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Your Guide to Adopting a Cat

August 12, 2016

Have you decided that it’s finally time to add a pet to your family? If so, congratulations! We know just how wonderful having a pet can be, and we bet you’ll agree the second you bring your furry friend home.

Now, if you’ve made your way here, chances are you’re looking into bringing a cat or a kitten home – great choice! But since it’s not as easy as just heading to your local pet store or adoption center, we wanted to put together this guide for you so that you can use it along the way. Keep reading for more!

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5 Health Benefits of Being a Cat Owner

August 12, 2016

Ever watch a cute cat video and instantly feel a smile start to form on your face? We have, and we’re happy to say that making you smile and/or laugh isn’t the only thing that cats can do – they can even bring a number of health benefits to their owners too! And it doesn’t matter if your cat is one that wants to be by your side 24/7 or one that enjoys its personal space, just the act of having a cat in your home alone can do wonders. Let’s take a look at what we mean:

Person holding group of little cats in arms.

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20 Interesting Facts About Cats

August 11, 2016

You certainly don’t need to be a cat owner to know how much joy a furry friend can bring to one’s life (though it helps!). But, regardless of if you have a cat or not, there is so much more to learn about these adorable little guys that many of us call family. Here are 20 of our favorite fun facts about felines:

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2015

December 3, 2015

NEW YORK, NY- The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting took place on December 2nd, 2015 as the official start of the holiday season to those around the world. Thousands gather around the tree every year to see the tree light up and enjoy the lineup of live performances (this year including Carly Rae Jepsen, Pentatonix, and The Rockettes to name a few). While it was necessary to get there early to get to the front of the crowd, it was definitely worth it for those who got to see it! The Rockefeller tree will be lit until January 6th for visitors during the holiday season so if you’re able to, take a trip down to 48th-51st streets in NYC!

Here at 1800Flowers we got into the Christmas spirit as well! Take a look at our Christmas tree in the lobby:

Christmas Tree in Lobby

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

December 3, 2014
Holiday Flower Tree

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Every year, thousands gather to watch the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in mid-town Manhattan, NY. Unofficially, this tradition started in 1931 with a 20 foot tree decorated by construction workers with paper, tin cans, and strings of cranberries. Although there was no tree in 1932, there has been a tree every year since the official tradition began in 1933. We have our own tradition here at 1800Flowers with our Holiday Flower Tree. Here’s our history:

Back in the late 1970’s in the original 1800Flowers shop on 1st Avenue in New York City, we were one of the first in the neighborhood to sell live Christmas trees. Customers would often tell us that they’d love to have a live tree, but their apartments were too small. One night, as we were cleaning up after a busy day of designing arrangements, a customer came in and asked if we had anything that would fit on a desktop. My sister Julie and I began crafting some boxwood into a Christmas tree, and decorated it with flowers and ornaments. the customer stood in amazement and exclaimed, “That’s perfect!” In that moment the Holiday Flower Tree was born. It has since become one of our most popular and treasured designs of the holiday season. I hope it brings just as much joy to you and your family this year.

-Jim McCann, Founder & CEO