DIY Mother’s Day Gifts: Sunflower Wheel of Appreciation

Sunflower Wheel of AppreciationNothing short of being a superhero, Mom does it all. She cooks, cleans, consoles, and even coaches us through life’s toughest moments. This May 11, pair those Mother’s Day flowers with a creative DIY gift that shows Mom just how special she truly is like this Wheel of Appreciation, blooming with compliments sure to make Mom smile.

We chose to craft ours to resemble a sunflower, but you can get creative and mix and match colors to replicate Mom’s favorite flower! White and yellow would make for a beautiful daisy, while pink with white would make for a stunning lily shape. Continue reading

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Just Because Messages for Every Relationship

There doesn’t have to be a reason to send a smile! Whether you want to show your appreciation for someone important in your life or to simply spread joy with a thoughtful gift or sentiment, sending a Just Because card or gift is the perfect way to put a smile on their face.

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Dear [name or nickname],
Each day with you is like a new adventure. Let’s celebrate today by making a whole new set of memories just because!
Love,
Your Name
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Graduation Gift Guide

Use This Graduation Gift Guide as Your Tool to Find That Perfect Present for Your Graduate!

School’s almost out! And, of course, that means graduation is just around the corner. Do you still need to find a special gift for a graduate you know? Don’t worry! Using this nifty guide, you can find the perfect gift for any graduate. And if it’s not in here, you can surely find it among the many graduation gifts that are offered at 1-800-Flowers.com!

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If your graduate has a sweet tooth, he/she will surely love our Congratulations Graduate Chocolate Dipped Oreos! These aren’t just any Oreos, but they the famous cookies dipped in decadent chocolate and carefully decorated with icing! This sweet graduation gift is presented in a unique graduation cap gift box, which the recipient can then use to store all of the memories and cards from their special day!
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Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids: DIY Photo Vase

This year, take your Mother’s Day flowers to the next level with a creative and personalized vase! The beauty of this DIY photo vase is in the tiny details that reflect the child’s personality, making it the perfect Mother’s Day crafts for kids of all ages. Depending on the age of the child, you may want to prepare the tissue paper shapes beforehand, as they may have trouble cutting the delicately thin material. Be sure to provide them with a smock and clear out an area for crafting, as this project includes liquid adhesive.

Mother's Day Crafts for Kids DIY Photo VasePair this DIY vase with her favorite flowers or arrangement. If you’re short on time or simply looking for a gift for a long-distance Mom, you can always order a personalized photo vase for mom online and upload your favorite picture with Mom, or of the kids and grandkids!

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Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids: DIY Photo Flowers

mothers-day-crafts-for-kids_diy-photo-flower-1 Move over macaroni frames, there’s a new DIY Mother’s Day gift in town, and it’s not only fun to make, but easy too! Using our photo flower stencil template, some scrapbooking paper, scissors, and a bit of glue, we created creative and colorful DIY photo flowers for the perfect kid-friendly complement to those stunning Mother’s Day flowers you plan on sending. For even more photo fun, send your arrangement in a personalized vase - sure to make Mom smile!

Let the kids get creative by picking out their own patterned paper and colors! They’ll love letting their personalities shine in this personalized Mother’s Day gift idea.
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Nice Things to Do for Mom on Mother’s Day

mothers-day-card-message-ideasWhether 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 around, make some of your own meaningful gestures to show her how thankful you are for all the little things she does. Here’s a list of some really nice things to do for Mom on Mother’s Day. They may be small, but they’ll definitely put a big smile on her face!

Get Her a Great Gift

From sending flowers to her doorstep to buying tickets to her favorite show, there are tons of big gifts in small packages that you can treat Mom to on Mother’s Day. Though they may be petite, these last-minute Mother’s Day gifts are enormously thoughtful and practical. Plus they save you some extra shopping time!

Have a Movie Marathon—Just the Two of You

Remember the good old days when you and mom would curl up together on the couch and laugh over a good movie? Set aside some time in your busy schedule to relive those treasured moments: Plan a mom-and-me Mother’s Day movie date. You’ll both laugh out loud with these good movies to watch with Mom for Mother’s Day, and she’ll appreciate you dedicating your whole night to her—just like you used to as a kid.

Send Her a Special Message or Poem

Showing your mom your gratitude for everything she does isn’t always about what you buy for her; it’s about what you feel in your heart. Tell her how much you love her by writing your own poem about mom or penning a fun, cute message in your Mother’s Day card. It’ll show how much thought and planning you put into it, and she can keep it forever.  If mom text messaeges or emails, send her shorter sweet “Remember when … ” notes throughout the day too. Continue reading

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DIY Mother’s Day Crafts: How to Make a Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement

Create a Mother’s Day Gift Using Flowers & A Reusable Watering Can!

Mother’s Day 2014 is Sunday, May 11th!

Buying Mother’s Day flowers is always a winning gift, but if you’re interested in attempting to make a flower arrangement for mom, you’re in luck because I’m going to show you how!

With just a watering can and some of mom’s favorite flowers, you can make an easy, unique and beautiful Mother’s Day floral arrangement that any mother will love!

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Mother’s Day Craft: DIY Candy Bouquet for Mom

DIY Candy Bouquet for Mother's DayNo 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 for mom only takes a few minutes to put together (no baking required!), and it’s a Mother’s Day craft that no chocolate-loving mama could resist. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to make one for your mom … because she deserves the very best!

Materials Needed for Mother’s Day DIY Candy Bouquet

Vase
Styrofoam
Crinkled filler paper
Ribbon
Lollipop sticks
Green candy-striped straws
Fannie May chocolate-covered strawberries
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1800Flowers.com Celebrates Take Your Child to Work Day 2014!

CARLE PLACE, NY – On Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1800Flowers.com celebrated Take Your Child to Work Day by inviting a group of 30 enthusiastic sons and daughters of our talented staff! With a busy schedule ahead of them, the kids showed up ready to tackle the day’s floral-filled activities and celebrations.

Happily greeted by 1800Flowers.com President Chris McCann and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Maureen Paradine, the children were warmly invited to get a hands-on experience of what it is like to work at 1800Flowers.com for the day, just like their parents.

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How to Show Appreciation to Employees

With Administrative Professionals’ Week starting April 21st and Administrative Professional’s Day on April 23rd, it’s time to show your gratitude to your employee support system that helps you make it through the year! Sometimes we get SO busy at work that it is hard to say “thanks” to the employees that help us shine throughout the year! That’s why it is so important on Administrative Professionals Day to express your appreciation to the superstars that make your job easier!

Not sure how to say “thanks”? No problem! Here are some creative DIY employee appreciation ideas that will inspire the spirits of the employees while letting them know just how important they are to both you and the office.
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