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 makes them smile … and what flowers they’re looking forward to receiving this Mother’s Day!
Meet Kathleen Stromstedt
Creative Copy Manager
Kathleen, who’s in charge of making sure all 1800Flowers messaging reflects our brand’s voice, has a beautiful 1-year-old daughter who brightens up the whole family with her sweet personality.
Why She Loves Being a Mom: “Nothing makes me smile more than coming home after a long day at work and seeing my sweet little Charlotte smiling up at me. It’s the little moments that mean the most—singing and dancing along with Sesame Street in the morning as she claps and laughs along; rocking her to sleep at night with her favorite blankie. Even if I’m having the worst day, all I have to do is think about those special times we share together and I can’t help but smile.”
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: a-DOG-able Mama Paws
“What mom wouldn’t love being surprised with such a truly original gift? From the handcrafted white carnations and cute little button nose and eyes to the mini purple tote (my favorite color!) and Mom Rules magnet, this sweet flower pup is the perfect way to make me smile on Mother’s Day!”
Meet Chandra Savage
Creative Production Coordinator
A dynamic member of the 1800Flowers family for the past seven years, Chandra is also a mom to a sweet teenage daughter who loves treating Mom to breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day.
Why She Loves Being a Mom: “When my daughter says ‘Can you spend time with me,’ it makes me smile. I have a teenager and they rarely say that. I told my daughter the other day that she is Super Smart and Crazy Beautiful. I do not know too many kids that teach themselves another language by the time they reach Intermediate School.”
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: Exotic Breeze Orchids
“Bling and blooms is the only way to go for Mother’s Day!”
Meet Sneha Vaishnavi
Senior Manager of Website Marketing
Sneha took on her role of overseeing user experience and merchandising on 1800Flowers.com just a couple of months after welcoming her adorable baby girl last year.
Why She Loves Being a Mom: “I am a fairly new mom … my baby is 16 months old. There is no greater happiness than watching her grow…her smiles, giggles and laughs make my heart smile. She has quite the personality at 16 months old! She loves music and loves to sing and dance.”
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: Mother’s Day Multicolored Roses
“I love roses and I love bright colors, plus they remind me of my daughter, who is as vibrant and gorgeous as these beautiful flowers!”
Meet Patty Gormley
Vice President of Website Marketing
Always looking for new ways to make 1800Flowers.com the best it can be, Patty is also the proud mom of 14-year-old Jackson, who loves dance, music and theater; 12-year old Liam, who plays travel hockey and is a sports fanatic; and little 3-year-old Emma, who loves to read, draw, dance, and play knee hockey with her brothers.
Why She Loves Being a Mom: “My kids make me very proud. They are good-hearted kids with kind and generous souls who work (and play) really hard. It makes me smile when others see that in my children and say as much.”
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: Sweet Sentiments
“I love the modern feel and simplicity of the arrangement, and I think the name truly fits this gift. It is a sweet and thoughtful statement of love and gratitude, and one that I would be very happy to give or receive.”
Meet Natalie Fesefeldt
Associate Floral Designer
In addition to helping create the gorgeous flower arrangements on 1800Flowers.com, Natalie also has the honor of being Mom to her kindhearted and sports-loving 7-year-old son, Cole, and her cheery and energetic 1 ½-year-old daughter, Emily.
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: Pink Perfection
“I love the abundance of Pink Perfection. It’s as though it is a big hug in a vase.”
Meet Maria Reilly
Director of Product and Category Marketing
Maria has shared her expertise with us for almost two years, and she’s the mother of three charming, loyal, caring and funny young boys: CJ, 8; Reagan, 7; and Dylan Doyle, 5.
Why She Loves Being a Mom: “I love watching and hearing my children laugh, and watching them grow and learn.”
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: Fields of Europe for Mom
“I love the combination of floral—seasonal, year round-flowers that are unique on their own but beautiful in a bunch. This is a versatile arrangement that’s perfect for Mother’s Day or any occasion.”
Meet Cindy Wang
Senior Manager of Web Analytics
Cindy has been delivering smiles to 1800Flowers customers through her insights and research for 1 ½ years. Her vibrant and intelligent 7-year-old son, Adam, is what makes her beam with joy every day as a mom.
Why She Loves Being a Mom: “I am proud to be my son’s mother. He tells me that all he wants is ‘to make Mom smile,’ which to me is the greatest gift in the world! I also enjoy the focus that has come into my life while I grow as a mother and a role model.”
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: Mom’s Fanciful Tulip and Iris Bouquet
“I love the delicateness of the iris, the peek of yellow that complements the beautiful purple coloring of the flower. This product also has complementary colored flowers that really make this bouquet pop.”
Meet Maureen Paradine
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
A valued team member for the past 8 years, Maureen doesn’t just help make the 1800Flowers office a great place to work; she also loves creating special memories with her 14-year-old son and 13-year old daughter.
Favorite Mother’s Day Flowers: Fields of Europe for Mom
My favorite Mother’s Day memory is delivering flowers with my mother and daughter a couple of years ago. We did it 2 years in a row and my mom and daughter miss that short-lived tradition.