Holiday Decorations

DIY Red, White & Blue Floral
4th of July Crafts

June 28, 2020

Fourth of July celebrations (and decorations) are the best! Whether you’re celebrating America’s birthday with friends and family on the beach or in your backyard, here are some easy ways to add little patriotic touches of red, white and blue with these fun DIY floral 4th of July decoration ideas!

DIY Mason Jar American Flag Vase

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Seriously, is there anything you can’t do with a few mason jars? I took three small, clear mason jars and painted them in a stars and stripes tribute to Old Glory. One stem of blue hydrangea in each and you have a beautiful, fun, inexpensive centerpiece. You could paint a couple more while you’re at it and use them to hold cutlery or straws, or even tea lights, creating a festive look for evening festivities.

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Connectivity

The Most Treasured Gifts Cannot be Bought

June 15, 2020
Dad and daughter cooking

Dad and daughter cooking

Share Your Story of Your Father

We have the incredible power to influence how people feel

Father’s Day is a chance to pause and reflect on what a wonderful job our fathers have done. It’s an opportunity for you to do something your dad, grandfather, or a father figure in your life, will remember forever. We can express ourselves in person, make them a handwritten card, send a text or let the whole world know how much we love our dad in a social media post. These calendared events are important because they remind us to take the time to tell the people in our lives that we love and admire them. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Father’s Day Coupons: Fun Gift Ideas from the Kids

June 15, 2020
Car wash coupon

Car wash coupon

Sometimes the Best Gifts for Dad Come from the Heart

These Father’s Day coupons may not seem like much, but they have a whole lot of meaning to them! From breakfast in bed to cutting the grass, allow Dad to redeem them throughout the year for a thoughtful gift that goes a long way. Our variety of fun and meaningful ideas makes it easy to personalize a coupon book just for Dad with tasks he’ll appreciate, such as being relieved from trash duty! These Father’s Day coupons are an easy and inexpensive gift that come straight from the heart. Continue Reading…

Connections

An Interview with Jason Wu

June 8, 2020
Jason Wu Wild Beauty

Jason Wu Wild Beauty Logo

We’re beyond excited to team up with renowned fashion designer Jason Wu on Wild Beauty, a collection of runway-inspired bouquets that celebrate unique inner beauty.
Jason Wu Wild Beauty, Fashion Inspired Bouquets
Wu is a leading global design talent who’s merged classic American sportswear elements with a refined couture sensibility to create an internationally recognized brand. Since debuting his Ready-to-Wear collection in 2007, he’s been dedicated to making clothes that are beautifully crafted from the inside out. Not to mention, he dresses some of the most influential and stylish women in the world.

We sat down with Jason to get every last detail of this ultimate fashion-meets-floral collaboration.
Jason Wu Wild Beauty
How did this partnership come about?
I actually grew up around flowers (my father was an avid gardener), and I’ve had a deep love for them ever since. As a designer, flowers have come to play a significant role in my Ready-to-Wear collections and have been prominently featured in my shows, including many provided by 1-800-Flowers. So when the team approached me about introducing a fresh, new design aesthetic to their collection, I felt it was the perfect fit. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Ways to Celebrate Dad This Father’s Day in a New Normal

June 5, 2020
Father's Day dish garden

Whether Near or Far, Here are Ways to #MakeDadsDay

As we ease back into a new normal, Father’s Day festivities are going to be a little different this year. Whether your celebration is smaller than usual or you can only be with Dad virtually, there are still ways to #MakeDadsDay this June 21st. From enjoying a small backyard barbecue to hosting a happy hour over video chat, we rounded up a few fun Father’s Day ideas so you can show Dad how much he means to you.

Father's Day truffles

Small Gathering Father’s Day Ideas & Safety Tips

With safety being a priority, you can make Dad’s day extra special. From grilling burgers on the patio to riding bikes around the neighborhood, surprise him with a day he’ll cherish forever. If you’re hosting a small gathering, remember to keep your distance from others and wear masks when required. No matter your decision, we rounded up Father’s Day activities that will allow Dad to spend quality time with you, which is the greatest gift of all.

    • Have a backyard barbecue
    • Set up a picnic
    • Go camping in the backyard
    • Enjoy a bike ride
    • Go fishing at the lake
    • Host a game night
    • Watch a movie marathon

Don’t Forget the Father’s Day Card or eCard

You can’t give Dad a gift without a card! Heartfelt and sweet, check out our free Father’s Day printables and eCards. Whether you’re celebrating Dad, your husband, or any special guy, we have greetings for the supermen in your life. Continue Reading…

Connectivity

Setting Goals

June 1, 2020

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
– Tony Robbins

Last week we talked about our ability to use the upcoming slower summer months productively, rather than letting them pass us by. We encouraged you to identify some summer goals and to start a list of tasks you want to complete in order to reach your goal.

We were thrilled with the outpouring of submissions about how you are going to spend your summer months and the lofty goals you had set. Carol Geary, we wish you luck on your summer garden. We also look forward to taking on new gardening projects. Stephen Chatwin, we admire that you want to get your yard fixed up so that your son has a safe place to play. Dan Fortuna, we are humbled that our letter made you step back to realize your goal was to be the best you can be. This is a lofty one and we all strive to be the best version of ourselves for our families, friends and communities. Continue Reading…

Connectivity

A Summer Unlike Any Other

May 22, 2020

The lazy days of summer. We think about lively beaches, outdoor concerts, cookouts with friends, sleepaway camps, family vacations and Fourth of July picnics and fireworks. Our thoughts turn this way each Memorial Day, which in addition to being a day of remembrance for fallen American military, is often celebrated as the unofficial kickoff to the summer.

Creating New Traditions

However, this year, it will be different. Many summer activities have already been canceled because of the pandemic. But, like all things in life, this summer will be what you make of it. It may require some creativity, but there is still fun to be had. You may not get to enjoy your annual family reunion or July 4th BBQ, but there are certainly other ways to enjoy our summer months. Continue Reading…

How-To's

Memorial Day Garland DIY

May 21, 2020

Here’s an idea for a festive Memorial Day garland made from things that you already have around your house. For example, who doesn’t have a ton of corrugated boxes from all the deliveries we’ve all been getting these days?  There are so many crafty things that you can do with the cardboard.

DIY Memorial Day garland to say thank you to American heroes

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Connections

20 Inspirational Quotes for the Class of 2020

May 19, 2020
Graduation cap 2020

Honor your grad by sharing one of these inspirational graduation quotes as they journey through their rite of passage. Perfect for graduation cards, personalized gifts, or Instagram captions, these words of wisdom will solidify their big achievement, whether they’re moving up from middle school or graduating college.

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Connectivity

Connecting with New Connection Communities

May 17, 2020

This week, we celebrate the launch of our 1-800-Flowers.com Connection Communities. This initiative has been a long time in-the-making, but, as we continue to adjust to this new normal, it’s more important than ever.

At 1-800-Flowers.com, we are always looking for new ways to further our mission: helping our customers express and connect with the important people in their lives. With this in mind, our friend, advisor, and board member, Adam Hanft introduced us to the founders of the award-winning self-care app, Wisdo. They have built a platform that helps foster relationships, through peer-to-peer support, of people who have experienced similar events in their lives.

After meeting the smart and hard-working Wisdo team, we were struck by how much their mission aligned with ours. We both wanted to connect people in ways that strengthens their relationships through good times and bad.

In partnership with Wisdo, we’ve designed eight curated digital communities where our customers can connect with one another around shared life experiences. We see these as a community of communities, connecting people who have been through something – whether joyful or difficult – with people who are going through it now. We’re are offering this community access at no cost.

This is a big step for us and we strongly believe it could not come at a better time with so many of us struggling with the disruption of this pandemic. As the New Yorker recently put it, social distancing measures are forcing us “to do the opposite of what we’ve learned to do over millennia to survive.” Separation from our loved ones, and all the wisdom and reassurance they can offer, can take a toll on our health and well-being.

Loneliness has been a major problem long before COVID-19 began plaguing our communities, but it’s of an even greater concern today. So, too, is the loss of a loved one and the struggle to repair a strained relationship or the challenges of taking care of an elderly relative. Whatever the situation, throughout life, all of us need help along the way. Our hope is that these dedicated 1-800-Flowers.com Connection Communities will become a hub for beneficial interactions in these challenging times and remain a source of support long after this challenging time has passed.

Many organizations talk about customer acquisition. At 1-800-Flowers.com, we believe in earning relationships. When we opened our first flower shop 40+ years ago, we were at the center of a little community. Today, we are at the center of a much larger, digital community – but our mission remains the same. We want to continue to be a source of support and advice for our customers, even if we can’t talk with them over a cup of coffee like in the old days. It’s our hope that our 1-800-Flowers.com Connection Communities will bring our customers closer together as we help support one another.

Please visit us here to join the hundreds of thousands already involved in the conversation:
https://www.1800flowers.com/connection-communities

All the best,

Jim & Chris