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Gifts That Keep on Giving: Introducing the Smile Farms BIRTHYAY! Collection

March 9, 2021

From winning gift ideas to card message suggestions, “Birthdays Reimagined” provides tips to help you make your loved one’s birthday wishes come true. 

Looking for a birthday gift that will delight the recipient and carry an extra-special message? Look no further than the Smile Farms BIRTHYAY! Collection from the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. family of brands. 

Group of workers at Smile Farms

Every gift purchased from this collection will benefit the Farmers of Smile Farms, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting adults with developmental disabilities. Founded in 2015, Smile Farms focuses on providing meaningful vocational, educational, and employment opportunities that generate pride, enhance life skills, and offer socialization experiences. 

“Like many other non-profits, Smile Farms has faced significant challenges during a time when our efforts were more needed than ever before,” says Smile Farms Managing Director Diana Martin. “1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. has long supported Smile Farms in its mission to foster new opportunities for people with disabilities. We feel so fortunate to be the recipients of their innovative approach to giving back, especially this year.  

“The BIRTHYAY! Collection encapsulates the value both 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. and Smile Farms place on connection, community, and celebrating our differences,” she says. “We are grateful to every person who shops from this collection – they are making a true difference with each dollar.” 

About Smile Farms 

Smile Farms Group

Smile Farms is the signature philanthropic partner of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. It was started by the company’s founder, Jim McCann, and his brother, CEO Chris McCann. 

The McCanns’ brother, Kevin, lives in a group home on Long Island, N.Y., run by the Independent Group Home Living Program (IGHL), and that program’s CEO, Walter Stockton, had mentioned to Jim that he was having trouble finding work for residents.  

Jim was happy to help. But when he scanned the local job market, he discovered that there were indeed very few options for people with developmental disabilities. The first Smile Farms campus opened up in 2015.  

Diana Martin Headshot

We are grateful to every person who shops from this collection – they are making a true difference with each dollar.

Diana Martin

Managing Director

Smile Farms

Working at Smile Farms

Today, Smile Farms has eight campuses in the New York area and plans to open two more this year, on Long Island and Staten Island, N.Y. Smile Farms has expanded its partnerships to include non-profits that serve not only individuals with developmental disabilities, but those with other disabilities as well.  

Smile Farms creates meaningful opportunities at local farms, urban gardens, and greenhouses for hundreds of adults and youth with different abilities. There they can grow and sell flowers, plants, and produce in the communities where they live. Almost none of the Farmers have worked before, so for the first time they are able to experience the satisfaction of mastering new skills, the pleasure of contributing to their team and community, and the thrill of taking home a paycheck. 

Make birthday wishes come true with fun, festive gifts 

Floral Embrace 

Like a warm embrace, our vibrant Floral Embrace bouquet delivers your sentiments to someone special. A gathering of yellow and orange blooms with pops of bright pink and purple, it’s more than a gift — it’s a way to express how you feel inside.

Good Day Bouquet

The Good Day Bouquet is a great way to deliver smiles! Bunches of blooms in uplifting colors are gathered into our keepsake smiley face container, delivering just the brightness they need to make their day better. Perfect for celebration-worthy moments and everyday sentiments.

Gourmet Drizzled Strawberries 

Say “happy birthday” with gourmet drizzled strawberries. Fresh and juicy, these irresistible treats will add flavor to any birthday celebration. Choose from two dozen, full dozen, or half dozen. 

Smile Farms Seed Kits

There’s fun for everyone in our grow-your-own seed kits! These unique, coloring book-style paper bags let you easily produce fresh berries or sunflowers. Our Alpine strawberries are plump and sweet, and they make great houseplants after all the fruit has been picked. Our mini sunflowers are a French dwarf variety that are easy to grow on a sunny windowsill.

Happy Birthday! Gift Basket

Wish a special someone a happy birthday by sending our Happy Birthday! Gift Basket. This basket is brimming with fun delights, like Harry & David Milk Chocolate Truffles, Simply Chocolate Chocolate Covered Peanuts, Cheryl’s Frosted Cake Cookies, and so much more.

Simply Chocolate Happy Birthday Personalized Box

Perfect for the chocolate lover in your life, make birthday wishes come true with the Simply Chocolate Happy Birthday Personalized Box. With 45 pieces of premium Belgian chocolate, they’ll remember this gift long after the chocolates are devoured. Add your own message printed right on the box lid for a truly personal expression of your thoughts.

Birthday Wishes 3 1/2 Gallon Popcorn Tins

Give the perfect gift to make their special day pop! Our Birthday Wishes 3 1/2 Gallon Popcorn Tins include three delicious flavors: butter, cheese, and caramel popcorn.

Birthday Gift Tower 

Send sweet, elegant birthday wishes with our Birthday Gift Tower. It features a variety of treats crafted in our Southern Oregon candy kitchen, including our perennially popular chocolate cherries, silky chocolate truffles, and more! It’s the perfect sweet surprise. Royal Riviera Pears and Moose Munch Premium Popcorn round out the assortment.

Smile Farms Birthday Gift Tins – Frosted Assortment

Colorful and bright, these Smile Farms Birthday Gift Tins sure are a delight! Each tin is filled with a popular buttercream frosted assortment including full size and snack size buttercream frosted cookies – the perfect treat for everyone’s birthday celebration.

*“Net Proceeds” shall be defined as the gross sales price of the product less any and all taxes, service charges, shipping and handling charges, discounts, gift certificates, promotional gift certificates, promotional offers (e.g. airline miles, points, e-money, etc.) credits, rebates, chargebacks, refunds, credit card processing fees and gift certificate cancellations. 

© 2021 Smile Farms Inc.  is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN: 46-5360466. 

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