Grandparent’s Day – Celebrating Family

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Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of
being a grandchild or a grandparent.
— Donald A. Norberg

Grandparent’s Day is upon us and with it the very special opportunity to honor those people in our lives who have been best friend, mentor, confidante, partner-in-crime and loving protector. There is no one quite like a grandparent, and nothing like the bond they share with their grandkids. When it comes to our grandparents, nothing is too good or too special – and Peoples Flowers is the perfect place to find gifts that they will cherish – mostly because they came from you. grandparent's day

Our Floral Sophistication Bouquet is the latest in our luxury collection, and is the perfect choice for the best Grandma on earth! This floral design is sure to make her feel special with its elegance and beauty. If you’d prefer to send a long-lasting gift, a flowering green plant not only looks gorgeous but helps to promote clean air and good health. The azalea plant provides the benefits of green plants as well as offers the graceful blooms for color and decor.

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We love the idea of the kids sending a Grandparent’s Day gift straight from them. Add a teddy bear hug to a bud vase, and it makes a sweet gift to Grandma and Grandpa, who are sure to cherish it as it came from the heart of their grandkids.  As for Grandpa, if flowers won’t make him happy, we think that this gourmet gift basket is just the thing to make him feel loved. 

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Wherever you are in the greater Albuquerque Metro or Rio Rancho area, Peoples Flowers is your one-stop source for every relationship in life that matters. Give a gift from the heart, with a little help from Albuquerque’s favorite flower shop.

Gift Baskets for Every Occasion

giftp2There’s never a wrong time to give a gift basket. In fact, just about every occasion imaginable would be enhanced by giving a gift basket of gourmet food, fresh fruit, or other thoughtful items. From birthdays and anniversaries to welcome baby and get well to thoughts of love or a just because, gift baskets can provide the perfect message whether it is for an individual, team, department or group.

Our blog post this week provides some great gift basket ideas for all those special occasions. And, not all of our gifts come in an actual basket – some come in boxes and others in towers – but that doesn’t mean they can’t be counted as show-stopping gifts that your recipients will be sure to love!giftp4

Gift Ideas for Women

We have a range of food and non-food themed gifts and gift baskets for women that are sure to please. Here are just a few of the great ideas:

  • Red velvet cake bites
  • Farmer’s Market fruit and cheese basket
  • Spa and lotion baskets
  • Food and plant basket
  • Organic olive oil gift basket
  • Chocolate dipped pears

Gift Ideas for Men

Let’s not leave the guys out who also have birthdays, job promotions, and other occasions to celebrate. Here are some great ideas from our collection of gifts and gift baskets for the guys in your life:giftp3

  • Maine Lobster Gram
  • Garlic and wine clams
  • Harborside soup sampler
  • Cookies and brownies
  • Junk food survival gift basket
  • Fruit and cheese baskets
  • Surf and Turf selections

Other Gift Ideas

A number of our gift boxes, baskets, and towers can make for the perfect care packages for a range of situations:

  • Get Well care package
  • College care package
  • Baby arrival care package
  • New parent survival care package

For example, our Get Well Care Package contains a family sized (64 oz.) jar of handcrafted chicken noodle soup, a stainless steel ladle, 6 made from scratch rolls, 6 oatmeal raisin cookies, healing teas and cozy socks. Who wouldn’t want to get that?!giftp1

Same Day Delivery for Gifts and Gift Baskets

Our same day delivery area for gifts and gift baskets includes Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Cedar Crest, Corrales, Los Lunas, Placitas, Rio Rancho and Westside. Even if you just remembered a special occasion or want to treat a loved one spontaneously, take advantage of our same day service.

Come Participate in Daffodil Days and Raise Money for a Great Cause

daffy1It’s that time of year again — spring and the season of giving! For many years now, we have participated in Daffodil Days in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area. It’s a great cause and it fits our ongoing goal to participate in events that help our community.

Being a participant in the event as well as serving as a sponsor shows our community that we want to take care of everyone in it and help strengthen the bonds that make Albuquerque such a great place to live and work!

All about Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days is a large fundraiser that helps out the Presbyterian Hospital Hospice. It began in 1999 when Hospice volunteer Joan Walsh came up with the idea of a spring fundraising event that included selling daffodils as a way to get money for those that were struggling with hospice care for their loved ones.

Blooming Success

From that small start, Daffodil Days has grown each year to what it is today. It now takes volunteers a few days to wrap and arrange all the daffodils for sale, which are now sold in bunches, a vase, or as part of a larger flower arrangement.

daffy3The fundraiser is for the hospital’s home healthcare unit, which delivers skilled home care and hospice services throughout New Mexico. Over 500 volunteers sell thousands of daffodils over the course of the event.

The money raised from the sale of these daffodils will provide financial assistance to families that use the hospice services, including a way to cover medications, food, utilities and funeral expenses.

Details on This Year’s Event

This year’s Daffodil Days is scheduled for March 22 and March 23. There will be 160,000 daffodils that will arrive on Sunday, March 17th. Already, the event has 1,700 pre-ordered arrangements.

The rest of the daffodils will be sold at 26 sales sites throughout the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas. There are a number of sales locations to purchase the daffodils.

daffy2For more information about the upcoming Daffodil Days, please call (505) 774-6580.

Be sure to come help support your community by buying a bunch, vase, or arrangement of daffodils. The money goes to such a great cause. Plus, the daffodils are a wonderful way to welcome the spring season that is just around the corner!

Why Local Matters: Join Peoples Flowers in Supporting Local Businesses

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Peoples Flowers: a local Albuquerque business since 1944.

A pebble drops into a pond and the ripples echo outward. Buying local has the same effect on a community. This is about consumers supporting local businesses, but also about those same businesses supporting each other. We take pride in our community and know that our customers do, too.

Peoples Flowers is your local florist

Peoples Flowers has been a family-owned local business in Albuquerque since its founding in 1944. The original founder’s son now leads the company. Over the years, Peoples has grown to four locations in Nob Hill, Downtown, the Northeast Heights, and the Far North in Albuquerque. We deliver to Rio Rancho, Corrales, Bernalillo, and all over the metro area.

Our partnerships with local businesses

Peoples Flowers is proud to support other local businesses. Our partnership with Soilutions is smart for the local economy and smart for the local environment. Soilutions is a green waste recycler and compost manufacturer in Albuquerque. Leftover greenery from Peoples Flowers gets sent to Soilutions to be re-used. That means less waste is going to our local landfills!

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We partner with other local businesses to make our community stronger.

Flowers and chocolates go together. When Peoples Flowers was looking for the best chocolates and candies to offer with its bouquets and gifts, we chose Buffett’s Candies. Buffett’s is another family-owned local Albuquerque business with a commitment to freshness and excellence. This is all part of the positive ripple effect that happens when customers shops local.

Why shop local?

Buying local supports your neighbors and their families and helps to build up the community around you. Here are four compelling reasons to shop local.

1. Keep money in the community: Locally-owned independent businesses put more money back into the community than chain stores. This re-investment comes in many forms, such as the hiring of local employees, donations to community organizations, and partnerships with other local companies.

2. Get better customer service: Have you ever been on hold with a mysterious call center far, far away? It’s not a pleasant experience. Buying local means that you have access to real people, right here in Albuquerque. Peoples Flowers prides itself on top customer service. We provide personalized floral design and can answer any questions you might have.

3. Support local non-profits: New Mexico is know for its generosity in funding and volunteering for community organizations. Local businesses are a huge part of supporting these non-profits. When local businesses are thriving, they have even more opportunities to support local charities in turn. Peoples Flowers supports many local organizations through its Helping Hands program. Those groups include Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Special Olympics New Mexico and Albuquerque Academy.

4. Celebrate what makes us unique: Peoples Flowers has nearly 70 years of experience as a uniquely New Mexico florist. We have our finger on the pulse of the community. We know the local trends, supply local chocolates, and listen to what our customers have to say. We are your local Albuquerque florist and we join you in celebrating our New Mexico culture and businesses. When you say you want a bouquet to match your chile ristras, we know exactly what you’re talking about!

Extra Special Daffodils Available Friday & Saturday Only

Some very special Daffodils will bring a shower of Spring and hope to Albuquerque home healthcare and hospice patients on March 23rd and March 24th.

Peoples Flower Shops have been a long time sponsor of Presbyterian’s Daffodil Days fundraiser.  This charitable activity raises funds to support Presbyterian Home Healthcare and Hospice patients with financial needs. Wayne Pollack, owner of Peoples Flower Shops, says, “We are honored to be involved in a project that delivers support at an intensely difficult and vulnerable time in patient’s lives.”

Daffodil Days is celebrating its 28th year. Over the next few days 160,000 beautiful daffodils will be sold throughout Albuquerque, New Mexico. 500 volunteers will help with unloading the flowers, unpacking boxes of vases, baby’s breath and greens, preparing the flowers, driving delivery routes and working at sales sites. The daffodils will be arranged into bunches and bouquets – some for early delivery and others destined for sales at over a dozen locations in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.

For information on where you can purchase these arrangements please visit http://www.phs.org/PHS/Foundation/Daffodil/Locations/index.htm.  Remember you can shop anytime for daffodils and other luxury arrangements at http://www.peoplesflowers.com/

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