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Why You Should Deliver Valentine’s Day Flowers Early

February 9, 2018

Did you promise to be more proactive in the New Year, after a rather hectic Christmas season? If so, you’re not alone. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to get more organized. So with another major holiday coming up in just a few days, it’s time to make good on that resolution!

This year, don’t be the person running around town looking for an open florist on the afternoon of February 14. Instead, be the person who ordered his flowers days in advance and is now ready to sit back and relax with their loved one on Valentine’s Day. Below are just a few more reasons why ordering flowers early will make Valentine’s Day gift-giving a breeze.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog

February 8, 2018
chinese new year lanters

Happy 4716! While our calendars may now say 2018, many countries in Asia are getting ready to ring in the year 4716 — the Year of the Dog. That’s right, it’s time once again to celebrate the Chinese New Year! For centuries, the Chinese New Year has remained the largest celebration throughout Asia, with billions of gifts and well wishes sent among people. But over the years, their lanterns, fireworks, and red cards have made their way across the pond to the United States, where millions of people also celebrate the (second) New Year.

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Floral Occasions & Holidays

Ways to Celebrate the Non-Traditional Valentines in Your Life

February 2, 2018

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when we say, “Valentine?” Whether a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife, most of us are probably picturing a couple in love. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romantic couples anymore, it’s for all to enjoy!

Whether you have a significant other right now or are living the single life, make one of these beloved people in your life your special someone on Valentine’s Day. Continue Reading…

Floral Occasions & Holidays

Valentine’s Date Ideas for All Weather

February 1, 2018

With Valentine’s Day being in February and with weather being unpredictable, sometimes it is tough to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day date.  Whether you just met the person of your dreams, have been dating for a while, or are married with children, these fun date ideas are perfect in the rain, snow, or on a sunny day. So, if you’re looking for something different from dinner and a movie, here are some ways to make an ordinary date, extraordinary whether you have just a few hours after work, or the whole weekend.

Spend a Day at the Spa

Sometimes all the planning, dinner reservations and outfit changes are more stressful than fun. Instead of a typical night out, spend the day in at a spa. Relax in the steam room or get a massage and facial all at your own pace. And who knows, maybe you’ll pick up a tip or two from the masseuse that you can try on your loved one at home later. Continue Reading…

Floral Events & News

2018 Flower and Color of the Year: The Purple Rose!

January 31, 2018

*Drum roll* Pantone has officially declared their Color of the Year for 2018 — PANTONE 18-3838, but you probably know it as Ultra Violet! Born from the mixture of calming blues and fiery reds, violet is a rare color that holds many sacred meanings. So, let’s take a further look at how Ultra Violet has impacted art and society, and earned its place as Color of the Year.

Ultra Violet — Inventiveness and Imagination

Ultra Violet has long represented nobility, power, creativity, and ambition. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, said it best when he said, “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and

imagination… From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection, intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

1800Flowers Announces ‘The Purple Rose’ as Flower of the Year

It’s true what they say — great minds think alike! Here at 1800Flowers.com, we’ve also been so impressed by the strength of women in recent years, which is why we chose to make our Purple Rose Flower of the Year! Like their Pantone color counterpart, purple roses symbolize power and feelings of admiration and passion. Despite looking similar, lighter hues of purple, like lavender, hold very different meanings and are more closely related to youth, platonic love, and elegance.

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Fun Flower Facts

Valentine’s Day Rose Color Meanings

January 26, 2018

This Valentine’s Day, nearly 200 million roses will be sold — that’s right, 200 million! To put that in perspective, that’s enough to give every other person in the United States a single rose, and there would still be a few million flowers left over.

While there’s no denying most of us associate Valentine’s Day with red roses and romantic love, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of all kinds of love. So if you’re looking to send some love to a friend or family member, you can still reach for roses, as a rose’s coloring determines the meaning behind the gesture.

Say, “I love you,” “I’m grateful for you,” or, “I think you’re unique,” with different colored roses.

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Romance

27 Ways to Spark Some Romance in Your Relationship

January 18, 2018

Think back to when you first started dating your partner. Everything they did was adorable, you spent at least an hour getting ready before seeing them, and you got butterflies in your stomach every time they walked through the door.

Fast forward to today and you’ve probably noticed that while years of caring for kids, sleepless nights, and hectic work schedules have actually intensified your love for one another, it hasn’t exactly left a lot of time for the playful, “rom-com” romance you once had.

No matter what’s going on in your life, how much time you have, or how much money you have to spend, make time for romance in your relationship with these simple, but powerful gestures.

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Gifting

Thoughtful Messages to Write in a ‘Get Well Soon’ Card

January 15, 2018

When a loved one falls ill, it can be hard to put difficult emotions and well wishes into words on paper. Rather than wracking your already-stressed brain for the right words, try penning some of these messages in your “get well soon” card.

For Your Mother

  • To the woman who raised me to be strong, I share some of that strength with you. I know you’ll get through this because you’re the strongest person I know. I love you and am wishing you all the best in your recovery.
  • It wasn’t until now that I truly realized all that you do for me — like always knowing where my stuff is! All joking aside, I can’t begin to tell you how much I love and appreciate you. I know you’ll be back on your feet, feeling better than ever, in no time.
  • I’m just now realizing that, apparently, even Wonder Woman can get sick. Sending lots of positive vibes and even more hugs and kisses your way as you heal, mom.
  • I know this isn’t the way you wanted to spend your time, but take comfort in knowing that you’ll come out of this stronger than ever. Wishing you all the best as you make your way towards a speedy recovery!

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Gifting

Everyday Reasons to Send Flowers

January 10, 2018

Each February 14, Americans send more than 200 million flowers to loved ones. Around December 25, Americans spend nearly 1 billion dollars on flowers — but this probably isn’t coming as much of a surprise to you.

Holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas are some of the most popular days to send and receive flowers. But what about a day like, say, June 11, or November 14? No, they’re not holidays or special observances (though we can’t guarantee it’s not your birthday or anniversary), but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be sending flowers to the ones you love.

Sending flowers “just because” is a simple way to show someone you love them, were thinking about them, or just want to put a smile on their face. This year, send flowers to someone because…

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Gifting

How to Choose the Perfect Get Well Flowers

January 7, 2018

When you hear the news that a friend or family member has fallen ill, your first thought is probably, “What can I do to help them?” While you may not be able to care for them physically, there’s plenty you can do to lift their spirits and wish them a speedy recovery. Sending get well soon flowers is a great way to add color and life to a hospital room or bedroom.

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