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Turn That Frown Upside Down: Tips on How to Snap Out of a Bad Mood

July 2, 2012
  1. bad mood crazy hairIdentify the Problem
    Wrapping your mind around whatever is getting you down will help you think about the problem in its entirety. When figuring out exactly what it is that is getting you in a rut, you’re more likely to resolve the issue!
  2. Breathe
    Get that oxygen flowing! Take a deep breath in and follow that with a cleansing exhale. Slow breathing goes hand in hand with tranquility and serenity, so regulating your breathing can help you to reach a state of relaxation. Having control over your breathing means you have a heightened ability to gain composure over your thoughts and emotions.

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Imagine the Smiles Honors Volunteer Mary Keaney

June 27, 2012
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Mary Keaney receives a Fruit Bouquet

We would like to recognize the wonderful Mary Keaney, who was awarded a smile as part of the Imagine the Smiles program during 1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s Summer of a Million Smiles. Mary volunteers her time to not only her church, but at local nursing homes as well. She is also the treasurer of the Greenbriar Association.  Mary Thompson recognized the selfless time and care that Keaney puts into everything that she does. Thompson nominated Keaney for a smile, describing her as a, “one of a kind woman.” Continue Reading…

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Smiles Unleashed at L.I. Adoption Event with the Gift of Dog Flowers

June 26, 2012
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This loving pup is ready for a Summer of a Million Smiles!

Working towards the commendable cause of providing dogs and cats loving homes, the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh, NY deserved some smiles—and we were there to deliver them! In honor of the shelter’s Summer of Love, a special program offering free adoption, inoculations, spaying & neutering, and microchip insertion, the team from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM paid a visit to the shelter bearing a-DOG-able® flower arrangements. Continue Reading…

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Famous Smiles in Art

June 25, 2012

Artists, from the beginnings of time to modern day, know the power of the smile. Let us walk through some of the most famous smiles in art history. Learn, through these paintings and sculptures, what such a simple facial expression can really mean.

1)      The Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci (1503-1506)

The Mona Lisa and her smile

What makes The Mona Lisa arguably the most famous painting in all of history? Many would say that it is her small, mysterious smile. The Mona Lisa has an intriguing smirk that catches the viewer off guard. What is she smiling about? Why does her gaze follow you wherever you seem to be viewing the painting? Why does her smile seam to appear and disappear as you move?  Much fascination surrounds The Mona Lisa and her smile. Scientists and art critics alike have analyzed and studied The Mona Lisa for her smile.

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Imagine the Smiles: Nominate Your Everyday Hero

June 21, 2012

nominate an everyday heroDo you have someone in your life who has been an inspiration? Whether that special someone has helped you through tough time(s) or helped make you the person you are today, we want to hear your story about this everyday hero and thank them for you with a special flower delivery! 

1-800-FLOWERS.COM’s Imagine the Smiles program is part of our Summer of a Million Smiles initiative and allows you to honor and celebrate those extraordinary people by submitting your story about why these amazing folks deserve to be recognized. 

Submitting your stories is super easy with our Imagine the Smiles Facebook page.

Here’s how to nominate your hero in 5 easy steps: Continue Reading…

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New Moms Get a Special Flower Delivery for Mother’s Day

May 17, 2012

Special Mother's Day flower delivery for new moms!Some proud new mommies got a big surprise this Mother’s Day when caring members of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM community stopped by the newly-built Katz Women’s Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park to spread smiles—and a whole lot more.

Each glowing new mom was greeted with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to celebrate her new little bundle of joy. As the team made their rounds, they were met with many smiles, and even a few joyful tears, from the very appreciative moms who couldn’t help but express their gratitude.

Members of the hospital staff were also treated to flowers to thank them for their hard work and dedication—because every mom deserves a smile!

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Sharing Smiles at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island

May 14, 2012

Mother's Day flowers to the Ronald McDonald HouseRecently, 1800-FLOWERS.COM® employees made a special delivery to “the House that Love Built”: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. We dropped by on Mother’s Day and handed out over 40 arrangements to the families living there as well as the dedicated staff.

Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children facing a medical crisis. Since opening in 1986, they have welcomed approximately 17,000 families from the United States and families from more than 80 countries around the world.

Members of the 1800-FLOWERS.COM® family were happy to show their support to the families and staff on hand. They were welcomed warmly and even given a tour. It was a special day to share smiles with people who need it most.