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June Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

May 31, 2016

To many, the start of June signifies the start of summer; the return of a much longed-for friend, stopping by to bring the gift of energy, laughter, and happiness. Those born in this sunny month reflect their June birth month with their cheerfulness and unmatched sense of humor.

June Birthday Fun Facts

June Birth Stone: Alexandrite and Pearl


Did you know that June actually has 2 birth stones?! Read on for some fun facts and history about the two stunning June birth stones – the alexandrite and the pearl.

Green in some forms of light and red in others, the Alexandrite stone is one of the most unique and beloved stones in existence. Named after the Russian Czar Alexander II in reference to the fact that the stone’s changing colors mirrored that of the Russian flag, Alexandrite was first discovered in the 1830s in the Ural Mountains of Russia.

The Pearl, on the other hand, is a more common but equally stunning stone, known in history as the “Queen of Gems.” The pearl has had a long history almost as rich as the gem is beautiful. From adorning the clothing of Queens and Pharaohs to being used as symbols of wealth and power, pearls continue to this day to be a strongly sought-after stone.

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All About Orchids

March 14, 2015

There are few flowers quite as sought after and elegant as that of the orchid. Even those who claim they do not love flowers will stop in their tracks when they spot a stunning orchid in their line of vision. While orchids are one of the less common plants gifted on special occasions, they are one of the most common plant groups found in the world. Read on and learn more about this stunning bloom!


History of Orchids

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June is National Rose Month: Celebrate With these Rose Inspired Ideas

June 11, 2014

June is National Rose Month! Not only does this popular flower come in a variety of colors, but there are also 100 different species found all over the world! Here in the U.S, the rose is renowned for its beauty and meaning, and was even chosen as the official National Floral Emblem of the United states as well as the state flower for New York, Iowa, Georgia, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.

Celebrate this sweet scented flower with these rose-inspired crafts and activities!

Rose Crafts and Activities:


Make art with pressed roses. Create your own crafts or framed art with pressed roses using our how-to make pressed flowers tutorial. Once your roses are pressed, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

preserve-roses-paraffin-waxPreserve flowers in paraffin wax. Use our tutorial for preserving your flowers, and use these waxed beauties to create centerpieces, framed art, and even wearable accessories!


Create recipes using rose water. Did you know with a few cups of boiling water and a handful of rose petals, you can make your own rose water?! Make a batch and then get crafty in the kitchen by trying out different rose water recipes, like our homemade rose water ice cream.

Make your own rosey arrangement. Stock up on fresh roses in a variety of colors and gather the family for a fun floral activity! Get creative with not only the arrangements but also with the vessels; think outside of the vase! Be sure to check out our rose care tips to make yours last.


Creative Prom Corsage Ideas and Trends

May 23, 2014

lavender-and-blue-corsageA true fashionista knows that’s it’s the smallest of details that can have the biggest impact; This is especially true for prom when all of the belles of the ball are competing for best dressed! Here are some of awesome and inspiring prom corsage ideas to take that prom ensemble above and beyond.

Keep it Cool with Contrasting Colors

Make a statement by adorning a bold and eye-catching corsage in complementary colors to your wrist. Opt for one warmer, lighter shade mixed with a vivid and cool pop of color or choose colors opposite each other on the color wheel (classic combinations include shades of orange and blue or yellows and purples). If you’re really looking to make a statement, add a third pop of color in careful amounts.


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1-800-FLOWERS Rings in Mother’s Day 2014 at the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony

May 8, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Jim McCann, spread the Mother’s Day cheer as he rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in the heart of Times Square in honor of this special holiday. Mr. McCann was joined by an enthusiastic crowd of moms and team members to mark this exciting occasion.

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1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and the ticker symbol is ”FLWS.”


To add a festive touch to the celebration, we decorated the NASDAQ floor with some of our most creative and popular Mother’s Day flowers such as our Handbag of Blooms™ and sophisticatedly sweet Mom’s Tea Party™.