Author Archives: Stella Katsipoutis

Meet 1800Flowers Military Heroes and Families Through the Employee Spotlight’s Patriotic Edition

Summertime is the perfect season to salute the men and women who have dedicated their lives to defending the red, white and blue between Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, and July 4th. Although we may not realize … Continue reading

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Nice Things to Do for Mom on Mother’s Day

Whether she’s helping you run errands, cooking up your favorite meal, or watching the kids so you and your lovebird can get some alone time, your supermom always comes to the rescue when you need help. When Mother’s Day rolls … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Craft: DIY Candy Bouquet for Mom

No one is sweeter than Mom. So while you’re waiting for her fresh Mother’s Day flowers to arrive in the mail, get creative and make her a truly original arrangement entirely out of sugary treats! This gorgeous DIY candy bouquet … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Administrative Professionals Day: Creative Ways to Brighten up Your Office Space

Administrative Professionals Day 2014 is coming up on April 23! It has also been called Administrative Professionals’ Week which begins April 21.—So all you secretaries, receptionists and office workers, get your headquarters ready: It’s your time to shine! You are … Continue reading

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How to Say Mom in Different Languages

There may be a million different ways to say her name, but there’s only one special mom your heart belongs to. So this Mother’s Day, show her how one-of-a-kind she is: Instead of calling her the usual “Ma” or “Mom,” … Continue reading

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The History of Easter Baskets

When Easter hops along, kids of all ages look forward to one thing the most: getting a beautiful Easter basket stuffed with Easter eggs, chocolate, candy, toys and more. Today, these little bundles of Easter treats aren’t just a simple … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Bridal Bouquet That’s Perfect for You and Your Wedding

The bridal bouquet is more than a bunch of flowers that you carry down the aisle or use as a prop for your wedding photos. It’s a living, breathing symbol of a fresh start—the beginning of a beautiful, happy and … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine’s Day Décor: How to Make Tissue Paper Roses!

Remember when we decked the halls with tissue paper flowers? Well, now it’s time to put a fancy twist on an old favorite. The most romantic day of they year is almost here, so let’s get your house ready for … Continue reading

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Ring in 2014 with New Years Party Ideas!

Bottoms up! It’s time to raise a toast to another exciting year past … and the promise of new opportunities in the year ahead. So gather your old acquaintances that shall never be forgot (plus some new friends you’ve made … Continue reading

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All About Kwanzaa

It’s time to honor family ties, community bonds and African-American culture: Kwanzaa 2013 begins Thursday, December 26, and ends on Wednesday, January 1! Kwanzaa History and Traditions Kwanzaa began back in 1966, when Professor Maulana Karenga of California State University, Long … Continue reading

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Why Christmas Poinsettias Are THE Holiday Flower

Nothing conjures up images of a traditional Christmas celebration quite like the rich, velvety poinsettia plant. Since these blooms have become so tightly connected with the winter holidays, we bet you didn’t know they’re actually tropical! Here’s how Christmas poinsettias … Continue reading

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Merry Family Activities for Christmas

With all the hustle and bustle of shopping for the perfect Christmas gifts, it’s easy to lose sight of what the holiday is truly meant for: spending quality time with the family, passing down timeless traditions and spreading the spirit of … Continue reading

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DIY Stocking Stuffer Idea: Flower Soap!

The Christmas tree is decorated and packed to the gills with presents, but what about those empty stockings hanging over the fireplace? If you’re in need of a fast and easy DIY stocking stuffer idea, make your own miniature flower … Continue reading

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How to Make Tissue Paper Flower Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree

If you want a more casual, low-maintenance alternative to our fresh flower ornaments for your Christmas tree, look no further! Create these super-fun, super-festive tissue paper flowers instead. They look just like real flowers, and their decorating potential isn’t limited … Continue reading

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How to Make Fresh Flower Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are thy flowers! Bring your tree to life this season and decorate it with some beautiful fresh blooms. All you need is some festive Christmas flowers and a few clear glass ornaments … Continue reading

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How to Make Someone Smile Just Because!

Sometimes, you don’t even need a special reason or occasion to tell someone how great they are. If you know someone who brightens your every day, there are plenty of ways to return the favor. Here’s how to make someone smile … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Halloween Costume Idea: How to Make a DIY Flower Costume

Looking for a last-minute Halloween costume for you or your kids? Instead of dropping close to $100 at the Halloween warehouse, get inspired by your favorite blooms and make this adorable DIY flower costume instead. It’s fast, fun and cheap: … Continue reading

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Sweet Ideas for Sweetest Day Gifts

Sweetest Day is on Saturday, October 19, 2013! In our “What Is Sweetest Day?” blog post, you may have learned that Sweetest Day is the sugary-est holiday of the year, where you can show your love and appreciation to friends and … Continue reading

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What Is Sweetest Day?

Mark your calendars: Sweetest Day is on October 19, 2013! What is Sweetest Day, you ask? It’s the sugary-est holiday of the year, and it’s celebrated on the third Saturday of October. History of Sweetest Day It all started back … Continue reading

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Boss’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Personality

It’s time to celebrate the head honcho with some Boss’s Day gift ideas! Boss’s Day, which is observed on October 16, is a day for employees to acknowledge their managers for all of the hard work they do throughout the … Continue reading

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How to Honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

It’s time to go pink: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Charities are teaming up with women across theU.S.to raise awareness of the disease, fight for a cure and provide support to affected families. According to the American Cancer … Continue reading

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Real Fall Wedding Inspiration: Kerri’s Enchanted Forest Wedding Flowers

Get Inspired by These Fall Wedding Ideas From a Real 1-800-Flowers Bride! When our Online Marketing Manager, Kerri, married her prince charming on September 15, 2012, it was only fitting that they have an enchanting fairy tale wedding. And with … Continue reading

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Inspirational Flower Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Does a fresh, fantastically fragrant bouquet of blossoms always paint a smile on your face? You’re not alone! For ages, famous names and faces all around the world have been raving about the flower’s feel-good powers. Here are 22 well-known … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Wife Gift Ideas for Wife Appreciation Day!

Husbands, mark your calendars: September 22 is Wife Appreciation Day! For those of you who haven’t heard of this little-known unofficial holiday, it’s set aside for husbands to show their wives how thankful they are for everything they do … especially all … Continue reading

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Real Fall Wedding Inspiration: Marianna’s Vineyard Wedding Flowers

Get Inspired by These Wine-Themed Wedding Ideas From a Real 1-800-Flowers Bride! When Marianna, our Senior Email Marketing Manager, exchanged vows with her hubby, Chris (who also works at 1-800-Flowers as Director of Merchandising!), on November 19, 2011, it was … Continue reading

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All About Sunflowers

With its strong stature, its giant round shape and its brilliant yellow color, the sunflower truly looks like a droplet of golden sun. It’s no wonder its proper name, Helianthus anuus, comes from the Greek words “helios” (or “sun”) and … Continue reading

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All About Daisies

With their long, colorful petals bursting like rays of sunlight, daisies are the perfect flowers for delivering warm smiles to those we love most. But this beautiful blossom isn’t just an American favorite; its bright and cheery spirit is cherished by … Continue reading

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Fruit Nutrition Facts

Delicious Health Food From Mother Nature Put down that cupcake! If you’re in need of a snack that satisfies your tummy and your health, swap the sugar for a piece of fruit. These juicy little treats don’t just boast low … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Elders: Everything You Need to Know About National Grandparents Day!

They aren’t just the wise leaders of the family. They’re the caring, selfless individuals who brought your parents to life, and helped raise you with love and tenderness too. They’re Grandma and Grandpa, and it’s time to honor them on … Continue reading

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Quick Flower Tip: Store Your Bouquet in the Fridge to Keep it Fresh

Your flowers can really take a beating from the heat, especially during summertime. Too-high temps can lead to floppy petals, causing a healthy arrangement to fall flat before its time. To keep your bouquet strong and healthy, try this super-simple … Continue reading

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What Fruits Are in Season?

A ripe, juicy piece of fruit makes a satisfying and healthy snack for any time of day … and a delicious gift for any occasion! But whether you’re throwing a birthday party or just preparing dinner on a weeknight, you … Continue reading

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The Hottest 2013 Wedding Flower Trends

If you’re a bride on the hunt for the perfect floral theme for your wedding, we have three words of advice for you: Stir things up! This year, mixed-and-matched bridal flowers are all the rage. Bringing together different yet complementary … Continue reading

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Easy and Elegant DIY Flower Place Cards for Your Wedding

These days, DIY brides are always looking for new, creative and inexpensive ideas to help their guests find their places at the table. But sometimes the simplest place cards make for the prettiest, most elegant tablescapes. And what could be … Continue reading

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How to Decorate Back to School Notebooks With Flowers

Now that your little scholar’s wardrobe is complete with a DIY flower headband for the new school year, it’s time to glam up her school supplies too! Every child loves a cool and unique notebook, so why not make her … Continue reading

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How to Make a DIY Flower Headband for Back to School

A brand-new school year is waiting to bloom, and you know what that means: Your little girl will want to look picture-perfect on her first day! A DIY flower headband is the perfect accessory for your straight-A student to express … Continue reading

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Beachy August Birthday Gift Ideas Inspired by the August Birthstone

Those with August birthdays are true beach babies: They were born in one of the hottest months of the year, perfect for heading out to the coast and enjoying the sun, sand and waves. Even their birthstone, the peridot—known as … Continue reading

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Thoughtful July Birthday Gift Ideas for the One You Love

Just like the sunny summer month they were born in, our loved ones with July birthdays are warm, bright and always cheerful. So when their big day comes along, giving them a thoughtful present is the perfect way to show … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers.com Summer of a Million Smiles Program Delivers 4th of July Smiles to Northport VA Medical Center

On Monday July 1, 2013, the 1-800-Flowers.com Summer of a Million Smiles program gave a special 4th of July salute to the war veterans at Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, N.Y. To show our heroes appreciation and gratitude … Continue reading

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4th of July Fun Facts: 15 Things You May Not Know About America’s Birthday

Happy 4th of July! To celebrate the birthday of our beautiful country, we’ve put together a list of 15 little-known 4th of July fun facts. So gather ’round the barbecue grill and show off your patriotic pride by sharing this … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Having an Awesome Beach Picnic This Summer

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Picnic and Make a DIY Beach Flower Centerpiece! Hitting the shore for a day of good food, good weather and good company? Don’t let the sand and ocean breeze put a damper on your … Continue reading

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Summer Flowers and Plants That Beat the Summer Heat

Looking for a plant that’ll stand up to the sun’s scorching rays? Here’s our list of the best summer flowers and plants that really know how to flourish on even the hottest of days. Plus, we’ve recommended our top arrangements for … Continue reading

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The Best Summer Wedding Flowers in Season Right Now

With its clear, sunny skies and its abundant fields of colorful flowers, summertime is every bride’s dream! More flowers are in full bloom now than in any other season, so there’s a whole rainbow of blossoms to choose from for … Continue reading

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Make Your 4th of July Flowers Pop With DIY Sparklers!

Forget the rockets’ red glare: This DIY project will make your 4th of July flowers shine brighter than the fireworks bursting in the air! Light up the summer sky and your favorite red, white and blue blossoms with a few … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Red, White and Blue With a DIY 4th of July Vase for Your Flowers!

O, say can you see … your flowers shining so brilliantly? With its broad stripes and bright stars, this DIY luminary 4th of July vase makes the perfect décor for your patriotic celebration. Show off its star-spangled beauty indoors or … Continue reading

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Salute the Flag: Make Your Own DIY 4th of July Wreath!

Raise your flags up high; it’s almost time to celebrate the 4th of July! Salute the stars and stripes with a firecrackin’ fun decoration for your front door. This DIY 4th of July wreath is surprisingly easy to make: All … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers.com Partners With the Cancer Research Institute to Help Conquer Cancer

It’s time to stand up and join the fight against cancer: June is Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month! Every day, new advances are being made in a revolutionary new treatment called cancer immunotherapy: a type of therapy that strengthens the immune … Continue reading

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Score a Hole in One on Father’s Day With These Golf Gift Ideas for Dad!

Fore! Father’s Day 2013 is headed straight for us in just a few days, so now is the best time to look ahead and find the perfect gift for Dad. If playing a round at the local golf course is your … Continue reading

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Getting to Know the 1800Flowers.com Dads: A Father’s Day 2013 Celebration

These hardworking superdads deliver smiles at work and at home! We’d like to introduce you to the 1800Flowers.com dads, whom we have the pleasure of working with every day. Here’s what they love best about being a father … and which truly … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Around the World

Today, Father’s Day is celebrated with special gifts for Dad not only in the United States, but all over the globe! Here’s a complete calendar of Father’s Day dates around the world:

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1-800-Flowers.com Kicks off the Summer of a Million Smiles Program at Walnut Street Elementary School

On Friday, May 31st, the 1-800-Flowers.com Smile Squad kicked off this year’s Summer of a Million Smiles program at Walnut Street Elementary School in Uniondale, N.Y., in celebration of the 1-800-Flowers.com plant sale. Third grade students were smiling wide when they … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Gift Idea: DIY Construction Boot Bouquet

Think the special dad in your life wouldn’t want to get flowers for Father’s Day? Think again. No father can resist a beautiful bouquet in a brand-new pair of shoes! A manly DIY construction boot bouquet does double duty as … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Craft for Kids: How to Make Father’s Day Gift Bags!

Father’s Day is a holiday when—after a long year of hard work—Dad finally gets to sit back, spend quality time with his family and be pampered like the king he is. And no one is more excited to shower their … Continue reading

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Celebrating Dad: The History of Father’s Day

When you were a kid, you knew him as Prince Charming, Mr. Fix-It, and a Superman. Today, you see him as the strong, loving and supportive role model he’s always been—and always will be. Who is he? It’s Dad, of … Continue reading

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How to Help the Oklahoma Tornado Victims

As news about the heartbreaking devastation caused by the tornado in Oklahoma continues to pour in, today we’d like to take a moment to step away from our usual flower-themed posts and show our love and support for those in … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers.com Helps Salute Fallen Heroes at the USS Intrepid’s Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

Time to pay tribute to America’s bravest: Memorial Day is Monday, May 27! Every year on the last Monday in May, we honor the courageous men and women in the armed forces who have lost their lives. The holiday, originally known … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mother’s Day 2013 at the Office: Meet Our 1800Flowers Moms

Here at the 1800Flowers headquarters, Mother’s Day is the biggest celebration of the year! To honor the talented mamas who help make up our great team, we’d like you to meet our 1800Flowers moms. Find out why being a mom … Continue reading

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1-800-Flowers.com Rings in Mother’s Day 2013 at the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony

On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-Flowers.com, had the honor of ringing the Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to kick off Mother’s Day! The 1-800-Flowers team and their friends—including Brian Brewer, … Continue reading

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How to Say Flower in Different Languages

Shakespeare was right: A flower called by any other name would still smell just as sweet … and it’d look just as beautiful too! But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun learning all the different names that blooms … Continue reading

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Orchids, Orchids Everywhere! Touring the 2013 Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

Every spring, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is transformed into a dazzling showcase for one of the world’s most beautiful and exotic flowers: the orchid. This year, for the 11th straight year in a row, the biggest orchid show … Continue reading

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts for New Moms

No one is more excited to celebrate Mother’s Day than a brand-new mommy! Make her first big day a memorable one: Give her something that’ll always remind her of her proudest moment as a mom. To help you find the … Continue reading

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The Sweetest Mother’s Day Quotes: Because Mom Deserves the Best

Your mom means so much to you: She’s your best friend, your guardian, your idol. So when you’re penning her Mother’s Day card, it’s only natural to be at a loss for words. After all, how can you ever really … Continue reading

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How to Care for the Planet on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! It’s time to show Mother Nature some love. We have plenty of great ways you can celebrate … and help the environment at the same time! Read on to find out more about how to care for … Continue reading

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The History of the Easter Lily & How It Became the Most Popular Easter Flower

Easter is almost here, and there’s only one flower that can really capture the sacred spirit of the holiday: the Easter lily! The pure white color of this blossom has long symbolized the purity, hope and new life of spring, … Continue reading

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All About Bougainvillea Flowers: One of the Caribbean’s Most Beautiful Tropical Blooms

Once upon a time, the hibiscus was my all-time favorite tropical flower. But on a recent cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, an even more exotic bloom caught my eye … and stole my heart: bougainvillea. Whether I was strolling along … Continue reading

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Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Spice up Your Easter Egg Hunt With These Helpful Tips The hunt is on! This weekend, tracking down those Easter eggs doesn’t have to be a plain old game of hide-and-seek. Check out these creative Easter egg hunt ideas and … Continue reading

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Top 6 Most Beautiful and Unique Tulip Types

You know it’s spring when those long, lovely tulip stems start peeking out of the ground! There are more than 1,000 different tulip species, and each of them brings its own touch of charm to springtime. In fact, so many … Continue reading

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Why Trees Make the Perfect Gift

Reach New ‘Heights’ With Trees as Gifts Whether you’re buying a seedling as a present for yourself or a loved one, there are plenty of reasons why you should celebrate your next big occasion with one of our ready-to-plant trees! … Continue reading

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How to Make a DIY Terrarium

It’s a blast from the past! Terrariums, which were hugely popular back in the ’70s and ’80s, are resurfacing again as one of today’s hottest indoor gardening trends. And it’s easy to see why: These self-enclosed, self-sustaining miniature ecosystems are virtually … Continue reading

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Long Live the Queen: A Royal Photo Tour of the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show

There’s only one word to describe the 184th Philadelphia Flower Show: “Brilliant!” This year, the world’s biggest indoor flower show tipped its hat to our favorite neighbor across the pond: Great Britain. From the royal crown jewels to the quaint … Continue reading

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Flower Photography in High-Def: An Interview With Filmmaker and Photographer Andrew Zuckerman

Here at Petal Talk, we live and breathe flowers in their every form. Whether we’re discovering new ways to decorate with fresh blossoms, creating our own DIY flowers or spotting our favorite blooms in works of art, flowers are what … Continue reading

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The Art of Making Real Flower Jewelry: Meet Jen Bristow, Designer and Co-Founder of Fresh Jewelry Company

When you really want to make a loved one smile ear to ear, nothing does the trick quite like fresh flowers. But what if your gift could last forever? That’s exactly what Jen Bristow, creative director and co-founder of Fresh … Continue reading

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50 Super Cool Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

“So … what do you wanna do?” That’s one question you’ll never have to ask your Valentine again! Here’s a list of 50 super cool Valentine’s Day date ideas to make those love flames burn even higher. Glide around at … Continue reading

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Fun Love Facts: Excerpts From the Book “Celebrating Love”

Think you know everything about matters of the heart? Guess again! There’s a lot more to that weak-in-the-knees feeling you get every time you lay your eyes on that someone special. To honor the arrival of Valentine’s Day, here are … Continue reading

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How to Say ‘I Love You’ to Your Valentine in 50 Different Languages

On Valentine’s Day, summing up so much passion and adoration into three little words hardly seems to do your sweetheart justice. So if you really want to tell your Valentine that you love them to the end of the earth … Continue reading

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Deliver Valentine Smiles With Funny Valentine’s Day Messages

There’s no doubt about it: Flowers are the best at delivering smiles, and hilarious greeting cards are the best at delivering gut-busting laughter. So this Valentine’s Day, the smile pros at 1-800-Flowers.com have teamed up with the comedic geniuses of … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day for Singles: 10 Ways to Have Fun on V-Day If You’re Single

Did Cupid’s arrow fail to hit your heart in time for February 14? Don’t fret! It’s not just a holiday for lovebirds. There are tons of ways to have fun on Valentine’s Day if you’re single; the key is being … Continue reading

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20 Tips on How to Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

With the noisy swarms of couples and the irrationally high menu prices, going out for Valentine’s Day is more of a hassle than a luxury. Who needs that when you can create a five-star experience right out of your own … Continue reading

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5 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for a One-of-a-Kind Sweetheart

Your Valentine is like no other. After all, that’s why you love them! So grabbing any old heart-shaped box of chocolates off the drugstore shelf simply won’t do. You’ll need something extraordinary—something that’s truly original, just like them. But don’t … Continue reading

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How to Make a DIY Valentine’s Day Coupon Book!

Whether you want to add a dash of excitement to your relationship or say a big thank-you to a beloved family member, spoil your Valentine with a fun DIY coupon book. It makes a cute and practical addition to the usual Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Love Quotes for Romantic Valentine’s Day Card Messages

One of the toughest things to do on Valentine’s Day is to put pen to paper and tell your sweetheart how much you love them. Why? Because, sometimes, words just aren’t enough. But even though capturing your most passionate emotions by … Continue reading

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DIY Valentine Gift Ideas for Him: The Man Bouquet!

Ladies, let’s face it: Men don’t look forward to getting flowers on Valentine’s Day as much as we do. So how’s a girl supposed to show her guy that she cares? Make him a personalized man bouquet instead! Grab a few … Continue reading

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How to Pick the Right Valentine’s Day Flowers for Your Sweetheart

Roses are red, violets are blue … and picking the perfect Valentine’s Day flower is so hard to do! Actually, it only feels like it is. When you’re looking for a truly original bouquet for your Valentine, it may seem … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Christmas Flowers to Decorate With

Flowers are Mother Nature’s very own decorative ornaments, so it’s no surprise that they’ve become a staple of Christmas décor all over the world! There are so many festive blossoms to choose from, it’s impossible to stick with just one … Continue reading

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How to Make A DIY Advent Calendar for Christmas

Most people think that Christmas is all about waking up on December 25 and exchanging presents with loved ones. But, as with the best things in life, it’s the journey that counts—not the destination. The truth is that the most … Continue reading

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Different Uses for Christmas Wreaths

Lush evergreen wreaths are one of the most versatile decorations you can use to bring some traditional warmth into your home at Christmastime. And when you opt for a beautiful faux arrangement—like our Pine Wreath, which is decorated with festive … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Decorating Ideas

The luxuriously red and green leaves of the poinsettia capture the most festive colors of the season, and their star shape (which comes in all sorts of sizes) makes them a joyous decoration for everything from Christmas trees to dinner … Continue reading

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When Is Hanukkah?

Get your menorahs and dreidels ready: Hanukkah 2012 begins this Saturday, December 8, and ends on Saturday, December 16! History of Hanukkah Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day celebration of the Jewish victory over … Continue reading

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Fun Family Activities for Hanukkah, From Dreidel to DIY Menorahs

Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה), also known as “The Festival of Lights,” means much more than exchanging Hanukkah gifts and lighting candles eight nights in a row. It’s a celebration that brings families together to share and enjoy age-old customs that have been passed down … Continue reading

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The Story Behind Mistletoe at Christmas

Nowadays, mistletoe has become a mainstay at Christmas parties everywhere. The rules are simple: If you find yourself standing underneath mistletoe hanging in a doorway, you have to lay a smooch on your sweetie or, if you’re single, the person … Continue reading

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Another Thanksgiving Craft Idea for Kids: Thanksgiving Flower Wreath

Thanksgiving is the perfect day of the year to gather with family and express gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives. Spend time with your kids and show them what the holiday is all about by helping them … Continue reading

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Cute Thanksgiving Craft Idea for Kids: Sunflower Turkeys

Are your kids looking for something to do on Turkey Day … other than patiently wait for the bird to roast in the oven? This Thanksgiving craft idea will keep the little ones busy while you cook up a delicious … Continue reading

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Fun Thanksgiving Activities for the Whole Family

With work and responsibilities keeping everyone busy throughout the year, it’s not every day your entire family gathers over one table to share some great food and conversation. That’s why Thanksgiving is the perfect day to spend time with your … Continue reading

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Festive Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

The 2012 holiday season is almost underway, and you know what that means: Your mailbox will soon be overflowing with dinner party invitations! With so many holiday get-togethers penned on your calendar, it’s important to get a head start on … Continue reading

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November Birthday Gift Ideas for Him and Her

The crunch of freshly fallen leaves under your boots. The scent of warm apple pie wafting from the kitchen. The crisp, invigorating air tingling at your fingertips. What could be better than a gorgeous autumn day? Celebrating November birthdays, of … Continue reading

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Frightfully Fun Halloween Party Decorations

Halloween is all about the creepy atmosphere, but you don’t have to turn your house into a full-blown haunted mansion to show your guests a hair-raising good time. Picking out a few key Halloween decorations will turn your party into a … Continue reading

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Ideas for Mother-in-Law Gifts for Mother-in-Law Day

It’s time to show your mother-in-law some love: Mother-in-Law Day is on October 28, 2012! Mother-in-Law Day falls on the fourth Sunday of October and provides an opportunity to thank your spouse’s mom with a special present.  After all, your one … Continue reading

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