CARLE PLACE, N.Y., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With warmer weather and brighter days, summer is the perfect time to spread smiles across the nation. Whether it's to celebrate a birthday, express feelings of gratitude or "just because," there has never been a better time to connect with those who have truly impacted your life. This summer, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLWS), the world's leading florist and gift shop, has set a goal to deliver a million smiles through its Summer of a Million Smiles program. Since first launching on May 28, 2012, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has delivered 250,000 smiles – and counting!
"As florists, we appreciate the opportunity to support our local communities. As such, our goal is to deliver as many smiles around the world as possible," says Chris McCann, President of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. "This year, we're encouraging our customers, employees and local florists to send and share smiles throughout their community and beyond. With 250,000 smiles already delivered, we are delighted to be one step closer to delivering a million smiles this summer."
To accomplish its goal of a Summer of a Million Smiles, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has developed a special summer flowers and gifts collection. This collection includes many hand arranged, truly original gifts that will add a little sunshine to brighten someone's day and are an easy way to deliver a smile. A sample of these terrific gifts includes:
- Smile Bouquet®, bright yellow cushion poms create this fun arrangement, sized and shaped to look like an iconic smiley face
- All Smiles Gourmet Sweets & Treats Gift Basket, this colorful, collectible box is bursting with delicious gourmet sweets and treats including Cheryl's Cookies®, Red Delicious apple caramels, rich Butter Toffee, The Popcorn Factory® Kettle Popcorn and a special sugar cookie that's decorated with a sweet chocolate smile.
- Fields of Europe™ for Summer, a gathering of fresh sunflowers, delphinium, alstroemeria, yarrow, monte casino and more inside a clear glass gathering vase tied with raffia in tribute to rustic European style
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