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

Below, discover a few of our favorite Mother’s Day crafts that kids can make for mom this year: Continue Reading…

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…

Holiday Decorations, How-To's, Mother's Day

DIY Mother’s Day Craft: How to Make a Floral Hot Air Balloon for Mom

April 23, 2016

Pink and Orange Hot Air Balloon Place SettingMom does so much for the family throughout the year: No matter how long her to-do list is, you know you can always count on her for anything. Because she means so much, let her sit back and enjoy herself on Mother’s Day, and show her how appreciated she is. Treating your mom to a nice brunch is the best way to make her feel like a queen bee: Since you’ve already taken care of everything, Mom doesn’t have to lift a finger. To make her day even more special, pick a fun and truly original theme for your luncheon: hot air balloons!

This beautiful hot air balloon arrangement adds a whimsical take-me-away touch to any Mother’s Day table setting. As soon as she sits down, Mom will feel like she’s floating among the clouds without a care in the world! This Mother’s Day craft is really simple to make, so you can make a big, loving statement with minimal effort. Here’s how to make a floral hot air balloon for Mom on Mother’s Day! Continue Reading…

Flower & Plant Care

The Best Houseplants for Different Amounts of Light

April 22, 2016

Spring has officially sprung, and that means it’s time to start thinking about this year’s garden. But before you get too wrapped up in the plants and flowers that you’re going to grow outdoors, don’t forget that you can also freshen up your home by growing some of your favorites indoors too. As part of this year’s Spring cleaning routine, we encourage you to make room for one, two, or maybe even a few, houseplants. Then, use this guide to determine which species is best for you depending on the amount of light your home receives:

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Floral Occasions & Holidays, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Activities To Do With Mom

April 20, 2016

Mother’s Day comes just once a year, making it that much more crucial that you plan a day that’s absolutely perfect! Of course you have 364 other days to spend with mom, but on a day that’s specifically dedicated to her, we bet you’ll want to make the most out of it, right?

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If you’re on the search for an activity or two that will have mom smiling from ear to ear this year, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got you covered – here are 15 Mother’s Day activities for you to choose from: Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

April 19, 2016

Administrative Professionals Day 2016 is Wednesday, April 27th.

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 help us do our jobs well from day to day. Every third week in April, we show our appreciation and reward the people that work closely with us by giving special gifts or doing thoughtful things for our fellow workers. If you are looking for gift ideas for Administrative Professionals Day, below are some simple ways to show how important your working peers are to you!

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Mother’s Day 2016 Design Council

April 14, 2016

CARLE PLACE, NY – Let the creativity begin! Every season the 1-800-Flowers.com Product Development Team brings some of our most talented Florists together from across the country to brainstorm and design exciting new floral designs! The Floral Design Council is a forum for Professional Franchise Florist’s, their designers, and guest designers to work together in creating unique product concepts for 1-800-Flowers.com. Each Designer brings their own imagination, knowledge of the industry, and familiarity with their customers in order to design innovative floral arrangements that not only fit hot trends, but also help to create new ones.

Our Spring Mother’s Day 2016 Design Council recently took place in April in our floral design studio and has been a huge success! Five florists from five different cities around the country brought their “A game” and crafted some pretty amazing designs, all unique in their own way.

Even though designs are confidential until brought to our site (sorry!), we wanted to share some pictures to show you how some of our products are crafted!

Design Council Members Mother's Day 2016

From left to right: Walter Fedyshyn from Chicago IL; Emila Borz from Sacramento, CA; Develyn Reed from Stafford, VA; Jaye Dargan from Dallas, TX; AnnMarie Pierce from Baldwin, NY

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How-To's

How to Make a DIY Asparagus Vase for Tulips

April 14, 2016

I’m always looking for new unique ways to arrange flowers in a vase and if you remember my Thanksgiving Centerpieces, you know that incorporating fruits and veggies is one fun way to do it! This asparagus vase is super easy to make but looks a lot more impressive, and it gives your guests one of those, “I can’t believe I didn’t think of that!” moments. With just a regular beverage glass or glass cylinder vase, a rubber band, ribbon, asparagus and a bouquet of fresh tulips, you can make this DIY asparagus vase in under 5 minutes!