Category Archives: Floral Occasions & Holidays

Petal Talk provides helpful information, ideas and tips on everyday floral occasions like anniversaries and birthdays and annual flowers holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and more!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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! Tweet

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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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Thanksgiving Pear Themed Table Setting

Here’s one last tip that will sure make your Thanksgiving pear themed table setting  unforgettable. Starting with terrific amber glass plates that I picked up at a discount price, all it took was a curvaceous bosc pear, a sprig of … 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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Labor Day Picnic Gift Baskets

Labor Day is the celebration of the many workers in our country and all that they contribute to our society. As so, this holiday is meant to give workers time away from the workplace to enjoy themselves. Labor Day often … Continue reading

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National Get Out of the Doghouse Day: Your Ticket Out

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day is a day for apologies and sweet words to get yourself out of the doghouse. Maybe you forgot to clean the dishes one night, much to the chagrin of your spouse. Perhaps you … 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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Red, White, and Bloom: 4th of July Flowers

The color red symbolizes confidence, courage, and vitality. White is the color of innocence and purity. Blue represents youth, truth, and peace.  These colors hold so much meaning for the citizens of America, and that is why they can be … Continue reading

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4th of July Party Food Ideas

What does the date July 4th mean to you? Maybe fireworks, a hot summer day at the beach, and a family barbecue late into the summer night… Yes, not only is the corn “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” … 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 Craft Ideas

If another tie, bottle of aftershave or a new wallet isn’t what the kids have in mind for Father’s Day gift giving, help them make something special dad will remember for years and the little ones will enjoy creating. Unique … 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. Tweet

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How to Pick the Perfect Prom Flowers

A Guide to Prom Flowers, Corsages, and Boutonnieres Prom is that magical day high school girls have fantasized about since the beginning of freshman year.  Much like a wedding day, prom is all about the girl and making her look … Continue reading

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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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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. Tweet

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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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Mother’s Day Gifts Under $50

Are you looking for a fabulous Mother’s Day gift, but you’re lacking in funds this year? Have no fear, below is a list of clever gift ideas that can be purchased for less than $50.  Another great idea to cut … Continue reading

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Sometimes planning Mother’s Day gifts in advance is not always possible. People get busy, lose track of time and before you know it, the day to celebrate the women who gave us life is here. Don’t let mom feel unappreciated. … Continue reading

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Good Movies to Watch with Mom for Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day we celebrate the most important women in our lives: our mothers. Giving mom gifts for Mother’s Day is great, but spending quality time with mom is priceless. To help you plan your date, we’ve listed several good movies … 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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Poems About Mothers: Write Your Own Poem!

Sentimental gifts are often more valuable than expensive, store-bought items. If you really want to show your mother how much you love her and appreciate all the wonderful things that she does for you, touch her heart with a sweet … 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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