What is your title and what do you do at 1-800-Flowers?
I am a Senior Human Resources Generalist and have been with 1800Flowers.com for two years. I work in several functional areas of Human Resources including benefits, training, performance management and more.
I love the variety that my job provides. I have worked on several exciting initiatives ranging from implementing a new performance management tool, reshaping HR communications and even collaborating with IT to introduce Google Apps to the Enterprise. Most importantly, I enjoy working with the 1800Flowers.com family, a talented, fun and great group of people
Spending time with my family and reminiscing about great times during the Christmas season makes me smile
Our Christmas motto is to “celebrate Christmas with a smile!” What about Christmas makes you smile?
Spending time with my family and reminiscing about great times during the Christmas season makes me smile.
What is your favorite Christmas gift to receive? Holiday Magic™ is my perfect gift for the holidays! Lilies are one of my favorite flowers, and I love the scent of the roses and pine needles. This arrangement is truly a traditional, festive and heartwarming gift.
What is your favorite Christmas tradition to make for a truly traditional holiday?
My family and I have many Christmas traditions that we follow each year, but my all-time favorite tradition, which is a fairly new tradition for me, is decorating my own Christmas tree with my husband. I love re-opening our ornaments, most of which have sentimental value. We collect ornaments from our travels to different cities and countries. We have ornaments that have been passed down to us by our parents and grandparents, and even ornaments that we made in school as kids.
We also have wooden heart tags from our wedding, which our guests wrote special messages on, that we now hang on our Christmas tree each year.
1800Flowers is all about holiday decorations. Tell us about your Christmas decorations.
Christmas decorations invade our household during the holiday season. In addition to the tree, I adorn my home with Christmas plants, lights, candles, Santa cookie jars, Snowman kitchen towels and more. This year I am thinking about decorating my home in a Winter Wonderland theme.
Tell us your favorite Christmas story from Christmas pasts.
One year, I found the bike I asked Santa for in my parents’ closet. My parents told me that Santa had too many gifts to deliver that year and dropped off my gift early since I was such a good kid that year. It was a logical explanation and I believed them completely. Not so much when I found the Nintendo I asked for under their bed the following year.