sought-after diamond. The stone’s name is derived from the Greek word “adamus”, meaning invincible; a fitting name for one of the hardest substances found in the world. While diamonds are most commonly colorless, they can be found in shades from yellow to pink to blue, depending on the impurities of the rock.

Historically, diamonds have been used to aid in strength – from spiritual strength to physical and emotional. During ancient times, people even believed that diamonds were either tears of the gods or made of lightning bolts! Some of the earliest recorded history of the diamond dates back to around 300 BC in India, where it was valued for its reflective properties and used in talismans to ward off evil. During the Middle Ages, people would not only sleep with diamonds to strengthen their health, but would even go as far as to ingest diamonds to cure illnesses!

Shine on, you April diamond!
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Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Shop at Burlington Coat Factory & Receive a Coupon for 1-800-Flowers.com

March 24, 2014

1-800-Flowers.com and Burlington Coat Factory are teaming up this Mother’s Day to deliver even more smiles with a special promotion that will WOW your mom! During this limited time promotion, if you shop at Burlington Coat Factory and purchase any item between April 21st and May 11, 2014, you’ll receive a 20% discount on your receipt for 1800flowers.com, just in time for Mother’s Day!

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DIY Flower Crafts

DIY Floral Centerpiece Using Jello

March 24, 2014

Take your spring garden party from wow to WOAH with this stunning jello flower centerpiece idea! Using just a few basic supplies, we’ve created a show-stopping decoration that is sure to get guests talking.

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Use jell-o in colors that will fit your theme for a perfectly polished look. Use vases and containers in varying sizes to add dimension. Be sure to use glass containers as plastic may crack when pouring the hot water in.
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DIY Flower Crafts

How To Make a Flower Crown

March 24, 2014

Celebrate spring by decking yourself in all things floral – from your clothing to your accessories! You can make your own flower crown with just a few simple supplies; wear them for special occasions, at music festivals, or even just to add some spring to your ensemble.

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We used fresh Peruvian lilies to create this stunning and simple DIY flower crown; using fresh flowers instead of fake ones may require more attention to detail, but adds an intoxicatingly fresh scent that is sure to turn heads!

Supplies for DIY Flower Crown:

  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Tape
  • Wire Cutters
  • Fresh flowers (we used Peruvian lilies)
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How to Make a Flower Crown:

  1. Wrap the floral wire around your head to measure the size of your crown. Wrap a second time so you have extra wire to strengthen the frame. Set aside. diy-floral-crown_wire-shape
  2. Trim the flowers, leaving a medium sized stem, while removing any excess leaves.diy-floral-crown_flowers
  3. Take a few flowers at a time, and use the floral tape to secure along the wire frame. Continue this process until your whole crown is filled with beautiful blooms!diy-floral-crown_wrap
Floral Occasions & Holidays

Happy National Puppy Day!

March 21, 2014

National Puppy Day is on March 23, 2014! Not only is National Puppy Day a day to celebrate your pup, but it’s also a day to promote adoption of dogs and cats looking for a good home.

To celebrate the occasion, some of our employees brought their furry friends in to hang out with some dog flowers from our a-DOG-able® collection. See the cuteness below:

Max the Rescue Pug and Mr. Bojangles with the Party Animal™a-DOG-able®

Max the Rescue Pug and Mr. Bojangles with the Party Animal™ a-DOG-able®

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Zooki, 5 month-old, Bichon Frisee & Schnauzer Mix with 1800Flowers’ a-DOG-able® in a Basket

Reese, 1 year-old, Pit Terrier-Boxer Mix with the Princess Paws™ a-DOG-able!®

Reese, 1 year-old, Pit Terrier-Boxer Mix with Princess Paws™ a-DOG-able®

Max, 3 year-old Weimarane with the Sick As A Dog™ a-DOG-able®

Max, 3 year-old Weimaraner with the Sick As A Dog™ a-DOG-able®

Pia, Adopted 3 year-old, Mixed Breed with the Doggie Paddle™ a-DOG-able®

Pia, 3 year-old, Mixed Breed with Doggie Paddle™ a-DOG-able®

 

Fun Flower Facts

Popular Spring Flowers

March 20, 2014

The first official day of spring, March 20th, is a date worth celebrating! Examine your garden closely and you’re sure to find the first signs of the season peeking through the ground, awaiting those first rays of sunshine to help them grow to their full potential. Look for the many crocuses popping up their colorful heads as the first true sign of spring.

While spring is known as the season of rebirth and growth, there are a few floral superstars that definitely stand out from the rest. Whether you prefer yellow flowers, blue flowers, purple flowers, or simple white blooms, spring flowers bloom in all sorts of different colors!

Types of Spring Flowers:

Here are some of the most popular spring flowers; use them to create stunning spring bouquets or to simply add some freshness to your home!

Daffodil

One of the first signs of the approaching spring season includes daffodil heads rising from the depths of winter. There are many different varieties and shades of daffodils, from golden yellow to combinations of yellow and white. Fun Fact: this popular spring flower used to be called the “affodil.” The “d” in “daffodil” was first added in 1538.

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Iris

Whether you want to use these bright blooms for a bouquet or are planning to grow your own irises to add some vibrancy to your garden, these popular spring flowers will look stunning aside any backdrop or landscape.

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Tulip

This recognizable spring flower has been cultivated for over 1000 years, with a history as rich as the flower is beautiful. With so many unique tulip types, you’re sure to find one that perfectly compliments your garden. Did you know that tulip bulbs at one time, were used as currency? In the 17th century, they were monetary phenomena, becoming so highly priced, that they sent markets both soaring and crashing.

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Bloodroot

The bloodroot’s beauty may be hidden during the winter, but once the bloom gets kissed by sunshine, this spring flower opens up to expose a charm that few can resist. Blood root was even used by Native Americans as not only a medicinal herb, but also as war paint and for ritualistic purposes. Pay close attention to the petals throughout the day, as they tend to open fully in the sun and close partially in the evening.

Lilac

This bushy elongated cluster of small blooms, in colors from white to lilac, is the perfect colorful addition to any spring bouquet! As the groundhog symbolizes a short or long winter, the timing of this bloom may signify whether spring will come early or late.

Primrose

One of the first flowers to bloom during spring, the primrose is a perennial plant that can be found all over the world, in all sorts of climates and conditions. This popular spring flower comes in a variety of colors, many with a bright yellow center.

Hyacinth

This beautiful spring flower is bright and color and uniquely shape, making for the perfect floral touch to any garden! The white hyacinth has a stronger, sweeter fragrance than the other colors. Be sure to wear gloves when handling hyacinth bulbs, as they can cause a mild skin reaction.

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Forsythia

With its woody stems profusely covered with yellow blooms, the forsythia is one of the most popular spring blooming shrubs. It is also one of the first shrubs to bloom after daffodils and hyacinth.

Fun Flower Facts

Flowers That Are Naturally Green

March 16, 2014

green-dublin-cocktailThe color green represents growth, harmony, and balance. A reoccurring hue in nature, this calming color is commonly associated with spring and growth. From the tiniest blades of grass to stunning green flowers, this versatile color has flooded the earth in shades that vary in color, not beauty.

Here are several types of green flowers that can be found in nature – use them for your St. Patrick’s Day decorations, spring themed centerpieces, or even for wedding flowers!

Types of Green Flowers

Button Flower

The green button pom flower, sometimes referred to as the Yoko Ono pom, is a green variety of chrysanthemum that sports a bright color and unique shape. This fragrant flower is sure to add a touch of energy and fun to any room or arrangement.

Anastasia Spider Mum

With its one-of-a-kind look, the green spider mum is a sure to turn any floral arrangement into a show stopper. Just like its namesake, this green flower will send chills up your spine.

Bells of Ireland

Cultivated since the 1500s, this flower variety is a stunning addition to any bouquet or garden. Although these green flowers originated in Turkey, the combination of color and its association with luck led to the Irish-inspired nickname.

Green Cymbidium Orchid

This decorative plant blooms from spring to fall, producing beautiful lime green flowers for the perfect contrasting touch to your garden. Orchids make for the perfect addition to a centerpiece or corsage, so stock up and decorate with fresh flowers!

“Green Star” Gladiolus

Uniquely colored with petals blooming along a tall stem, this green flower is slowly regaining popularity and popping up in gardens across the world. Plant in early spring for the most impressive blooms.

Anthurium

One of the most popular tropical plants, the anthurium plant blooms into a stunning flower with unique heart shaped petals.

Stinking Hellebore

The stinking hellebore, also known as the Christmas Rose, sprouts bell shaped flowers from late winter into the beginning of spring. This plant is known for its toxicity to both humans (when ingested) and deer.