Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

What Type Of Flower Is Your Mom?

May 3, 2016

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

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? How about getting together with a few of your friends to plan a Mother Daughter Wine Tasting party. The planning and preparation can be as much fun as the event itself.

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A rustic, natural Napa Valley-inspired wine tasting is 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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Inside the 1800Flowers Offices

Take Your Child to Work Day 2016

April 29, 2016
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CARLE PLACE, NY – On Thursday, April 29th, 2016, 1-800-Flowers.com celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at the corporate headquarters in Long Island. Every year 1-800-Flowers.com has an amazing time participating in Take Your Child to Work Day, to help teach today’s youth about different employment opportunities.

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This year’s Take Your Child to Work Day agenda was a “home run!” In addition to taking a tour to learn about different areas of our business from marketing to merchandising, our young guests also received hands-on decorating and design experience. From a floral design class with one of our top designers, to dipping strawberries in chocolate from one of our FruitBouquets.com experts, to creatively decorating Cheryl’s cookies and popcorn balls, the kids had a lot of fun, while learning, too! As an added bonus, the children also got to meet a very special guest! But enough writing, we’ll let the pictures do the talking to give you a “play-by-play” of this special day!

Decorating Chocolate Strawberries with FruitBouquets.com

The kids started out the day with a presentation about FruitBouquets.com. Talented Designer Diana taught the kids all of her tricks of the trade on how to dip the perfect chocolate covered strawberries! Within minutes, the kids were able to create (and eat :)) their own chocolate berries!

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

10 Ways to Honor Thy Mother This Mother’s Day

April 27, 2016

Our moms mean absolutely everything to us, and we bet yours mean the same to you! And although we definitely don’t need an excuse to let them know just how much we love and appreciate them, Mother’s Day is a pretty perfect opportunity to do so.

Woman with her Mom

What do you have planned to honor mom on Mother’s Day this year? Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to celebrate and honor her in case you’re out of ideas. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Celebrate Arbor Day with These Fun Facts and Tree Planting Tips

April 27, 2016

Did you know that Arbor Day is an internationally celebrated holiday?  In fact, each country has their own date for Arbor Day which depends on the climate and planting seasons of their region.  In the United States, Arbor Day 2016 is April 29th!
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What is Arbor Day?

Arbor Day is a day to celebrate the role trees have in our lives. People and communities are encouraged to plant trees as well as care for existing trees in the neighborhood.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Quotes For Your Mother’s Day Card

April 26, 2016
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Tulip With Mother's Day CardThere may still be a few weeks left before Mother’s Day arrives, but it’s never too early to start planning what you’ll say in your Mother’s Day card! In addition to letting mom know how much we love and appreciate her, one of our favorite things to do is bring out the Hallmark in us and insert a quote or two! Check out a few of our favorites below:

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” – Oscar Wilde

“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana

“Mom, when thoughts of you are in our hearts, we are never far from home.” – Anonymous

“A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place.” – Amy Tan

"A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place" - Amy Tan

“Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.”
– Mitch Albom

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.” - Sarah Josepha Hale

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.” – Sarah Josepha Hale

“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.” - Sarah Josepha Hale

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids

April 25, 2016

Although it feels like we were just celebrating the New Year and Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day is already just about here! For husbands, adult children, and even parents of parents who have celebrated many Mother’s Days, picking out the perfect gift can be easy. On the other hand, though, younger children may not be so sure about what to get or do for mom that will have her smiling from ear to ear – that’s why we’re here to help!

Beautiful happy little girl coloring for Mother's Day

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How-To's

How to Make a Kentucky Derby Hat With Flowers

April 25, 2016

If deep inside you there is a Southern belle just waiting to shine, then the Kentucky Derby is your chance to set her free with a standout statement hat! Even if you can’t make it to Churchill Downs, there are Kentucky Derby parties happening all across the country. If you don’t already have plans, then having the opportunity to strut your stuff like a lady is as good a reason as any to throw your own Derby party.

Kentucky Derby Flower Hat

You can have lots of fun creating your own unique hat with a little creativity and very little money. In doing a little research I learned that a wide brim is key. Not only will it keep the sun off your pretty face, but it adds so much drama, so I say the bigger the brim the better! Adorning your hat with flowers, feathers, lace or ribbon completes the look and is said to bring luck to gamblers at the race. In keeping with the Derby theme–also known as the Run for the Roses–I chose red roses as the centerpiece for my adornment, with a little bit of black tulle, and finished it off with a daisy crown around the brim. After all, a girl wants to look good coming and going! Continue Reading…