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   Harvest Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving With 1-800-FLOWERS.COM
by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 at 10:35AM EST

CARLE PLACE, N.Y /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thanksgiving Day, a favored American holiday, gathers family and friends together to share in a traditional feast lavished with turkey, stuffing, and gravy. This year, approximately 38.4 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles to engage in these holiday festivities(1), but whether or not consumers decide to hit the road, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, INC. (FLWS), the world's leading florist and gift shop, is offering a variety of autumn-inspired arrangements to help customers connect with loved ones near and far.  

"Thanksgiving is a time to remember those who are important to us and give thanks for those relationships," said Jim McCann, CEO and Founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. "At 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, distance does not get in the way of expressing thanks. We help those who cannot connect face-to-face share in the holiday celebration."  

1-800-FLOWERS.COM has selected four floral arrangements adorned with traditional fall colors to help express gratitude this Thanksgiving. With same-day delivery available, this hassle-free gesture will add a sentimental touch to the well-loved holiday for any friend or family member. The following arrangements were created to help customers give thanks:  

  • The Autumn Celebration Centerpiece offers a fresh arrangement of sunflowers, mini carnations and mums, meticulously crafted to inspire any Thanksgiving table
  • Go traditional with the Fresh Flower Cornucopia, a harvest piece dating back to the 5th Century, symbolizing food and abundance
  • Fields of Europe Fall is a European-inspired bouquet arranged with roses, sunflowers, and lilies, and accented with fall leaves to capture the beauty of the autumn season
  • The Autumn Elegance Centerpiece gathers family and friends around its fresh arrangement of roses, sunflowers, and daisy poms centered on two glowing candles to help warm the room with feelings of appreciation  

To learn more about Thanksgiving gift ideas from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, visit www.1800flowers.com  

About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.  

1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world's leading florist and gift shop. For more than 30 years, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. has been providing customers with fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets, gourmet foods, confections, balloons and plush stuffed animals perfect for every occasion. 1-800-FLOWERS® (1-800-356-9377 or www.1800flowers.com), was listed as a Top 50 Online Retailer by Internet Retailer in 2006, as well as 2008 Laureate Honoree by the Computerworld Honors Program and the recipient of ICMI's 2006 Global Call Center of the Year Award. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM offers the best of both worlds: exquisite arrangements created by some of the nation's top floral artists and hand-delivered the same day, and spectacular flowers shipped overnight from its Fresh From Our Growers® collection. As always, 100% satisfaction and freshness are guaranteed. Also, visit 1-800-Flowers en Espanol (www.1800flowersenespanol.com). The Company's BloomNet® international floral wire service provides (www.mybloomnet.net) a broad range of quality products and value-added services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses profitably.  

The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such as popcorn and specialty treats from The Popcorn Factory® (1-800-541-2676 or www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl&Co.® (1-800-443-8124 or www.cherylandco.com); premium chocolates and confections from Fannie May® confections brands (www.fanniemay.com and www.harrylondon.com); wine gifts from Ambrosia® (www.ambrosia.com) and Geerlings&Wade(SM) (www.geerwade.com); gift baskets from 1-800-BASKETS.COM® (www.1800baskets.com) and DesignPac® gifts (www.designpac.com); Celebrations® (www.celebrations.com), a new premier online destination for fabulous party ideas and planning tips; as well as Home Decor and Children's Gifts from Plow & Hearth® (1-800-627-1712 or www.plowandhearth.com), Wind & Weather® (www.windandweather.com), HearthSong® (www.hearthsong.com) and Magic Cabin® (www.magiccabin.com). Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.  

Source: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

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