Picture this: it’s the day before Valentine’s Day and you’re going over the romantic evening you’ve planned for you and your special someone when you realize you’ve forgotten one, possibly two, of the most important things…the flowers and a gift. At this point, you imagine your local florist must be backed up and you have absolutely no idea what to do to prevent your celebration from turning into a complete disaster. Don’t worry, deep breaths! For starters, there’s always same-day flower delivery when you order from someone like us. But, we also want to let you know that there are tons of other solutions that can put your mind at ease – here are some examples:
February 14th comes once each year, and every time the day is about to arrive, couples from all over can be found planning their Valentine’s Day dinner and perhaps a movie to follow. But who says you have to stick to tradition? Of course it’s always nice to get dressed up and spend the night out with the one you love, but your classic dinner and a movie date isn’t the only way to celebrate this romantic holiday.
That said, why not shake things up a bit this year? Below, we’ve compiled our very own list of unique ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your honey:
Meet Rooney the French Bulldog and go behind the scenes as this lovable pup helps with 1800Flowers’ Valentine’s Day flower selection. From stopping to smell the roses, to meeting a dog made of flowers, Rooney embarks on an exciting Valentine’s Day journey that is truly aDOGable… we mean adorable!
There’s nothing more exciting than receiving a beautiful pair of diamond earrings or that luxury watch you’ve been wanting on Valentine’s Day, but let’s face it – gifts like these are pricey! And they certainly aren’t the only items that can make or break a budget during this time of year – dinner, a huge bouquet of roses and a movie, followed by indulging in an assortment of delicious chocolates can add up too! But since we know you’re probably not just going to give your loved one a hug and move on, we’ve put together a few tips to help you approach this holiday even when things are tight.
Although Valentine’s Day is usually associated with the romantic kind of love, husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends aren’t the only ones who deserve some special attention – children do too! Just think back to when you were in elementary school and had the chance to pass out your Valentine’s Day cards and candies to your friends – it’s something we remember most about our holiday experiences in school, what about you? Nothing is more exciting for children than the opportunity to do something that someone they care about will hold close to their heart, which is why it’s up to you to make their Valentine’s Day one to remember! But in case you’re having trouble with where to start, we have a few ideas for you:
Roses are a timeless symbol of love and beauty, and shared as gifts of affection for as long as anyone can remember. And Valentine’s Day is like the Super Bowl of rose giving! As a matter of fact over 300 million roses will be given as gifts this Valentine’s.
Are you one of the lucky recipients? Not sure how to arrange your bouquet of fresh cut roses? I thought so! That’s why I created this video on arranging roses just for you. I break it down to 3 basic steps to help you create a beautiful bouquet in no time!
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, chances are you’re thinking about how you’ll wow your lucky lady once you two have a chance to be together – a romantic night in the city or a home cooked meal, perhaps. But aside from everything you can do when you’re side by side, don’t forget about making her feel special during the time that you’re apart. A great place to start? Surprise her at work! Although Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, you can still make a lasting impression on her and her co-workers by doing something special in the office on the Friday before or Monday after. Below are a few of our favorite office Valentine’s Day ideas. Continue Reading…
It feels really nice when someone sends you flowers. You feel special, can’t help but smile, and want your flowers—and that feeling—to last as long as possible.
To help you make your flowers last longer, we wanted to share some flower and rose care tips that are sure to prolong the life of your fresh blooms. Here’s my friend and 1-800 Flowers.com co-worker Nancy Egan to tell you a couple of things that you can do to keep your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible!
If your roses did not come arranged for you, you may be interested in my blog post, “How to Arrange Roses in a Vase Like a Pro,” featuring an easy to follow step-by-step video.
If you’re interested in preserving flowers in a unique way, you may also like my recent blog post, “How to Preserve Flowers in Wax.” In this fun DIY blog post, I demonstrate how to easily preserve flowers in wax to enjoy their beauty for a long time.
Although you shouldn’t need an excuse to express your feelings to someone that you care about, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to do so. Are you starting to think about who you’ll write to this year? Remember – Valentine’s Day isn’t just limited to husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends; you can also show your appreciation for moms, dads and friends too! Before you sit down to start writing out your cards this year, take a look at our Valentine’s Day card message ideas to get your juices flowing.
My Favorite Rose Secrets
- Hydration is what’s it’s all about so be sure to get you roses in water as soon as possible.
- Fill a clean vase ¾ of the way with warm water.
- Add a packet of flower food according to package directions. Flower food contains a biocide to kill bacteria, an acidifier to help stems drink water, and a sugar to nourish the blooms. If you don’t have any commercially prepared flower food you can make your own recipe at home by adding three teaspoons of lemon-lime soda (non-diet) and one teaspoon of bleach to one quart of water. The soda provides the food source (sugar) and the acidifier and the bleach will help prevent bacteria growth.
- Another way to prevent bacteria growth in the water is to remove all foliage from you flower stems that would fall below the water line, before placing your flowers in the vase.
- Right before placing your flowers in the prepared vase give the bottom of each stem a fresh cut – on an angle. Cutting the stem on an angle prevents the stem from sitting flush on the bottom of the vase thus allowing maximum water intake.
- Check the water level in your vase on a daily basis and add fresh water as needed.
- After 3-4 days repeat these steps for optimum vase life!
Learn how to arrange roses with step-by-step instructions in my latest blog post here.