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July 22, 2013

Inside the 1800Flowers Offices

The INTERNal Perspective of Retail Marketing Intern Morgan Foster

July 22, 2013

Retail Marketing intern Morgan Foster shares her internal perspective and she tells us about the wonderful experiences she has had at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM this summer:

Retail Marketing Intern Morgan Foster“After graduating as a Communications major with a focus in Education, I was unfamiliar with many of the terms and “lingo” heard in the business world. However, thanks to my colleagues and friends that I have made during my experience at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, I have never felt left behind or out of place.

Before this summer my understanding of being an intern meant doing small tasks and errands around the office and not really experiencing a strong sense of responsibility. However, at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM as a Franchise and Retail Marketing intern, they truly value what you bring to the table. The employees explain each and every detail for the task assigned, and welcome all questions and suggestions.

Looking back, I am surprised at how much I have learned in the short weeks that I have been here. The employees really take their time to get you involved and keep you updated on various exciting projects. I have had the opportunity to participate in a range of activities from lunch meetings with employees to working on floral arrangements for the Summer of a Million Smiles. I look forward to taking everything that I have learned during this summer and applying it to future endeavors down the road.”

– Morgan Foster, Franchise and Retail Marketing, College of Wooster


Baby Gift Giving Traditions Around the World

July 22, 2013

With all the interest surrounding the birth of the royal baby, we’ve pulled together some of the most unique baby gift giving traditions from different cultures around the world. Here are some of our favorites:

EgyptNew Baby Gifts Palm Plant

In Egypt, a palm with a blue eye is traditionally given to newborn babies. It is usually attached to their clothing, giving them protection from the “evil eye.”


In India, baby girls are given silver ankle bracelets when they are born. Body decoration is a very popular tradition in India. It is thought that silver represents strength and brings hope that the baby will grow up to be strong and healthy.
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DIY Flower Crafts

How to Make a DIY Flower Headband for Back to School

July 22, 2013

DIY Flower Headband for Back to SchoolA brand-new school year is waiting to bloom, and you know what that means: Your little girl will want to look picture-perfect on her first day! A DIY flower headband is the perfect accessory for your straight-A student to express her individuality … and stand out as the best-dressed scholar of her class. Here’s an easy step-by-step tutorial on how you can make one together.

Materials Needed for DIY Flower Headband

One silk flower
One thick plastic headband
Hot glue gun
Green yarn

How to Make a DIY Flower Headband

DIY Flower Headband

  1. Let your daughter choose a silk flower in her favorite color, size and shape. Tell her to get creative and pick the one that best fits her beautiful personality.
  2. Now it’s time for you to help your little one with the tricky part. Depending on your daughter’s age, the remaining steps may be too dangerous for her to do on her own, so let her watch while you do them. Using a pair of scissors, cut off the top of the silk flower from the stem, leaving about 1 ½ inches of the stem intact below the flower head. Snip one large leaf from the stem too.
  3. Position the flower and leaf flat at the top of the headband, off-center and slightly tilted forward so the face of the flower points out toward you.
  4. With a hot glue gun, carefully glue the flower and leaf to the headband. The glue gun is super-hot, so make sure your little one doesn’t get her hands on it!
  5. To make sure the flower and leaf are extra-secured on the headband, use green yarn to tie them onto the headband. Tie them at the stem directly underneath the flower petals so the yarn doesn’t show when your daughter wears the headband.

Voila! A perfectly posh accessory to start off a successful and stylish new school year!

What kind of bloom would your daughter want to put on her back-to-school flower headband?