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June Birthday Gift Ideas & Facts

May 31, 2016

To many, the start of June signifies the start of summer; the return of a much longed-for friend, stopping by to bring the gift of energy, laughter, and happiness. Those born in this sunny month reflect their June birth month with their cheerfulness and unmatched sense of humor.

June Birthday Fun Facts

June Birth Stone: Alexandrite and Pearl

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Did you know that June actually has 2 birth stones?! Read on for some fun facts and history about the two stunning June birth stones – the alexandrite and the pearl.

Green in some forms of light and red in others, the Alexandrite stone is one of the most unique and beloved stones in existence. Named after the Russian Czar Alexander II in reference to the fact that the stone’s changing colors mirrored that of the Russian flag, Alexandrite was first discovered in the 1830s in the Ural Mountains of Russia.

The Pearl, on the other hand, is a more common but equally stunning stone, known in history as the “Queen of Gems.” The pearl has had a long history almost as rich as the gem is beautiful. From adorning the clothing of Queens and Pharaohs to being used as symbols of wealth and power, pearls continue to this day to be a strongly sought-after stone.

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All About Orchids

March 14, 2015

There are few flowers quite as sought after and elegant as that of the orchid. Even those who claim they do not love flowers will stop in their tracks when they spot a stunning orchid in their line of vision. While orchids are one of the less common plants gifted on special occasions, they are one of the most common plant groups found in the world. Read on and learn more about this stunning bloom!

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History of Orchids

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June is National Rose Month: Rose Inspired Ideas | Petal Talk

June 11, 2014

June is National Rose Month! Not only does this popular flower come in a variety of colors, but there are also 100 different species found all over the world! Here in the U.S, the rose is renowned for its beauty and meaning, and was even chosen as the official National Floral Emblem of the United states as well as the state flower for New York, Iowa, Georgia, North Dakota, and the District of Columbia.

Celebrate this sweet scented flower with these rose-inspired crafts and activities!

Rose Crafts and Activities:

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Make art with pressed roses. Create your own crafts or framed art with pressed roses using our how-to make pressed flowers tutorial. Once your roses are pressed, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

preserve-roses-paraffin-waxPreserve flowers in paraffin wax. Use our tutorial for preserving your flowers, and use these waxed beauties to create centerpieces, framed art, and even wearable accessories!

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Create recipes using rose water. Did you know with a few cups of boiling water and a handful of rose petals, you can make your own rose water?! Make a batch and then get crafty in the kitchen by trying out different rose water recipes, like our homemade rose water ice cream.
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Make your own rosey arrangement. Stock up on fresh roses in a variety of colors and gather the family for a fun floral activity! Get creative with not only the arrangements but also with the vessels; think outside of the vase! Be sure to check out our rose care tips to make yours last.

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Patriotic Décor For Flag Day: DIY American Flag Vase

June 10, 2014

diy-patriotic-decor-red-white-blue-vase-with-sunflowersWith Flag Day on June 14 and July 4th coming up, summer is a time to show America how much you love her! Using simply a fabric American flag, and some tape, we turned an ordinary vase into a stunning DIY American flag vase in under five minutes.

We paired this vase with a happy bouquet of stunning sunflowers that really made the vase pop. Make several of these DIY patriotic decorations to place around the room, or in a row on the main dining table. Don’t let your red, white, and blue decor stop there! Be sure to check out our other patriotic ideas including DIY star sparklers, a painted luminary vase, and red white & blue dipped strawberries!

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Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Personality Type

June 6, 2014

From the early weekend mornings spent teaching us how to ride a bike to the late nights spent fixing every crack, hole, and appliance, Dad has given us hundreds of reasons why he’s the best. Surprise your one-of-a-kind Dad with a unique Father’s Day gift that’ll warm his heart (and make you his favorite).

Creative Father’s Day gifts:

For the Businessman

diy-fathers-day-gifts_photo-terrarium-completeGive Dad’s work desk or home office a new look with a unique desk plant or dish garden. We took this gift to the next level by using Dad’s favorite photos to create a personal and fun DIY photo terrarium.

For the On-The-Go Dad

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Is Dad always on the road? Surprise him with the ultimate flavor combo – bacon and cheddar cheese – in crunchy popcorn form with The Popcorn Factory’s best flavor friends popcorn pairing, for a gift he can savor on those long, lonely travels.

 

 

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DIY Father’s Day Gift: How to Make a Photo Plant

June 5, 2014

diy-fathers-day-gifts_photo-terrarium-2Add some photo flair to Dad’s work desk or home office with a creative DIY Father’s Day photo plant! We used the ready-made Cactus Dish Garden from 1800Flowers.com, but you may choose to build your own dish garden or terrarium you want to start from scratch.

The photo picks took about 10 minutes to create from start to finish. We used clear adhesive mailing labels for this project, but you can use any type of clear adhesive paper such as contact paper. Use photos of the kids, the dog, or the whole family! If Dad is a sports fan, why not throw in a baseball or soccer ball into the mix? Get creative and wow him with a Father’s Day gift that blends both his loving family and his personality! Continue Reading…

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DIY Father’s Day Card for Kids

May 29, 2014

diy-fathers-day-card-for-kidsShow Dad just how much you love him with this creative 3D DIY Father’s Day card! Using just paper, glue, and markers, this kid-friendly craft is easy to make and is sure to put a smile on Dad’s face.

Pair this creative card with a delicious homemade brunch or slip it into the amazing Father’s Day gifts you prepared for him – he’ll really appreciate this simple yet sweet statement and will love showing it off to friends and coworkers!
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Creative Prom Corsage Ideas and Trends

May 23, 2014

lavender-and-blue-corsageA true fashionista knows that’s it’s the smallest of details that can have the biggest impact; This is especially true for prom when all of the belles of the ball are competing for best dressed! Here are some of awesome and inspiring prom corsage ideas to take that prom ensemble above and beyond.

Keep it Cool with Contrasting Colors

Make a statement by adorning a bold and eye-catching corsage in complementary colors to your wrist. Opt for one warmer, lighter shade mixed with a vivid and cool pop of color or choose colors opposite each other on the color wheel (classic combinations include shades of orange and blue or yellows and purples). If you’re really looking to make a statement, add a third pop of color in careful amounts.

 

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1800Flowers | USS Intrepid’s 2014 Memorial Day | Petal Talk

May 16, 2014

Memorial Day is Monday, May 26, 2014 and is a day to remember America’s bravest who protect the United States of America.

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Every year on the final Monday in May, men, women, and children gather to commemorate and salute the fallen heroes of the United States military. While Memorial Day originally started as a day of remembrance for those who died solely in the Civil War, the occasion has extended to include all of those who we have lost during their time in the military. Some choose to commemorate their military heroes by visiting cemeteries, attending parades, or by holding private gatherings in their home to pay tribute to their lost loved ones.

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1800Flowers.com Employees Share Why #MyMom is Amazing

May 10, 2014

She always picks up when we call, she always knows the right thing to say, she’s our best friend and our confidante. There are so many reasons to celebrate the woman who does it all, so this Mother’s Day, 1800Flowers.com is making it all about #MyMom and the countless reasons as to why she is so unique and special!

The Employees of 1800Flowers.com share what makes their Moms one-of-a-kind:

1800flowers-employees-mothers-day-mymom#MyMom… is always there when I need her the most – Sara R., Interactive Marketing, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… supports me in every decision that I make! – Nidhi P., Online, Mobile & Social Marketing, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom…floods my inbox with adorable animal photos. – Michelle Y., Content, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… always knows the right thing to say to make it all better. – Tania N., Marketing, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… makes the best chicken cutlets. – Chris S., Merchandising, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… is my best friend. – Amber H., International, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… believes in me even if the world doesn’t. – Kun Y., Creative, Celebrations.com
#MyMom… is my biggest fan! – Kailey R., Public Relations, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… raised 8 kids and still manages to be on top of everything… and have fun! – Nell R., Development, Celebrations.com
#MyMom… loves and supports me and my 5 siblings for who we are, without fail. – Patty G., Web Marketing, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… has all the answers to all my questions. – Michelle D., Social & Interactive, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… has always put her kids needs before her own. – Jerry L., Human Resources, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… had the best hugs; they made everything ok. – Andrea P., Human Resources, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… is among the stars, always watching over me. – Sandeep V., Marketing, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… would give me the shirt right off of her back – Jill S., Online Marketing, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… Has always been my best friend in life – Valerie G., Product Development, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… is the best cook I know, always making way more than we need! – Paula P., Gift Production & Warehousing – Cheryl’s.com
#MyMom… has taught me more about life and love then she’ll ever know! – Eloise P., Public Relations, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… whose children are birds and fly away, she is the tree we can always come home to. – David A., Human Resources, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… is not my mom by birth, but treats me like one of her own. – Samantha H., Merchandising, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… and I share the same Birthday…she says I was the best birthday gift ever but her being my mother is the best gift!! – Jamie B., Marketing, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… left me the best memories, and still inspires me every second of every day. – Joe T., Creative Services, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… has the best sense of humor and can always make me laugh! – Liz C., Public Relations, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… never told my dad. – Earl H., Business Gifting, 1800Flowers.com
#MyMom… can always cheer me up with a good meal – Natasha Z., Marketing, 1800Flowers.com

Now it’s your turn to share what makes YOUR Mom so special! Head on over to the 1800flowers.com Twitter & Facebook pages and fill in the blank: #MyMom…