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10 Reasons to Join 1800Flowers’ Celebrations Passport

May 23, 2016

Enjoy Free Shipping/No Service with 1800Flowers’ Loyalty Program

In case you haven’t already been in the know, we wanted to let you in on a little family secret that we are thrilled to share with all of you. 1-800-Flowers.com is proud to present a family of brands membership program that allows you to get free shipping on ALL of our gifts, ALL year long.

If you’re into things like free shipping and rewards points, then our Passport membership program may be the perfect way to make your gifting easier (and more economical) than ever before.

  1. Not to be redundant, but we really need to ride this one home :). Get FREE unlimited standard 2 business day shipping / no service charge on all eligible orders.
  2. Our family is pretty awesome, and lucky members will get to enjoy perks from our ENTIRE family of brands. That includes 1-800-Flowers, 1-800-Baskets, FruitBouquets.com, Cheryl’s, Fannie May, The Popcorn Factory, Wolferman’s, and Harry & David.
  3. All of your purchases are put into one shared account for easy checkout between brands.
  4. There is no minimum order size which helps you gift (or receive) unlimited deliveries.
  5. No promo code is needed so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to add it to your order! Just sign in and it’s automatically applied.
  6. Since you are VIP, get exclusive member-only special offers and product previews.
  7. Never forget another occasion again with friendly gift reminders when important birthdays, anniversaries and holidays are coming up with Celebrations Reminders℠.
  8. Need a last-minute gift? No problem. Send last-minute gifts with same-day flower delivery for a reduced shipping rate.
  9. Celebrations Rewards: Get 1 point for every $1 spent. For every 200 points earned, you receive a $20 Savings Pass!
  10. Receive a FREE anniversary gift as a thank you for being a loyal customer.

Click here to visit our official Celebrations Passport page to signup and get all of the info you need about the program!

Floral Occasions & Holidays

What Kind of Flowers Should You Get For Graduation?

May 20, 2016

Graduation ceremonies are coming up quick, and if you’re attending one to celebrate someone’s accomplishments, giving a gift to a graduate, or throwing a graduation party, one thing you must definitely know about is flowers. Just like you would carefully consider the type of flowers used in a wedding or other formal event, it’s important to take the time and really think about what kind of floral arrangement, as well as what type of flower, is most appropriate for this occasion.

graduation gown and cap with white rose

To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a complete guide to graduation flowers below so that you can rest assured knowing the decisions you make are the right ones. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Create the Best Promposal

May 17, 2016

Although it may not be time to get married, all high school seniors are looking for a proposal of some sort – specifically, the promposal (ladies, you know what we’re talking about!). While yes, asking someone to prom over dinner may be all it takes for some couples, if you’re in high school or have been around high schoolers lately, you know that now, the name of the game is to go big or go home!

With that said, whether you’re looking for suggestions on how to get your significant other to ask you to prom, or if you’re the asker looking for some clever promposal ideas, here is how you can create the best promposal using flowers:

prom corsages

Spell It Out

Using the petals from her favorite flowers, spell out “prom?” or “will you go to prom with me?” and lead her to where you’ve done so by creating a flower trail that also uses petals. You can choose to spell out the words on the floor, on the table, or on a large poster that you hang up at school – just make sure you also have a bouquet of her favorite flowers waiting for her at the final destination too!
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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

How To Make Mom A Tourist On Mother’s Day

May 7, 2016

We know that traditional Mother’s Day plans usually include things like brunch or breakfast in bed, but it never hurts to try something a bit more out of the box! Take a minute to ask yourself this – even if you live super close to your state’s city, how many tourist attractions have you and mom actually ever seen? If your answer is something like “none” or “not many,” treat mom to a day out this Mother’s Day and hit up one of these hot spots:

Atlanta

Hello Hot’Lanta! There is so much for our southeast moms to check out in this incredible city – some of our favorite ATL attractions include:

The World of Coca-Cola – Learn about the history of coca-cola AND get a chance to taste over 100 flavors of coca-cola products!
The Georgia Aquarium – A must-see for all animal lovers, the Georgia Aquarium offers guests a chance to get up close and personal with some of the city’s best marine life!
SkyView Atlanta – Located right near the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, the SkyView ferris wheel offers the opportunity to check out amazing views of downtown Atlanta!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Gifts for New Moms on Their First Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016
Portrait of happy mother and baby at home

It doesn’t matter if she’s been a mom for five years, 50 years, or all of five minutes – all moms deserve some recognition on Mother’s Day! Focusing on the latter example, do you know someone who will be celebrating their first Mother’s Day this year? If you have a friend or family member that has recently started to experience motherhood for the first time, we’re here to help you find the perfect gift for her – check out our ideas below.

Portrait of happy mother and baby at home

Personalized Family Circle NecklacePersonalized Jewelry

Moms love anything that have to do with their children, and they also love jewelry, so put them together and present your new mom with a personalized piece that has their child’s name or picture on it! One of our favorite pieces is the personalized family circle necklace, which has been designed to represent the bond parents share with their children.

 

A Day At The Spa

Motherhood can be exhausting – especially for those who are just getting started! That said, give your new mom the opportunity to rest and unwind by taking the kids off her hands and sending her to the spa. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gifts for Grandma

May 5, 2016
Portrait of happy grandma, mother and daughter

When most people think about Mother’s Day, we have a pretty good feeling that their first thought solely revolves around their own mom. And while yes, Mother’s Day is designed for us to show our moms just how much we love and care for them, let’s not forget about those other motherly figures such as our grandmothers – they certainly deserve some attention too!

Portrait of happy grandma, mother and daughter

Once you’re done figuring out how you’ll recognize mom this year, it’s time to move onto grandma, and today, we’ve outlined a few gifts for you to help make your holiday planning a bit easier:

A Collage

Grandchildren are some of the most important people in the eyes of a grandparent, so why not make a collage filled with pictures of grandma’s granddaughters and grandsons? All you need to do is ask everyone in the family to send you some of their best photos, then you can be as creative as you’d like to put all of them together! Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

What Type Of Flower Is Your Mom?

May 3, 2016
Tulips with tag and text for mother's day on wooden background

Ask anyone what they’ll be getting mom for Mother’s Day, and we bet almost every response will include flowers. But considering how popular of a gift flowers are, we suggest that you not just select any flower, but rather, take your gift giving to the next level by finding a flower that is a perfect match to mom, her personality, and the bond you share!

Tulips with Happy Mother's Day Tag

Check out our Mother’s Day flowers guide below to learn which type of floral arrangement you should be selecting this year:

Roses

Mother’s day roses are an absolute classic, and thus, one of the most popular that people come to us for each Mother’s Day! Depending on the color you choose, roses can symbolize everything from love (red) to purity (white), friendship (yellow), joy (pink) and passion (orange). If you’re looking for a combination of emotions to describe mom and your relationship, you can even choose from a bouquet of mixed colors!

Mother's Day White & Pink Roses
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Gifting

Teacher Appreciation: Gift Ideas to Celebrate Favorite Teachers

May 2, 2016

dog flowers for teacherEach day for the past few months, your child’s teacher has spent hours patiently instructing, guiding and assisting a classroom full of impressionable children. Whether it’s Teacher Appreciation Day or not, you may wonder how to say thank you to your child’s favorite teacher. Your gift should express the depth of gratitude that you feel for this teacher’s hard work and joyful spirit.

Teachers have very important jobs. Each day they shape the future of our world as they mold the minds of children. Choose a teacher appreciation gift that will touch the heart of your child’s teacher whether it is on the first day or last day of school, the teacher’s birthday or just because.

Consider Personal Interests

Ask your child if he or she is aware of any of the teacher’s personal interests. If a teacher demonstrates a special fondness for gardening, a gardening kit consisting of a pretty watering can, gloves and some seed packets would be appreciated. A teacher who loves to cook might enjoy a basket of unusual spices for use at home. A chocolate-loving teacher would likely savor a box of gourmet chocolates as a special treat. If your child’s teacher has an affinity for special kinds of tea, you could create a basket containing a variety of herbal teas, a jar of honey and a CD of relaxing music. Continue Reading…

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Wine Tasting

May 1, 2016
mom-cheese-fruit-wine-hedge

A Unique Mother’s Day Activity to Wow Mom

Spring is here and Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you started to think about how you can show mom just how much you love her and how special she is? Hosting a Mother’s Day wine tasting is a fun way to spend time with mom for you to enjoy the holiday together!

The planning and preparation can be as much fun as the event itself! Getting together with a few of your and moms friends to plan a Mother Daughter Wine Tasting party, makes for a great girls day and for a guaranteed good time. In addition to the mother/daughter ideas, a Mother’s Day wine tasting for the whole family (21 and older of course!), can be equally as fun!

mom-cheese-fruit-wine-hedge
A rustic, natural Napa Valley-inspired wine tasting can make for the perfect setting to incorporate so many of the most popular trends: burlap, chalkboard, mason jars, monograms and Made in America.

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