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Unique Vase Ideas

Who knew that making your flowers look extravagant can be so simple? Placing your beautiful flowers in either a hand made vase or a unique container around your house can be a fun and decorative way to display your flowers … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2014 #AllAboutMom Twitter Party

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 … Continue reading

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#MyMom Mothers Day 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 … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Shop at Burlington Coat Factory & Receive a Coupon for 1-800-Flowers.com

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 … Continue reading

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Happy National Puppy Day!

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 … Continue reading

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Midnight Red’s Roses 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 … Continue reading

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Winter Weather Advisory Update for Valentine’s Day Delivery

As Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, we’re monitoring the severe weather on the East Coast and doing everything we can to keep you updated on delays. While we can’t control the weather, as the leading floral & gifting company, we stand … Continue reading

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How Valentine’s Day is Celebrated Around the World

七夕– Valentinstag – Valentine’s Day — Día del Amor y la Amistad Valentine’s Day is a beautiful holiday celebrated in many countries throughout the world. Although the name of the holiday and date observed may differ, the same spirit of … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers Teams up With Google Wallet This Valentine’s Day

1-800-Flowers and Google Wallet have teamed up this Valentine’s Day to deliver even more smiles with a special promotion that will WOW you! If you’re a Google Wallet user, you can save $15 on your purchase when you choose to … Continue reading

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1800Flowers Family Members Go Red for National Wear Red Day

American Heart Association Celebrates 10 Years of Going Red! Here at 1800Flowers.com we’re all about wearing red throughout the month of February for one of our favorite holidays Valentine’s Day, but today we wear red for a really amazing cause. … Continue reading

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#HOW2WOW Valentines Day 2014 Social Media Sweepstakes

Tell us #HOW2WOW you this Valentine’s Day (and maybe drop a not subtle hint!). Tweet or Instagram a product from 1800Flowers.com that would WOW you, and you could receive a sweet surprise from us. Click here to view a list … Continue reading

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Wow Me Now Valentine’s Day 2014 Facebook Sweepstakes

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2014 WOW Me Now 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 … Continue reading

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Enter the 1800flowers “Twitter Party” Valentines Day Sweepstakes!

Join @1800Flowers on Twitter for the official kickoff to the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day! There will be tons of giveaways & prizes for anyone who RSVP and joins the party, plus great gift ideas. Date: 1/29/2014 … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Centerpiece this Thanksgiving with sMARt Tips from Expert Mar Jennings

Celebrations.com Expert Mar Jennings shows how to take your Thanksgiving decor from drab to fab with centerpiece ideas that are sure to inspire, no matter the size of your table! Watch this video featuring sMARt tips and impress your Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 Facebook Sweepstakes

This Thanksgiving we’ll be giving five contest participants a Fresh Flower Cornucopia. Participants enter by sharing a funny story about getting home for Thanksgiving and why it’s important that they spend this holiday with their family. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® 2013 Turkey Day … Continue reading

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August Cookie Competition with Web Marketing

At every company, each department has a little special something that helps bring them together. At 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the Web Marketing team has their monthly cooking competition. This month’s competition was all about COOKIES! The Web Marketing Team is pretty serious … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Online and Mobile Marketing Intern Keith Crumpler

Online and Mobile Marketing intern Keith Crumpler shares his internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how he has contributed to the Marketing team and how he has learned from his summer internship: ” Working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this past summer has been one … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Business Gift Services Intern Melissa Meehan

“When I heard first heard about the chance to intern at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I immediately took action. As a rising senior at Marist College, I researched the company, learned about their mission and values and immediately knew that the environment would … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Marketing Intern Ishan Prasad

Marketing intern Ishan Prasad shares his internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how he has contributed to the Marketing team and how he has learned from his summer internship: “With a specialized degree such as “Financial Engineering”, there weren’t many choices for … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Bloomnet Marketing Intern Raymond Saccone

Bloomnet Marketing Intern Raymond Saccone shares his internal perspective of his experience here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. “My internship here at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been a great experience for me so far. When I first came into the company in January 2013 I … Continue reading

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The INTERNal Perspective of Direct Floral Merchandising Intern John Flanagan

“When I was originally offered an internship in the Merchandising department at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I was a bit nervous. As a Biology major at Villanova University, I had absolutely no business background and a rudimentary understanding of what merchandising even meant. … Continue reading

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Baby Gift Giving Traditions Around the World

With all the interest surrounding the birth of the royal baby, we’ve pulled together some of the most unique baby gift giving traditions from different cultures around the world. Here are some of our favorites: Egypt In Egypt, a palm with … Continue reading

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM 2013 Summer of a Million Smiles Sweepstakes Winners

1-800-Flowers is celebrating a Summer of a Million Smiles! But, the smiles don’t have to stop with this summer. Enter our “Summer of a Million Smiles” Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a flower arrangement every month for one … Continue reading

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1800Flowers.com Summer of a Million Smiles Program Delivers Smiles…with a Twist!

On a relatively quiet Friday afternoon, our Smile Team ventured to the Massapequa 1800Flowers retail store to deliver smiles to our customers and passers-by. Since it happened to be June 21st, the first day of summer, the team created an … Continue reading

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Delivering Smiles to Dads and Daughters

On Tuesday, June 4th, members of the 1-800-Flowers.com Smile Squad delivered smiles to the Franklin Elementary School in Hempstead, NY by hand-delivering floral corsages for the school’s first annual Father Daughter Dance. 1-800-Flowers.com participated in the event because of the … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day 2013!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, moms-to-be, aunts, and all other special mother figures in your life! On Saturday, May 11, Saturday Night Live welcomed back Kristen Wiig and this Mother’s Day video was a true surprise … Continue reading

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® “Surprise and Delight” Sweepstakes

  Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM #MyMom Sweepstakes on Twitter, and each day and you could win a beautiful Mother’s Day arrangement. Enter the sweepstakes by simply tweeting to @1800flowers using the hashtag #MYMOM in your tweet! View contest rule details below. … Continue reading

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt Contest

1-800-FLOWERS.COM is challenging Twitter users to a Mother’s Day Scavenger Hunt.  Search through fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas to find the featured Mother’s Day Gift of the Day and a chance to win products for the upcoming holiday! The Scavenger … Continue reading

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Vote for Your Favorite Mother’s Day Bouquet Online & You Could Win a Free Bouquet!

Mother’s Day is all about getting mom what she loves! We want to know what your mom loves so vote for your favorite Mother’s Day bouquet by “liking” our Mother’s Day floral arrangements! We’ll also be choosing five random voters to win a free Mother’s … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day 2013 is Wednesday, April 24. Most businesses require a lot of time and effort from any number of employees in order to function at their best, all the time. Administrative Professionals Day is a celebration of the amazing people that … Continue reading

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Spring Family of Brands Sweepstakes

Winners 1. Christine Paine 2. Jennifer Sullivan 3. Josie Myers 4. Keisha Wise 5. Kristy Beroth 6. Robin Day 7. Sadia Shaikh 8. Vickie Maxwell 9. Stephen Raleigh

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® International Women’s Day Treats & Trivia Contest on Twitter

International Women’s Day is Friday, March 8th, but 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is starting the celebration early with its newly launched “Women’s Week” Floral Collection and a Twitter Treats Trivia Contest! International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women worldwide and inspires the … Continue reading

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Valentines Day Flowers in the 1800Flowers Lobby

It’s beginning to look a lot like Valentine’s Day in the 1-800-flowers.com lobby! This week’s Valentines floral arrangement features scattered red rose petals and pink tulips!

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Valentine’s Treats & Trivia Contest on Twitter

As we join Cupid in gearing up for Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate the spirit of the season with loving quotes and questions! Taken from Celebrating Love: Share, Remember, Cherish, these fun tidbits and factoids are a perfect way to prepare … Continue reading

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Enter the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Treats and Trivia Contest on Twitter

As we dive into the Holidays, let’s celebrate the spirit of the season with Christmas Trivia! Taken from Celebrating Christmas: Share, Remember, Cherish these fun tidbit and factoids are a perfect way to kick-off Christmas day! Enter the contest by … Continue reading

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Colorful Wedding Bouquets

Need ideas for lovely wedding bouquets? Adding color to your bridesmaid bouquets alongside an elegant and white bridal bouquet can really make the bride stand out, even more than she already does! One of the 1800FLOWERS franchise stores in Fairfax, … Continue reading

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Cooking With Zucchini Flowers

Cooking with zucchini flowers is a delicious delicasy, especially in Italy.  They can be found in pasta dishes, risotto and even with ricotta cheese. But the dish that is most popular is fried zucchini flowers.  Zucchini flowers are commonly battered and fried … Continue reading

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College Gardens: Michigan State University W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens

Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan is fortunate enough to have one of the oldest and most beautiful collegiate botanical gardens in the United States: The W.J. Beal Botanical Garden.In fact, it is the oldest continuously operated university botanical … Continue reading

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Baby Sloths Eating Hibiscus Flowers

Did you know baby sloths LOVE to eat hibiscus flowers? It’s like “chocolate for them” according to this beyond adorable video from Animal Planet, which was too cute for us not to share the love!

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The Olympic Games Past & Present

Seeing all of the Olympic Bouquets has really got us in the Olympic spirit! The idea of the Olympic Games was conceived in ancient Greece but ended around the time of 393 and 426 AD. The Games started up again … Continue reading

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College Gardens: University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichol Arboretum

Some colleges are lucky to have either a botanical garden or arboretum located on or near their campus, however the University of Michigan has the great fortune of having both within walking distance of campus. The Matthaei Botanical Gardens which … Continue reading

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Flower Face Painting DIY

How To Face Paint Flowers Birthdays, carnivals, bat mitzvahs, flower shows and block parties are perfect events to offer flower face painting. Painted flowers look beautiful on every skin tone and will help brighten a customer’s day. Before face painting … Continue reading

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Official 2012 London Olympic Flowers

The pageantry of the Olympics is unlike any other. It is a spectacle that puts the host country on display. The host country is able to show off to the world its cities, its people, and even its agriculture. The … Continue reading

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College Gardens: Furman University Asia Garden

Furman University Asia Garden brings an Asian feel to Greenville, South Carolina. The university’s Asia Gardens feature authentic Asian horticulture. The university has an exchange program with Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Osakawa, Japan which is how they are able … Continue reading

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How to Make Red, White and Blue Dipped Strawberries

Making your Fourth of July a patriotic one can be simple and sweet with these red, white and blue dipped strawberries. Follow these simple steps to make your sweet treat look decadent and delicious at your Fourth of July barbeque. Ingredients Needed … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Gifts Under $50

Looking for a thoughtful Father’s Day gift doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. With the help of 1800Flowers, you can still get your dad a clever gift for less than $50.  By reading this blog post, you will soon learn … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas

Father’s Day is a day to honor your father for all he has done and all his hard work in providing for you. Reverse the roles this Father’s Day and cater to your dad with a warm, delicious breakfast in bed! Make dad … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Card Message Ideas

Father’s Day is a time to show dad how much you really care about him, and what better way to express your love than with a card message written from the heart?  Personalizing cards for Father’s Day with a simple but sweet … Continue reading

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Unique Corsages and Boutonnieres for Prom

The 1-800-Flowers Conroy’s Mission Viejo, California florist does amazing and unique corsages and boutonnieres for prom.  This prom season, Owner Sonal Kapadia says “we are promoting orchids all the way.”  Check out some of their floral artwork below.

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Memorial Day History & Floral Traditions

Memorial Day 2012 is on Monday, May 28, 2012. Memorial Day is a federal holiday that is observed each year on the final Monday of May. The history of Memorial Day goes all the way back to the Civil War. … Continue reading

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New Moms Get a Special Flower Delivery for Mother’s Day

Some proud new mommies got a big surprise this Mother’s Day when caring members of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM community stopped by the newly-built Katz Women’s Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park to spread smiles—and a whole … Continue reading

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What Are Garden Roses?

Did you know that there are more than 15,000 different types of rose species and cultivated varieties worldwide?  Among these is the Garden Rose; a luxuriously timeless classic, known for its frothy petals, vintage look, and sweet fragrance.  Not to … Continue reading

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Sharing Smiles at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

Recently, 1800-FLOWERS.COM® employees made a special delivery to “the House that Love Built”: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. We dropped by on Mother’s Day and handed out over 40 arrangements to the families living there as well as the … Continue reading

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From the Flower Farms to You for Mother’s Day 2012

With the inability to control Mother Nature, Kevin Cochran, Vice President of Procurement at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, has a tough job year round to ensure our flowers safely and beautifully get from the flower farms to you. In this Petal Talk flower … Continue reading

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Blooming Flowers Video for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day the 1800Flowers team put together a blooming flowers video to resemble the beauty of a blossoming mother-child relationship from early stages to the full bloom.  

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From Our Mothers to Yours: Meet the 1800Flowers Moms

To help celebrate Mother’s Day around the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM offices, we honored 10 fabulous moms from our 1800Flowers family with their favorite Mother’s Day flowers! Check out their floral arrangement favorites and what they love most about being a mom. Chandra … Continue reading

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1800Flowers Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell for Mother’s Day

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Founder and CEO, Jim McCann, had an exciting morning as he rang the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to celebrate Mother’s Day!  Flower friends from the 1800FLOWERS team … Continue reading

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The History of Mother’s Day

Celebrating Moms from Ancient Times to Present Mothers have been celebrated and honored in cultures since the beginning of human history.  In ancient Egypt festivities were routinely held in honor of the goddess Isis, who was otherwise known as the … Continue reading

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1800Flowers Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day 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! … Continue reading

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

With 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 … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas

Breakfast 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 … Continue reading

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Love Songs for Romantic Card Messages

Roses 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 … Continue reading

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Floriade 2012, Netherlands’ Garden Party

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 … Continue reading

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Petal Talk Chats with Woburn, Massachusetts Florist Lisa Sandoe

Local florist Lisa Sandoe has 1800Flowers flower shops in Woburn and Melrose, Massachusetts and has been in the floral business for over 25 years.   Lisa did a question and answer session to talk about her flowers experience, local city, favorite flower seasons … Continue reading

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How to Choose Wedding Flowers for Your Special Day

Choosing wedding flowers is a big decision! In addition to selecting the color and types of flowers, you have to decide how many flowers you want to use, whether you want to include flowers in your centerpieces and whether to … Continue reading

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