The holidays are all about FAMILY!

This Christmas, meet some of 10 members from our 1800Flowers family in the Employee Spotlight’s Christmas edition and learn about their Christmas favorites, from truly original family traditions to favorite Christmas gifts!


Kailey Ruszkowski , in Public Relations says that the during Christmastime, the “simple act of giving, celebrating and fellowship across the country” makes her smile. Her favorite Christmas tradition are Christmas tree ornaments from her childhood.
Favorite Christmas Gifts: ANY Fannie May Chocolates & Fields of Europe for Christmas

Brad Franklin in Web Marketing loves to sing in church and decorate the Christmas tree with his wife, Keri. Brad’s favorite Christmas flowers are the One Dog Open Sleigh™, because it reminds him of his bulldog Lulu, who also has a Santa outfit, as you can see in his picture below!


Nora Esposito, Director of Marketing at Cheryl’s loves this time of the year! She enjoys decorating the house and loves spending time with her family during Christmas.
Favorite Cheryl’s Christmas Gift: Cheryl’s Festive House set!


Rob Santangelo, Manager of Merchandising for Direct Floral, enjoys baking apple pie and listening to Mariah Carey’s Christmas album with his mother every Christmas.
Favorite Christmas Product: Holiday Spirit™ from, because “it adds that extra special ‘yummy’ to my tummy!”


Cristal Feliciano in Human Resources says that spending time with her family and reminiscing about old times is what makes her smile the most about Christmas. Cristal’s favorite Christmas flowers are the Holiday Magic™ because lilies are her favorite flower!


T.J. Rowe, Associate Copywriter, can have over 40 people at his family Christmas celebrations spanning over four generations! T.J.’s favorite Christmas plant is the Christmas Cactus Christmas cactus because of its festive drum planter, which is perfect for T.J. since he is a musician!


Rachel Armendariz, Gifts Inventory Planner, loves seeing her children’s excitement when it’s time to open Christmas presents! Rachel’s favorite Christmas flowers are the Candy Cane Lilies. because they are they are “unique and different” and “only available this time of the year!”


Natasha Zuluaga, Assistant Marketing Manager at tried to devise a plan to catch Santa in the act as a kid! Her favorite holiday product is their Merry Christmas Chevron Greeting Card because it really stands out with its unique design.


Penny Powell, Director of Merchandising at 1-800-BASKETS.COM, loves dressing up with her family in Christmas themed outfits every year for their Christmas cards! This year’s theme was elves. Penny’s favorite Christmas gift basket is Silver Sophistication because of its unique goodies and modern design.


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