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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…

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…

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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Connections

Tips for Practicing Meditation

May 6, 2020
Lindsey Gaterman

The practice of meditation can fuel positivity, improve focus, and reduce stress, especially in current times. Each week at 1-800-Flowers, our meditation instructor, Lindsey Gaterman, has been hosting virtual classes for employees to help them relax during this uncertain time. So far, the results have been nothing but positive. Below are our meditation tips from Lindsey that we’d like to share with you. Through repetition and practice, these exercises can become a habit you can make a part of your everyday life.

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Mother's Day

Craft Ideas Mom Will Love This Mother’s Day

April 28, 2020
Coloring flowers

Make this Mother’s Day extra special by getting Mom in touch with her creative side. Crafting with Mom — whether in person or virtually — is a great way to “spend time together.” Whether you’re able to spend Mother’s Day with her, or if social distancing (or actual distance) is keeping you apart, we’ve come up with helpful ideas to make this Mother’s Day just as special with craft ideas she’ll love. From DIY kits to artistic projects, these crafty gifts will inspire her imagination and have her feeling relaxed and adored.

Coloring flowers

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

How to Thank Office Superstars Whether Working from Home or in the Office

April 17, 2020
Administrative Professionals Day - What to Say & Do

“No gesture is too small when done with gratitude.”
– Oprah

Gratitude Tips to Thank Your Administrative Professionals

Admin professionals, we couldn’t do it without them! Administrative Professionals’ Week starts April 20th (with the actual celebratory day being April 22, 2020) and given the current times we find ourselves in with social distancing, many of us are working from home, including our administrative professionals who are helping to keep us afloat. While thanking your office superstars may not be the same as in years prior, gratitude is so important to let them know how thankful you are for, especially during these times where they are taking on more, while dealing with the heaviness of the world. That’s why we helped think of some ways to let the employees in your life know how much you value them, from a simple call or text to say thanks, to a grand gesture.

Write a Thank You Letter

Writing a letter takes time, attention, and shows appreciation. Express your thanks to your administrative professionals by handwriting and sending letters that highlight their strengths. Let them know the workplace wouldn’t be as efficient without them. Sincerely thank them for all they do; they’ll likely never forget it.

Send an E-Card

Sending an ecard is a quick way to express your thanks and it shows you care. One upside here is that you can browse a variety of cards and designs to fit each employee’s personality. You can also include your own personal message to really make it all about brightening the recipient’s day.  

Send a Thank You Email

A simple thank you via email can go a long way, but don’t stop there. Be more detailed and let your administrative staff know how their work makes a difference. Share praise from clients and call out your employees’ achievements. They’ll appreciate being valued. Continue Reading…

Connections

How to Stay Connected with the Seniors in Your Life

April 13, 2020
Jerry Rosalia

An Interview with Senior Blog Writer
& Floral Expert Jerry Rosalia

Jerry Rosalia At 88-years-young, our Blog Writer & Floral Expert, Jerry Rosalia, is the kind of guy who looks at the glass half-full. During this time of social distancing, Jerry has been finding ways to stay safely connected with family and friends (including fellow seniors), as well as finding valuable ways to spend his time. With Jerry’s positive outlook on life, we decided to ask him for helpful tips that may be useful to fellow seniors, or family and friends of seniors who are looking to reach out.

What’s the best way to spend your time while quarantined?

Get your gloves, mask, walking shoes, and weather permitting, and take a walk! The sun and its vitamin D is anti-viral. And if none of it works, we all need the exercise!

How are you staying connected with family and friends?

My family meets twice a week on Zoom (which is very much like FaceTime).  We “meet” with the entire family with everyone from Long Island, New York, to my great grandchildren whose daddy is a Marine in California. It was the first time the group got together when we weren’t eating.

Is there anything you wish friends and family were doing that they are not?

We seniors have friends who are ill, live alone, etc. So, make their day and give them a call. You will hear a smile in their voices. In a day or so, you may even get a call back. Continue Reading…

Delivering Smiles

10 Magical Facts About Unicorns

April 3, 2020
Enchanting unicorn

Enchanting unicorn

We can all use a little magic right now and there’s nothing quite as enchanting as a unicorn! This legendary horse-like creature with its spiraling horn symbolizes miracles and fantasyBut are unicorns real or are they myths? Nobody knows for sure, but we’ve rounded up 10 fascinating facts about them just in time for Unicorn Day!  Continue Reading…

Birthday

How to Host a Virtual Birthday Party

April 1, 2020
How to Host a Virtual Birthday Party

Looking to make the most out of a loved one’s birthday despite social distancing? Big birthday parties might be canceled, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate! From decorating and sending out invitations to singing “Happy Birthday” and mailing gifts, virtual parties can be lots of fun! To help, we’d like to share our virtual birthday party planning checklist. It will keep you organized when hosting the big day!

How to Host a Virtual Birthday Party

Make a Virtual Birthday Schedule

As with any gathering, sticking to a schedule is important. Depending on how many people are attending, you can get surprisingly busy, and you don’t want to veer off track. With so many activities planned, such as singing “Happy Birthday” and opening gifts, you’ll want to make sure you’re able to interact with everyone while enjoying all that’s planned.

Select a Video Chatting Software

Before sending out invites, test multiple video chat platforms to see which is best for your group. Remember, the software should be compatible with the number of guests you’ll be having. From Google Hangouts to Zoom, you’re sure to find an app for your party! Below is a list of common video chat platforms.

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