The Mother Of All Days

In honor of Mother’s Day, Peoples Flower Shops asked one of our floral designers—who also happens to be a mom—to share her experience and also her expertise when it comes to selecting the perfect flowers for mom this May 13.

Name: Heather Henderson-Rivera

Child’s first name and age: Kyleigh Ann Rivera, 22.

How did you get into floral work?

My mother, Marietta, moved out to Albuquerque, New Mexico with my father in the mid 1960s. She became employed as a day surgery nurse at a local hospital. As an outlet and a way to artistically express herself when not working as as nurse, she volunteered at a flower shop. I always thought as a kid (and into adulthood) how neat it was of her to go help out at the flower shop and design flowers. To this day, my mother is an incredible artist. Her forte is watercolor painting. While attending college and studying to become a social worker, I followed in my mother’s footsteps and volunteered at several flowers shops. Through volunteering, I found my passion! It gets in your blood.

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Albuquerque Mother’s Day Celebrations

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Mother’s Day is almost here, and if you are like many of us, you are probably seeking the ideal gift to give your Mom. After all, she has always been there for you, and no one loves you like her. She is unique, and she deserves something extraordinary on Mother’s Day. What can you give her that really expresses how spectacular you think she is? The answer is easier than you might think – simply consider her everyday hobbies and interests – and then call Peoples Flowers.

Flowers have been used to convey deep emotions for thousands of years, and to this day they are the #1 gift given on Mother’s Day. Flowers are the best way to end a special day with Mom – so here are just a few suggestions for Albuquerque Mother’s Day celebrations we think she’ll love.

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If you mother loves culture and works of art, schedule a visit to the Albuquerque Museum. Explore the masterpieces of local and world renowned artists, learn about the history of the Southwest, check out the educational opportunities, or walk through the Sculpture Garden. There is a lot to take in, but whichever exhibits you enjoy together, give her one of our modern floral designs to remember the day.

Or perhaps your mother is a gardener? She would love to get together and stroll through the ABQ BioPark Botanical Gardens. Explore the Walled Gardens, the Butterfly or Dragonfly Sanctuaries, or the Desert Conservatory, all the while enjoying the amazing flora of this area. There are miles of paths through the exhibits, and plenty of gorgeous landscapes, so have your camera available! You can take some keepsake photos of Mom, and then give her a potted blooming plant from Peoples Flowers to plant in her own yard.
mother's day celebrationsMay 14 is Mother’s Day, and there are many ways we can honor our Moms – but nothing is more precious to her than the gift of time. If you live close by to your Mom, take her for a day on the town. But whether she is here in Albuquerque or across the miles, Peoples Flowers will take care of delivering the most beautiful floral designs and plants. We understand how important it is – after all, we love our Moms too!

Sending Flowers to Mom on Mother’s Day

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We love her every day of the year, but on May 14, we have the chance to really show Mom the love and appreciation she deserves. Our Mom is a mentor and counselor, best friend and cheerleader. She made us who we are and continues to love us as she did when we were young. There is just something remarkably special about our Moms, and we love that there is a day set aside to celebrate them.

Peoples Flowers has been privileged to provide floral designs and bouquets for all occasions for over 70 years. Our collection of Mother’s Day flowers and gifts has been created to give you a comprehensive selection of products, one of which will be perfect for her. Whether your mother lives in Albuquerque or across the country, we’ve got you covered. Here are just a few of our favorite designs from our annual collection.  Continue reading

Peoples Flowers – Mother’s Day

Mother's DayFrom the earliest records, we have of ancient cultures, we have held our mothers in high esteem. Around the world, numerous customs are celebrated to honor Mom, and although many look like the American version of Mother’s Day, some are quite distinct in their expression.

As Ireland traditionally has many Catholics, it is not surprising that their Mother’s Day observance originated in the Catholic tradition. Mother’s Day takes place on the fourth Sunday of Lent; in deference to the ritual of “Mothering Sunday” which was a day to return to one’s home, or “mother church”. There is no definitive time or event that we know of when people began to use the day to present their mothers with small tokens of appreciation on Mothering Sunday as well; although that has become the tradition. In Thailand. Mother’s Day is observed on the birthday of the reigning queen, Siskrit; which takes place in August. In Ethiopia, Mother’s Day spans nearly a full week, and is a feast involving family and friends, and lots of celebration.

Mother's DayWe have observed Mother’s Day in the United States since 1914 when Anna Jarvis was successful in having the day placed on our calendars as a national holiday. Over the last century, many diverse countries have embraced the American custom of Mother’s Day, also celebrating on the second Sunday of May. Gifts, flowers, and cards are given in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, the UK and India; although Mother’s Day in India is only about ten years old. In a culture and society that already has a calendar full of festivals and holidays, it is a striking fact that Mother’s Day has gained such popularity in such a short period.

Mother's DayCloser to home, Mother’s Day is one of the most popular annual consumer holidays regarding gifts and cards purchased. This reality so troubled Anna Jarvis in the later years of her life that she reversed her position and fought to have Mother’s Day removed from the calendar. Mother’s Day continues to evolve, with political activists often choosing the day as perfect for awareness campaigns and protests regarding equal rights for women across the globe.

Still, the best reason to celebrate Mother’s Day is to recognize the most amazing mom in the world – yours. If you are looking for a way that is both gorgeous and meaningful, consider sending a vivid spring bouquet from Peoples Flowers. Look through our selection here on our website, or speak with one of our florists to create a personal arrangement – but order soon to guarantee that your chosen flowers are still available for this popular day.

Floral Gifts Ideas for Mother’s Day

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Mom taught you about love, cared for you and still has your best interests at heart. While you appreciate her all year round, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your love and honor this traditional holiday just for Moms.

Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday of every May. This year, it’s on May 10. Do you know what you’ll be getting Mom for Mother’s Day this year? Consider these heart-warming flower ideas to show her you care:

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Peoples’ Florist makes Mother’s Day shopping easier than ever with carefully pre-selected flower arrangements and products just for Mom. Choose from glorious spring arrangements bursting with lilies, gerbera daisies, roses, and much more. You can also change things up by sending Mom a Fruit and Cheese basket, gourmet chocolate assortment, or even a snack food survival kit.

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Peoples Signature Tulip

Classic Beauty

There are certain classic flower choices that always get a great response and never seem to fall out of favor. Carnations, tulips, daisies, roses, lilies, daffodils and dahlias are just some of the gorgeous flowers in this category. What are your Mom’s favorite flowers? Chances are, they’re in this category. Consider giving Mom a bouquet from the Peoples’ Florist Classic Collection and take the guesswork out of Mother’s Day shopping.

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Shades of Love

Mom’s Own Flower Garden

While there is some overlap with the Classic category, the Garden Collection is another great gathering of flower bouquets and options for Mother’s Day gift-giving. With an emphasis on spring blooms as well as summer radiance, a garden-themed bouquet will give Mom her own personal flower garden and show her just how special she is. From bright daisies and lilies to tulips, daffodils, orchids and hydrangea, there’s no shortage of breathtaking arrangements here.

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Gerber Spring Garden

The Signature Collection

Looking for something that’s a bit of a departure from tradition and what “ordinary”? Then check out the People’s Flower Shops Signature Collection. This innovative and contemporary approach to flower arrangement is sure to impress and delight your mother, and there are a variety of arrangements to choose from. From elegant stargazer lilies to sleek, while calla lilies, these bouquets are bursting with the most refined blooms and combinations. When ordinary just won’t do, send Mom something from the Signature Collection.

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Peoples Signature- Roses

While Mom is there for you 365 days a year, Mother’s Day only comes around once per year. This May, show your Mom just how special she is with a bouquet of artfully arranged, beautiful flowers. Flowers always brighten the spirits, and Mom deserves it. Whether you go for Classic style, a Garden-inspired arrangement or something more refined from the Signature Collection, she’ll know you went the extra mile.

Contact Peoples Flower Shops with your flower design questions or to place your Mother’s Day order today.



TV Mom Showdown

pre-start copySome of the greatest TV moms were laid back, others were a bit overbearing, a few taught us lessons with their animated (literally) personalities, and so many of them tried just a little too hard to be cool. Whatever their onscreen personalities were, these TV moms helped raise us while filling our homes with laughter and tears. They gave us a peek into the lives of families we fell in love with and grew with each week. But whoever they were, none could compare to our real life moms.

This Mother’s Day choose from a mix of classic and modern moms to help us decide who the ultimate TV mom is! You just might win the chance to celebrate your real mom with a $100 gift card from Spa FInder!


Enter your email address, first & last name, then cast your vote! If the TV Mom that you pick wins, you’ll be entered to win a $100 Spa Finder gift card — so you can give a great gift this Mother’s Day! Enter once per day to make sure your mom wins, and share your story on Facebook. 

Enter here:

A Winner will be chosen at random on May 8th and notified by email. Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom’s Love Roses for Mother’s Day

Mom_Spray RosesOne of the traditional Mother’s Day presents has always been roses, and there is a reason why: Most moms simply adore these beautiful flowers and are thrilled anytime they receive them.

That’s why we have ordered a record number of fresh, premium long-stem roses from our flower farm partners to ensure every mom is treated to their share of these stunning roses.B Top Selling Flowers

Our Mother’s Day rose selection contains a wide array of sizes and colors, including flower arrangements that are available by the half dozen, dozen, and multiple dozens. Yes, we have even a rose arrangement with four dozen roses – that’s 48 stunning long-stem roses. Just stunning!

Then, there are colors galore – red, pink, hot pink, white, yellow and lavender just to name a few. Check with us on any other special colors available. Our roses include baby’s breath and other greenery that offers a full arrangement for Mom to enjoy in a wide range of containers, including glass vases and other special containers.

Our incredible floral design team has also created some Mother’s Day rose arrangements that feature numerous flower varieties, including those with tulips, lilies, carnations and hydrangea. We have special Peoples Signature Designs that also feature roses, and these are flower arrangements exclusive to our Albuquerque flower shops.jan20p1

If you want to do something special for Mom above and beyond these exquisite rose arrangements, you can create a custom Mother’s Day rose arrangement that matches your mom’s color preferences and favorite combination of flowers as well as one that meets your budget.  You can also bring us a treasured vase that is sentimental to Mom so that we can use this for your custom Mother’s Day flower arrangement.teacherp2

Of course, you may want to consider many of our other Mother’s Day gifts, including balloons, greeting cards, gift baskets, chocolates and seasonal fruit. We’ve also put together some special gift baskets themed just for Mom and things she may enjoy or that will pamper her on this special day.

Don’t delay in ordering for Mother’s Day as it is fast approaching on Sunday, May 11th. We do deliver on Mother’s Day around Albuquerque, so be sure to get your order in now so you can get your preferred delivery time. You also want to make sure you get exactly what Mom will want, so call, visit a shop, or order online today!