International Women’s Day is March 8th

friendshipp3This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Inspiring Change.” It is meant to recognize and educate others about the need for women’s equality, which has made great strides but still has a long way to go. This theme calls for challenging the status quo around the world and bringing change that provides more women with more opportunities and equal standing.

As such, International Women’s Day was created to celebrate all achievements made by women in the social, economic, and political environments. It is a great way to also call attention to those areas that require more action.peoples2 - Copy

Every year since 1911 when it started, International Women’s Day has been celebrated on the same day – March 8th. There are events all over the world that celebrate this day, including those organized by women’s groups, organizations, governments, charities, the media and educational institutions.

Many events are planned in the Albuquerque area to celebrate International Women’s Day. Here is information on some of the events:

We are the Water

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light and New Mexico Oxfam Action Corps are hosting the third annual, We Are the Eighth Day, an event celebrating International Women’s day. The theme is year is We Are of Water. It will be held on:dadp3

Sunday, March 23, 2014,
3:00-5:00 p.m.,
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
431 Richmond Pl NE

Five women artists will use the visual and spoken word to explore nature and change and express their spirituality through art. There will also be many artist booths and local food and beverages are also featured.

Disc Golf Tournament

There will also be a disc golf tournament held on March 8th at the Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Equality Rally

Another event will be held March 7th, 2014 and is set to fight for equality in wages and workers’ rights at the University of New Mexico AFSCME Council located at 1202 Pennsylvania Street NE in Albuquerque.rosesp1

You can do your part by participating in these and supporting women you know by giving them a gift of flowers and thanking them for a job well done.

Signature Design Flower Arrangements

feb25p1Every florist uses some existing designs like those created by Teleflora and other flower partner companies. However, we, at Peoples Flower Shops, also have an incredibly talented floral design team who makes beautiful custom designs, seasonal collections, and more.

One of the things our floral design team is known for across all of our Albuquerque flower shops is our Signature Design Collection. The Signature Design collection is custom designed flower arrangements unlike any seen through any other florist.  They are stunning flower arrangements that are perfect for any occasion.

The Peoples Signature Design is available in bright bold colors or you can opt for soft pastel tones. The size of each Signature Design flower arrangement is the perfect size for an end table or a bed-side table. Each flower arrangement is typically available in three sizes to suit your budget.

Peoples Signature Design Sunflowers

Created with sunshine in mind, this fun summer arrangement is sure to delight with numerous sunflowers as well as other bright, brilliant flowers hand arranged in a tall vase.feb25p2

Peoples Signature Design Garden

This signature garden style arrangement is sure to brighten any mood. It has roses and many other stunning flowers hand arranged in a sophisticated container.

Other Signature Designs

Our Signature Design collection changes each season with something new and exciting to offer that includes the available seasonal flower varieties. Sometimes, this includes tropical flowers and exotic flowers while other seasons include twigs, berries, pine cones or other decorative flourishes.feb25p3

All of the Signature Designs incorporate the freshest flowers possible that have been selected from our premium flower farm partners. They are made to be enjoyed for as long as possible, providing exceptional value for money. These Signature Designs are just one of the many reasons why we have been voted a favorite florist in the Albuquerque area.

Delivery Options

The Signature Design collection is available for delivery throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico as well as across the country thanks to our network of preferred florist partners. These arrangements are also available to ship anywhere in the country so you can share these extraordinary floral designs with anyone.

Birthday Flowers and Gifts

B Bear HugSpring brings a lot of birthdays for many of you – friends, family, and colleagues. The good news is that we have a lot of great ideas for you, including the arrival of may spring flower favorites like tulips that will be sure to put a smile on the birthday recipient’s face!

We thought we would share some of our favorite birthday arrangements plus remind you of some other birthday gifts we have in case you are looking for something to go with the flowers or shopping for someone that might not be into flowers.

Birthday Flowers

Just on our birthday tab on our online shopping site, we have nearly 70 different birthday flower arrangements to choose from to suit every style, taste, and budget. There are flower arrangements in elegant vases, acrylic cubes, cute ceramic holders, and wicker baskets.thanksp3

Some of our favorites include the new tulip arrangements as tulips have just arrived at all of Albuquerque flower shops. We are so excited! There are also orchids and premium long-stem roses that are some of the most popular to give among our customers.

Of course, you can also create your own customized birthday flower arrangements by working directly with our floral design team on your idea. Tell us your budget, color preferences, type of container and floral varieties and we will do the rest. This is a great way to also personalize your birthday flowers and watch the designers at work.dadp4

Birthday Gifts

If you want to add to your birthday flowers, consider any of our balloons and Mylar balloons, greeting cards, and stuffed animals.

Of course, if flowers are not your birthday recipient’s thing, you can also send them an indoor green plant, gift basket, seasonal fresh fruit or sweet treat from our gift collection. There are also prepared meals and fresh seafood on our gift idea list. To make it that much easier to make a selection, we even have gift categories for giving to men, women, or children.

Ordering is easy by doing it through our Facebook page, online store, mobile app, phone, or in-store. We can arrange for your birthday flowers or birthday gifts to be shipped throughout the local Albuquerque area, anywhere in New Mexico, or even across the country. Let’s get started on helping you pick the freshest and most unique birthday gifts possible!dadp2

Make this the Best Valentine’s Day EVER!

feb3p5To help you make this a Valentine’s Day to remember, we’re here with a wide range of unique flower arrangements, bouquets, and gifts not to mention some Valentine’s Day add-ons that include balloons, greeting cards, and stuffed animals.feb3p4

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women

We have all kinds of gifts for women that is sure to delight your sweetheart. Here are just a few of the gifts we have available:

  • Send her premium roses in all different colors and quantities that are hand arranged with greenery and baby’s breath in a tall glass vase.
  • Go exotic with your flower selection, including the option to gift her with orchids, lilies, or tropical flowers.
  • Tulips have arrived, and these make a special statement.
  • Enjoy a wide range of gift baskets in various sizes and themes, including those that feature olive oil products, spa products, coffee and tea, fresh fruit or savory selections.
  • If your gal has a sweet tooth, you can satisfy her with any number of sweet treats and freshly baked goods.
  • If your girl has a green thumb, she will be sure to appreciate an indoor green plant or a flowering plant, dish garden, or basket of flowers.

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men

Valentine’s Day is for guys, too! We have a number of ideas for you to show just how much you care for that special man in your life:feb3p3

  • We have a wide range of sweet treats, including a premium Godiva chocolate tower, chocolate dipped cookies, brownies, cheesecake bites, a junk food survival gift basket and more!feb3p1
  • Another popular gift for guys is a scrumptious seafood dinner like our Main Shore Clambake. It has everything for a romantic Valentine’s Dinner for 2 (even the utensils, bibs, towelettes, seafood forks and a cooking manual!), including 2 live 1 1/2 lb. Maine lobsters, 2 pounds of fresh littleneck clams, 18 ounces of New England clam chowder, 2 servings of new potatoes and sweet corn, a whole lemon, clarified butter and oyster crackers.

Order Now for Valentine’s Day!

Although we always make extra preparations for the busiest day of the year, including ordering extra flowers, plants, and gifts from our partners as well as hiring extra staff and drivers, we do – and have – run out of flowers even before Valentine’s Day arrives due to the orders placed well in advance.feb3p2

We don’t want to disappoint any of our customers. To make sure you get exactly what you want to make this the best Valentine’s Day ever, be sure to order now whether you visit one of our Albuquerque flower shops or order by phone, online, or through our Facebook page! Now is the time to do it!

Flowers, Chocolates, or Both? That is the Question, and Peoples Flower Shops is the Answer

Grand Reserve Rose plus VaseWhile you are debating the age old question of what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, we thought we would help you by providing you with a collection of Valentine’s Day gifts so you can see if it is flowers, chocolates, or both.

Let’s Start with Valentine’s Day Flowers

The classic Valentine’s Day gift is flowers, which are traditionally roses that represent love especially those of the deep, dark red variety. That’s not to say that roses of another color don’t work either, and we have some stunning colors like pink, hot pink, ice white, yellow and lavender.teacherp2

Then, we have a plethora of Valentine’s Day flower arrangements, including those in cubes, baskets, and vases. Everything imaginable in terms of floral designs is available, including a collection of over-sized arrangements with multiple dozens of flowers.

Of course, our floral design team also loves to custom create what you may have in mind. They enjoy the creativity and challenge of recreating what you are imagining and turning it into reality. And, when there is love involved, it makes even more special for our flower design team.  memorable3

Then There’s Chocolate

We know it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like chocolate. In fact, most people absolutely adore chocolate in any form and look forward to having an excuse to it over this holiday of love.

This year, we have added a number of new goodies for Valentine’s Day that we are excited to share with you. First, we have a gift basket that we have called “Sweets for the Sweet,” including premium chocolate products like Toblerone.friendshipp4

Another delicious item is our chocolate dipped mini cheesecake bites. They include such yummy ingredients as milk, dark, and white chocolate as well as toppings like almonds, mini chocolate chips, and dark chocolate nonpareils.

We also have an incredible Godiva tower of treats as well as a massive chocolate drizzle cake and chocolate covered cookies.

Plus Other Valentine’s Day Treats

We also have to share these other Valentine’s Day ideas with you that may help turn it into an incredible day or evening. If you don’t want to go out to a crowded restaurant then how about ordering one of our incredible clambakes or surf and turf combos? That way you can enjoy your flowers, an intimate dinner at home, and chocolates for dessert all from one Valentine’s Day partner!

Autumn has Arrived and So Have Fall Flowers and Fall Gifts!

fallp4fallp3Autumn has officially begun and with it comes a change in the weather and new colors of flowers to enjoy! We are excited that fall flowers are now here within our Albuquerque flower shops as well as many fall plants and fall gifts to enjoy for any occasion or event as well as for upcoming fall weddings.

This blog post offers a little preview of what is to come in terms of our new fall flower arrangements, fall bouquets, fall centerpieces, and fall gifts.

We’ve added a few more pictures to this blog post because we are so excited to share some of the latest and greatest fall flower arrangements now available!

Fall Flower and Plant Arrangements

Our fall flower arrangements include all the favorite fall flowers in rich shades of orange, red, cinnamon, brown, yellow and green.

There is everything from sunflowers and gerbera daisies to autumn tinted roses and elegant orchids.summerp1

Also featured are some beautiful fall plant arrangements. The Fall Mum Plant is a bright orange and cheery addition to any home or office, including its seasonally decorated basket with plaid ribbon and pumpkin ornament.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Fall Signature Design Flower Arrangements

The Signature Design Collection consists of exclusive designs available only through Peoples Flower Shops and created by the Albuquerque florist’s design team. These include some amazing new designs created just for fall:

  • Autumn Bounty includes sunflowers, safflower, millett, mums, and China berry and arranged in a chic glass vase.
  • Autumn Jewels contains premium roses, hydrangea, and cymbidium orchids. This large arrangement is perfect to set on a large counter or a dining room table, and
  • Waves of Grain is a fall flower arrangement that features sunflowers, garden snapdragons, and beautiful millet.fallp1

Local Albuquerque Fall Flower Arrangements

A few of our special fall arrangements are made just for our Albuquerque customers and feature unique designs and extras to celebrate the season as well as special holidays like Halloween.

This includes the Teleflora Spooky Surprise Bouquet in a pumpkin vase replete with a spooky ghost ornament. Then there is the Teleflora Simply Sunny Bouquet chock full of sunflowers in a stunning painted vase covered in sunflowers.fallp2

Fall Gifts

Our fall gifts include new harvest gift baskets of fresh, seasonal fruit as well as artisanal cheeses, savory crackers, and sweet treats as well as new selections in all of our categories for men, women, and kids!

Be sure to shop online or at any of our store selections so you can enjoy the new fall selections. We already have some fall flowers, plants, and gifts on sale!

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!

Fall Harvest flowers by the armful! Bushels of flowers always bring bright tiding and joy to the heart.

Fall Harvest flowers by the armful! Bushels of flowers always bring bright tiding and joy to the heart.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th through October 15th.  This blog post provides information about this special celebration and offers some suggestions on ways to celebrate it.

What is National Hispanic Heritage Month?

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a way to recognize those of Hispanic and Latin American descent who have contributed to the growth and development of these cultures within the United States and provided a fine example of leadership, hard work, service, community and family. This is also a time to recognize many of the traditions and customs that have been adopted within the United States and add to the rich fiber of the community, including the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

Sunflowers, Safflower, Millett, Mums, and China Berry are in abundance in this beautiful Autumn floral.

The month-long celebration began in 1968 and was started on September 15th because this is the anniversary of the independence of five countries while the month long celebration also includes the independence of other Latin American countries, including all in total, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, Chile and Belize.

The theme this year is “Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor.”

National Hispanic Heritage Month Events in Albuquerque

While the kick-off celebration for National Hispanic Heritage Month in Albuquerque already occurred on September 6th, there are other ways to celebrate this heritage month.

gerberap1The Albuquerque Journal lists a number of Hispanic Heritage Month events in the local Albuquerque area:

  • 2 p.m. on Sept. 19 — Charreada (Mexican rodeo), Tingley Coliseum at Expo New Mexico, 300 San Pedro NE. Tickets are $15, $24 and $34.
  • 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 28 — Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Heritage Luncheon, Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras SW. Tickets, $30 per person or $300 for a table for 10.
  • Oct. 1-3 — Production of La Casa de Bernarda Alba, a play by Federico Garcia Lorca, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth SW. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9-10 — Hispanic Art Expo, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE. Free.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 — National Hispanic Cultural Center, 10th anniversary parade and public opening of the Torreon, 1701 Fourth SW. Parade starts at noon on Central and Fourth SW and ends at the Cultural Center.
  • 6 p.m. on Oct. 15 — De Colores Leadership Banquet, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 11000 Broadway SE. Tickets are $75 per person or $750 for summerp1table of 10.

Peoples Flower Shops Offers Flowers for National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations

Whether you are hosting a small family celebration or creating a large event for National Hispanic Heritage Month, consider us your source for flower arrangements and floral centerpieces as well as floral bouquets and other artistic floral designs. We also offer vibrant flower arrangements that you can send to a loved one to celebrate this special heritage month.

Focus on Freshness and Quality – The Hallmarks of Peoples Flowers

teacherp2Whether you are buying flowers or a gift basket for a loved one or colleague or you are just treating yourself to a green plant, blooming plant, or floral bouquet, you want to get as long a life from it to not only enjoy it, but you also want to get value for your money.

You Get What You Pay For

Although many people jump at flowers found at the grocery store or through online-only discount florists because they are on a tight budget and the price seems right. However, the saying, you get what you pay for, does apply here.Brom Garden

You Get More than What You Pay For

To get the freshest flowers possible as well as long-lasting green plants and fresh gift baskets full of fresh fruit and gourmet food, you actually do not have to spend much more than the prices found on these discount sites.

That’s because no matter which floral arrangement, plant, or gift basket you choose from Peoples Flower Shops of Albuquerque, you can be sure it will be the highest quality and the freshest possible.     nutritionP3

Our focus on quality and freshness has never wavered from our original philosophy developed when we opened in 1944. It has worked for decades and we are not about to change it now to turn a fast profit.

After all, these long-standing hallmarks have earned us a growing customer base of loyal clients who have continued to select us as their florist of choice for quality, freshness, value and personal service.

It is this focus on freshness and quality that has also garnered us local awards as the favorite flower shop in Albuquerque as well as helped us gain the position of “Preferred Florist” in a national network of award-winning florists who share the same hallmarks of quality, freshness, value and exceptional service.gerberap4

We are so sure of our freshness and quality that we have continually provided our satisfaction guarantee. Since 1944, our guaranteed satisfaction offer covers everything we sell. Whether you have purchased plants, flowers, or gift baskets, if you are dissatisfied, simply return it for replacement, exchange, or refund.

If you have not given us a try, please visit one of our many locations in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area or try our online store to experience freshness, quality, and value in one florist.

Summer Time and the Flowers are Gorgeous

signature2We are excited about our vast selection of gorgeous summer-time flowers with floral arrangements and bouquets now in stock for immediate pick-up via our cash and carry specials or online through our website, blog, or exclusive Facebook fan specials.signature4

Our Summer Flower Collection

With summer in full swing, we are enjoying a bounteous harvest from our flower farm partners, including all the summer flower favorites like roses, gerbera daisies, Oriental lilies, poms, alstroemeria, hydrangea and daffodils.

Our incredible floral design team has put together a sublimely beautiful collection of summer flower bouquets, summer floral arrangements, and summer floral centerpieces.

This includes our Signature Design series where our floral design team has created exclusive floral arrangements not found with any other Albuquerque florist.summerp1

These include:

  • Signature Design: Sunflower. This bright and cheerful floral arrangement offers a burst of summer flowers in vibrant colors also displayed in a tall glass vase.
  • Signature Design: Dahlia. This elegant, tasteful flower arrangement features dahlias in different available colors along with other flowers that enhance the beauty of this summer flower.

In addition, we have other unique summer flower arrangements that include a number of smaller options that are a great way to give, share, and personally enjoy this summer’s stock of seasonal flowers.

Here are some stunning summer selections that are budget-friendly but do not compromise on quality or creativity:summerp2

  • Solar Flare: This striking arrangement packs a powerful punch with two big and bold and flowers.
  • Lilies and Lemons: This unique floral arrangement features bright, sunshine-filled yellow lilies in a glass vase full of cut lemons. We also offer a much larger arrangement that is showcased by fresh orange slices and a rainbow sherbet color array of summer flowers.
  • European Dish Garden: This economically-priced arrangement includes blooming plants and green foliage within a wicker basket and is designed to offer long-time enjoyment.

We’ve also got many tropical flowers and exotics to choose from to add a unique look to your home, office, wedding or event this summer. Even if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for online or in our store doesn’t mean we can’t make it for you.summerp3

Again, it’s our amazing floral design team who can step in and help you create a dazzling summer wedding bouquet or summer wedding floral centerpieces as well as special and personal summer flower arrangements for any special occasion.

Come into any of our Albuquerque flower shops to learn more!

What’s the Best Way to Say “Thank You”? Say it with Flowers from People’s Flower Shops!

thanksp1There are always those times where you want to tell someone how much you appreciate them or what they did for you. It might be a colleague on a work project or a teacher who helped your son or daughter. Or, it could be a thank you for being a great friend.

thanksp2One of the most beautiful ways to capture your appreciation for what someone else has done for you is with flowers. We’ve got a beautiful selection of flower arrangements that you can send to someone that absolutely screams “thank you!”

Thank You Flower Ideas

Our flower design team at all of our Peoples Flower Shops locations and through our online store has put together a stunning array of ways to say “thank you” with flowers.

Here are some of our ideas:

  • Mahalo: Hawaiian for “thank you,” this aptly named flower arrangement says thank you through a mix of tropical flowers, including Birds of Paradise.
  • Cube Arrangements: A “thank you” flower arrangement does not have to be large or expensive to be truly meaningful. Good things come in small packages like our collection of flower cubes that offer stunning flowers, including orchids, gerbera daisies, and more.
  • Fresh-Cut Flowers: You could send an assortment of seasonal, fresh-cut flowers wrapped up for your recipient. This is a perfect way to say thank you to the do-it-yourselfer so they can arrange the flowers how they like.thanksp3
  • Exotic Beauty: The floral design team offers some very unique ways to say “thank you,” including this contemporary style flower arrangement that features a Cymbidium orchid that rests on a pedestal that is surround by clear marbles. This is a very Zen way to say “thank you!”

Other Ways to Say Thanks!

While flowers are a lovely way to say thanks, we have other fresh and unique ways to show your appreciation if your recipient may be allergic to flowers or may prefer something different:

  • Fresh green plants
  • Fresh fruit baskets
  • Fresh gourmet food and gourmet gift baskets
  • Collectibles and gifts
  • Thank you balloons
  • Thank you greeting cards

Whether your recipient is in Albuquerque or anywhere in the United States, we can serve as your partner for sending your thanks. Our thanksp4florist network means we are connected with other florists who share our commitment for freshness, high-quality, and value. Let’s get started with your thank you gifts!