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 fantasy. But 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…
Like flowers, friends are a colorful addition to our lives, adding beauty, inspiration, and happiness to our day to day lives. To celebrate this unique bond, we’ve put together some of the most inspiring quotes about friendship, from Hollywood to literature.
Friendship Day 2017 is August 6, so grab your favorite pals and celebrate your special relationships and memories! If your friends are close at heart but far in distance, pick your favorite quote about friendship and pair it with a heartfelt card about friendship delivered straight to their inbox!
Facts About Smiling for Humans & Animals
Smiling is the universal sign of happiness. Handshakes, hugs, and bows all mean different things to different people, but smiling spans across all cultures. Read further for more smile facts and uncovered conundrums surrounding the art of smiling, and make this summer a summer of smiles!
- It is scientifically proven that people are attracted to those who smile and are pushed away by those who frown or scowl. A study conducted by Orbit found that 69% of people preferred a smiling face not wearing makeup to a non-smiling, makeup-wearing face!
- Did you know that you can trick yourself into being in a better mood simply by smiling? Try it! It’s hard to be down when you have a genuine smile on! Continue Reading…
Whether they’re big or small, scented or unscented, cut or uncut, flowers always seem to have the ability to make us happy. But there are some flowers that are a little extra joyful — the ones that instantly put a smile on your face. If you’re having one of those off days (you know, the ones where you just miss the bus or spill your coffee before you even get to work) or you know of a friend going through a tough time, here are some of our favorite flowers that are sure to give anyone who receives them a serious pick-me-up.
Nothing says, “have a sunny day” quite like a bouquet of sunflowers, after all — it’s right there in the name. Not only do sunflowers embody pure joy, they also teach us to thrive and turn towards the light, even in the darkest of times.
In addition to flowers, we also love cats! With that said, we hope these cute cats with flowers pictures helps make you smile!
“This basket is definitely not as comfy as Mom’s bed.”
Ever take the time to plan or do something nice for somebody just because? Didn’t you feel GREAT afterwards? Well, what if we told you that you could lift someone’s spirits again almost instantly and not have to do too much work to get there? The next time you see someone who could use a pick-me-up, or if you’re just feeling generous, here are 11 easy ways to spread a smile:
If there’s one thing that nobody can deny, it’s that the holiday season is one of the happiest times of the year – there’s family, food and of course, gifts! But while most people view presents as those material items you wrap up and place under the tree, we at 1800Flowers.com believe that there is something even more special you can deliver just by donating some of your time and energy, and that’s a smile.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of 10 organizations that you can work with this holiday season to give someone the best gift of all. But first, a few tips on how to help you decide which one is right for you:
1. Think about your interests – what are you passionate about? Sports? Music? Animals? Deciding on a cause that you’d like to support is the first step to finding the perfect charity or organization.
2. Determine a distance. Are you just looking to help out locally or are you interested in traveling? If you want to stay around town, look to see what organizations work in your neighborhood.
3. Check out the mission. Once you know what type of organization you’d like to help and how far you’re willing to go, find a few and take a look at each of their mission statements. Although they may be supporting something similar, their lines of work may differ, so you’ll need to decide exactly what about that cause you’d like to help with.
If you talk to someone who lives in a warm climate year round, they may beg to differ when you suggest to them that winter is awesome – snow? The cold? Really? Of course! Although temperatures drop in many parts of the world and the sun doesn’t shine for as long as it does during other times of the year, winter is just one of those seasons we couldn’t live without; here’s why:
1. The Holidays
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – literally! Between secret Santas, having eight nights of gift giving for Hanukkah and ringing in the New Year, no other season is as filled with holiday cheer as this one!
Holiday decor, that is. Driving around town to view Christmas lights while listening to holiday music is one of the best parts of the season for sure. And of course, there’s the actual process of decorating the tree. Do you usually get to put the star on top?
At the end of a long, hard day, sometimes the only thing you need is something that can instantly make you smile. And while for you that may be coming home to your family or listening to your favorite song, there’s one thing that we know always puts a smile on our face, and we bet it does for you too – animals! If life’s been a little ruff lately, these animals with flowers are sure to cheer you up!
This little kitty can’t wait to get her paws on these beautiful pink roses!
Spring and summer sure are nice, but if you live in an area that’s lucky enough to experience the change in seasons, then you know just how wonderful fall is too! Between the transformation of the leaves, the cool, crisp air, and of course, the transition into the holiday season, there are so many reasons why autumn is something to look forward to. How many can you name? Below, we list 11 of our own »
1. Colors and Decor
What other time of year do you know of that produces colors as beautiful as fall does? With the streets and sidewalks turning into a sea of oranges, yellows and reds, the scenery fall presents is just amazing. Getting a bit more specific, one of our favorite places to see the colors come together is in floral arrangements and fall plants! From mums to hydrangeas, roses and more, the mix of fall colors make for a beautiful arrangement! And then there’s the decor. In addition to the fall foliage, you can make your home pop with fall colors by decorating with some of the season’s finest – starting with a fall wreath! What have you done to your home so far?
2. Pumpkin Everything
Whether it’s added to your breakfast, your coffee or your nighttime dessert, fall is all about pumpkin and pumpkin spice – one of our favorite flavors! Though you may be able to find recipes that produce this particular taste throughout the rest of the year, you won’t find it the way you do during the fall – it’s practically available at every store! The theme of pumpkin spice itself is used quite a bit too, such as in fall bouquets that can be used as autumn decor!