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Love Songs for Romantic Card Messages

January 16, 2019

Romantic Love SongsRoses are red, violets are blue…and let’s face it, most of us aren’t natural born poets.

Sometimes it’s best to let the music do the talking, and that goes for when you’re trying to send the perfect anniversary, engagement, wedding or Valentine’s Day message to your sweetheart.

Sending romantic flowers is a good start, but filling out the card can be tough. Drawing inspiration from your favorite song or a classic love song can help. Here are some romantic songs to get you in the mood sorted by genre.  Another cool idea is to make a “Best Love Songs” mixtape for your sweetie and just push play!

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Contests

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Sweepstakes Celebrating Disney’s® Mary Poppins Returns

December 10, 2018

1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Sweepstakes Celebrating Disney’s® Mary Poppins Returns

OFFICIAL RULES:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER (OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR STATE OF LEGAL RESIDENCE, WHICHEVER IS OLDER) AS OF THE DATE OF ENTRY WHO HAVE OR OPEN AN ACCOUNT ON FACEBOOK.COM. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

  1. ENTRY PERIOD: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Sweepstakes Celebrating Disney’s® Mary Poppins Returns (hereinafter the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 AM EST on 12/10/2018 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on 12/19/18 (the “Entry Period”).
  2. HOW TO ENTER: You must be 18 or older (or the age of majority in your state of legal residence, whichever is older) at the time of entry and have or open an account on Facebook.com to participate in the Sweepstakes. Accounts are free and can be opened by visiting Facebook.com.

 

THREE EASY STEPS:

On December 10, 2018, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® will post the Sweepstakes question in a post on its Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/1800flowers/.

Step 1:  Check out 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/1800flowers/ during the Entry Period for the post with the Sweepstakes question.

Step 2: Review and accept the Official Rules.  The Official Rules are located in the first comment of the Sweepstakes question post and you must “Like” the first comment to acknowledge that you accept and agree to the Official Rules.

Step 3: Respond to the question, use Hashtag #Sweepstakes

You must answer the Sweepstakes question post during the Entry Period, the answer must be in a comment to the Sweepstakes question post and you must include #Sweepstakes in the answer. You may only answer the Sweepstakes question once.  Limit one (1) Entry per person.

2.1.      ENTRY CONTENT RESTRICTIONS:

  1. Entries received a) each must be unique and created exclusively by the entrant submitting b) cannot have been previously entered into a sweepstakes, contest or have been published c) cannot not be awaiting publication nor may it be submitted for publication consideration during or after the Entry Period; and d) the Entry must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  2. Entries must not disparage Sponsor, ABC, Inc. or any other person or party affiliated with the Sweepstakes;
  3. We are a family friendly company so each entry must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, libelous, or that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  4. Entries must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where submission is created.

2.2 ADDITIONAL ENTRY TERMS & CONDITIONS.  Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Sweepstakes are prohibited. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply.  By entering on Facebook.com and using the promoted hashtag #Sweepstakes you understand that a) the Sponsor has the exclusive right to use your entry and excerpts of your entry (including photos, if applicable) in any advertising and promotional materials (visual, sound, print and/or electronic form), including posting entries or portions thereof on its website, blogs, social media accounts/pages, advertising. etc; b) you have acquired all permissions necessary and grant any and all necessary rights and licenses to use your entry as provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright and other related rights to the entry, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances without violating the rights of any person or entity, including any right to privacy or publicity; and c) you hereby hold the Sponsor harmless from and against any third party claim arising from use of the entry and waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the entry or to be compensated for any such uses. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and may not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARV”): There will be one (1) winner. Winner will receive a private screening of the movie Mary Poppins Returns for the winner and up to 100 guests at a playdate theater. The screening shall take place between the days of Monday and Thursday prior to January 9, 2019. The total ARV of the prize will vary between $1,500.00 USD and $4,000.00 USD based on regional cost of securing a theater for a private screening. Limit one prize per entrant during the Sweepstakes.

Prizes are non-transferable, not redeemable for cash and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.  Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize(s) they receive, including without limitation, the cost associated with transportation to and from the theater and the purchase of any concessions.

  1. WINNER SELECTION: A Winner will be randomly selected on or about December 20, 2018 from all eligible entries received during the Entry period. Drawing will be conducted by a representative of Sponsor, whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will vary and are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Prizes will be awarded and potential winner will be notified by Facebook .
  2. GENERAL RULES: Taxes, related to the prize are the winners’ sole responsibility, if applicable. Prize winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) within three (3) days of notification attempt or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate selection. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, likeness, image, photo, sobriquet and biographical information for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. By entering, entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these OFFICIAL RULES and releases Sponsor, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents and all others associated with the development and execution of the Sweepstakes from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of prize. Entries will be declared to be made by the authorized account holder. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Facebook.com account associated with the submitted entry. Entries are subject to verification of eligibility and will be declared invalid if they are incomplete, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website; violates the OFFICIAL RULES; or acts in an unsportsmanlike, obscene or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected or damaged entries due to internet services providers service, weather, technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, whether caused by the sender, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of completion as planned, including for infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures or corruption of any sort, and award prize from eligible entries received prior to cancellation.
  3. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in their state of legal residence, whichever is older) as of the date of entry who have or open an account on facebook.com. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Employees and families of 800-FLOWERS INC. (“Sponsor”), Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates and related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families are ineligible.
  4. WINNER’S LIST: For the names of the winner, visit this blog post from approximately 12/29/2018 through 1/29/2019.

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  1. SPONSOR & ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor and Administrator of this Sweepstakes are 800-FLOWERS, INC., One Old Country Road, Suite 500, Carle Place, NY 11514.
  2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: NEITHER 800-FLOWERS, INC., WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AS WELL AS, THEIR ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY OR GOODWILL. IN ALL EVENTS, THE SOLE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SPONSOR AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE ARV OF THE PRIZES SET FORTH HEREIN.
  3. GOVERNING LAW & VENUE: THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE & FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHALL GOVERN THE SAME; provided that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the intellectual property of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California and in the event of any dispute, all entrants irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Los Angeles, California to resolve such disputes. EACH ENTRANT WAIVES ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND HEREBY IRREVOCABLY SUBMITS TO THE VENUE OF THOSE COURTS WITHIN THE COUNTIES OF NASSAU AND SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK.

Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.com.  By entering entrants release Facebook.com from any and all liability with regards to the Sweepstakes.

 

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

All About Hanukkah

December 2, 2018

What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is an eight-day religious holiday celebrated by people of the Jewish faith. Each year in mid-December, Jews all over the world celebrate the Festival of Lights which commemorates a Jewish victory over the Greeks 2000 years ago. In 165 BCE, when the Jews came to rededicate the Temple they had reclaimed, they found only one small flask of oil with which to light their Menorah, or lamp. This flask contained enough oil to last for just one day, yet the lamp burned for eight days, the same exact amount of time it takes to completely prepare the sacred oil for a new ceremony. This is considered the miracle of Hanukkah.

What is Hanukkah and how is it celebrated?

Hanukkah Traditions

The Menorah During the festival of Hanukkah, menorahs are lit for eight days to commemorate each night the original lamp burned. There are nine candles on the menorah, one for each night and one in the center, which is used to light the others. Each evening, families gather at nightfall to rekindle menorah flames, rededicate themselves to their faith, and to share in the festive meals. Blessings are sung as the candles are lit. Continue Reading…

Flower & Plant Care

Indoor Plant Care Tips by Miracle-Gro®

June 26, 2018

Indoor plants are easy to maintain when you give them the proper care. No matter how bad your green thumb is, these plant care products from Miracle-Gro® are sure to keep your plants, happy, vibrant, and growing! Better yet- our plant sale is currently going on so you can buy plants for your home or office at discounted prices! We consider this a win-win.

Plant Type: Cactus Dish Garden

Product Recommendation: Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food

About the Cactus Dish Garden: Cacti and succulents are trendy plants that are easy to grow. Your Cactus Dish Garden will love a sunny spot near a west or south-facing window. Cacti and succulents don’t take kindly to being overwatered, so wait until the top 2-3 inches of soil feels dry before watering. Feed your dish garden regularly from spring-fall when they are actively growing with Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food which specially formulated to feed all succulents including cacti. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Day

April 19, 2018

Administrative Professionals Day 2018 is Wednesday, April 25th!

Most businesses require a lot of time and effort from any number of employees in order to function at their best, all the time. Administrative Professionals Day is a celebration of the amazing people that help us do our jobs well from day to day. Every third week in April, we show our appreciation and reward the people that work closely with us by giving special gifts or doing thoughtful things for our fellow workers. If you are looking for gift ideas for Administrative Professionals Day, below are some simple ways to show how important your working peers are to you!

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Floral Events & News

The Ultimate Awards Show Viewing Party Checklist

February 26, 2018

Awards season is in full swing! And just because you didn’t receive an official invite to the big show doesn’t mean that you and your friends can’t be part of the celebrations. Awards Shows are the perfect easy TV entertainment to gather friends and family together for an impromptu couch party. Whether you decide to set an elegant dress code or opt for a cozy pajama party, there are some essentials that are always a “must do” when it comes to hosting. We’ve rounded up our top picks across our family of brands to help you get red carpet ready.

To make the party planning process easier, we’re offering 20% OFF* our most popular gifts (including the ones featured below) with promo code POPULAR20. Offer valid through Sunday, March 4th, 2018. 

SET THE SCENE

Start with setting the mood: A little décor goes a long way in making your guests feel like welcomed celebrities. Set out a tablecloth on your coffee table and display an elegant floral arrangement. We love this Two Dozen Red Rose bouquet by 1-800-Flowers.com.

Little personalized touches help to make the party come together in a flash, and make your guests feel wanted and welcomed. We adore these Personalized Connoisseur Wine Glass by Personalization Universe that are completely customizable for your event. Make one for each guest at the party and set them out on the table or around the room as placeholders. This will help guide guests on where to sit during the show and makes it much easier to identify whose glass is whose. Instruct the guests that the glasses are theirs to keep as a reminder of the great night you shared.


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Floral Events & News

Real Love Stories from the Winners of the Empire State Building’s Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest

February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a special day of love for many people, but when you’re one of the winners from the Empire State Building’s 24th Annual Valentine’s Day Wedding Contest Presented by Kleinfeld, it is that much more special.

Each year, a few lucky couples are invited to say “I do” on the top of the Empire State Building. With its spell-bounding views and larger-than-life ambiance, the iconic landmark is often labeled the World’s Most Romantic Building, making it the quintessential place to exchange Valentine’s Day vows in a memorable way.

Even though a magnificent wedding backdrop undoubtedly sets the scene for an unforgettable evening, it is the soon-to-be bride and groom that make the event truly magical. This year, 11 couples, each with a captivating love story, were chosen to celebrate their wedding on the world-famous 86th floor Observatory. These stories capture a true love that can only be found in fairytale books, so what better way to honor such a special bond than by making their wedding dreams come true! #WOWthatslove

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Birthday, Floral Occasions & Holidays

7 Funny & Inspiring Birthday Quotes to Share with Someone Special

January 12, 2018
mother and daughter reading card message

Creating a whimsical and awe-inspiring birthday message, especially for someone special, can be challenging! When ‘happy birthday’ or ‘best wishes’ just isn’t going to cut it, fill a birthday card with words of wisdom from some of the greatest leaders, poets and movie stars of all time. With wit, humor and candidness, these celebrity birthday quotes are sure to generate laughs, and inspire the birthday boy or girl for the year to come!mother and daughter reading card message Continue Reading…

Local Florist Corner

Petal Talk Chats With Sarah Annunziato

October 23, 2017

In order to learn about the creative minds behind our handcrafted arrangements, we interviewed Sarah Annunziato who is featured in our Local Artisan Collection. From the daily life as a florist to some of the inspiration behind her arrangements, Sarah talks about her favorite holidays, arrangements, her family & more!

flower skull halloween arrangementHow did you get into the flower business and what do you love best about being a florist?

When I was in my sophomore year of high school a bunch of my friends and I got an after school job at a local florist near our high school. I started out by sweeping the floors and learning to answer the phones and process the flowers that came in. I stayed at that same local shop quickly picking up being able to talk with and help customers and learned to design simple floral arrangements, which after sticking with it for a while developing into lead designer and store manager. My friends all went off to college on different career paths as I stayed behind in my home town and continued to work at that same shop part time while I attended a local college for graphic design and digital photography, when half way through the semester I realized how bored I was during the classes and how I couldn’t wait to get back to the flower shop because it was my happy place. Which eventually lead to me leaving school and working full time and taking over the day to day management of the flower shop. I stayed there for years until I moved to New Jersey and quickly found a new flower shop and made new friends and made connections with new customers and gained more insight to different design styles from my co-workers there. I worked at three flower shops in New Jersey over 8 years and then decided to move to Florida, again quickly finding a local flower shop to make my “home” in successfully. I felt so passionate about talking to customers and hearing their stories and laughing with them or crying with them. I fell in love with my career at an early age and here 17 years later, I’m back home in New York, and I still love to learn new design techniques and learn new things every day. There’s a saying “It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together” and I couldn’t be happier doing what I do every day. Continue Reading…