Lucky Stems: Win Flowers (and more) from Peoples Flowers!

Lucky Stems logoAre you feeling lucky? You should be. With Peoples Flowers Shops, every delivery of gifts or flowers is a chance to win. When you receive a flower or gift delivery from Peoples, look for the attached Lucky Stems card. There is a special code printed on the card. Now visit Peoples’ Lucky Stems Web page and look for the green box that says, “Try your luck!” Enter the code, click “go” and see if you’re an instant winner!

As Lucky Stems codes are issued, random winning codes are drawn and matched to a variety of prizes, such as flowers from Peoples or gifts from other local businesses. Are you the sender of a bouquet or gift? Make sure the recipient checks his or her Lucky Stems code. It’s a fun bonus. We deliver all around the Albuquerque area, including Rio Rancho, Corrales and Bernalillo.

Our Lucky Stems Partners
Peoples Flowers Shops partners with other great businesses for the Lucky Stems program. Peoples itself offers a dozen wrapped roses, ready for gifting or brightening up your own home. Get to know our great local Lucky Stems participants. You may soon be enjoying an amazing latte or a gourmet pizza if your code is a winner!

Napoli Coffee
There is lots of competition among coffee shops, but Napoli Coffee stands out with a bright interior, free Wi-Fi, hand-crafted coffee drinks, and delectable burritos and pastries. Napoli is located at 2839 Carlisle Blvd. NE in Albuquerque. It’s an independent coffee shop with local flair. That makes it a great fit for Peoples’ Lucky Stems program.

Il Vicino
Il Vicino has been at the forefront of bringing gourmet pizza to New Mexico. There are five locations in the state, including a tap room. The menu features modern takes on classic Italian food. The pizzas are topped with fresh ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and capocollo ham, and then cooked to perfection in a wood oven. Some Lucky Stems winners are lucky enough to get a gift good for the culinary delights at Il Vicino.

Win a Dozen Roses
Even if your Lucky Stems code isn’t a winner, you can still sign up for Peoples Flower Shops’ Win a Dozen Roses contest. Sign up here and become a member of the Peoples Flowers site. Every month, we select a random winner and that person gets a choice of sending or receiving a dozen classic roses… in your choice of color! Just register once and you’ll be eligible for all future drawings.

A Little Extra Flair
Peoples Flowers Shops is always looking for a way to give a little something extra to our customers. We already deliver outstanding bouquets and unique gifts. Lucky Stems adds even more excitement and fun to getting flowers! Place a delivery order today by visiting PeoplesFlowers.com, giving us a call at 800-727-1600 or visiting any of our Albuquerque metro area locations.

Make Memorial Day Even More Meaningful With Ideas from Peoples Flowers

Patriotic Salute bouquetMemorial Day is on Monday, May 28th. It’s a federal holiday and many people mark the occasion with a day off of work. But Memorial Day is much more than a day off. It’s a day for honoring the men and women of the armed forces who gave their lives for their country.

History of Memorial Day
Memorial Day was first unofficially observed in 1865, after the Civil War. It was originally known as Decoration Day, so named because it was a day when people would visit cemeteries to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers. Memorial Day was nationally-recognized in 1868 with a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Recognition of the day spread throughout the country. In 1971, the last Sunday in May was designated as a three-day federal Memorial Day holiday.

4 Special Ways to Observe Memorial Day
Memorial Day is often about spending time with family, grilling outside and enjoying the late spring weather, but also take time to recognize the sacrifice so many members of the armed forces have made throughout the history of our country.

Blessed HeartDecorate a Loved One’s Grave
Think back to the original observance of Memorial Day and the decoration of graves. You may have a family member or ancestor who was in the armed forces. Memorial Day is a time to recognize his or her service. Decorate that person’s grave site with flowers to express your remembrance and appreciation. Consider a Serenity Wreath or Patriotic Salute bouquet, or stop by any Peoples Flowers location for a custom arrangement.

Visit a National Cemetery
National cemeteries have special events to mark Memorial Day. For example, Santa Fe National Cemetery decorates the graves with flags just prior to Memorial Day. Fresh cut flowers may be placed on the graves. Potted plants are allowed during the 10-day period before and after Memorial Day. Typically, a special ceremony is conducted in the morning. Make plans to be in attendance. New Mexico is also home to the Fort Bayard National Cemetery in Fort Bayard.

Serenity Wreath

Serenity Wreath

Attend a Memorial Day Event
Albuquerque plays host to a wide variety of Memorial Day activities. The New Mexico Philharmonic performs at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo on May 26. This makes for a great family activity. Pack a picnic and sit on the expansive lawn. The New Mexico Veterans Memorial on Louisiana usually hosts a observance ceremony on Memorial Day. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park in Angel Fire is presenting a morning Flag March and Memorial Day Ceremony with special speakers and music from the 44th Army Band.

Volunteer for a Community Group
There are many ways to show your appreciation for our fallen soldiers. One meaningful way to give back is to volunteer for a charity or veterans’ organization. Consider volunteering at a veterans’ cemetery to help with maintenance or give tours. Check into volunteer opportunities at your local VA hospital. Support a group that supports our current soldiers, such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Homes for Our Troops and Operation Homefront. If you don’t have the time to volunteer, then think about making a donation to help these worthy organizations continue their important work. By giving back, you will never forget the true meaning behind Memorial Day.

Albuquerque Wedding Season is in Bloom at Peoples Flowers

bride bouquet

Peoples Flowers can customize the bride’s bouquet.

We are entering a season known for its celebration of love. June is an especially popular month for weddings, perhaps because it is named for Juno, the goddess of marriage. Peoples Flowers Shops knows that you already have your hands full with planning your wedding. Our experienced wedding designers have you covered when it comes to flowers.

Exploring Albuquerque Wedding Venues
In a city as diverse as Albuquerque, there are many wedding venues to choose from. You may choose a traditional church venue or look to the beautiful outdoor spaces available throughout the city. May and June in Albuquerque are often accompanied by great weather with warm, sunny days. Here are three romantic outdoor locations to consider for your special day.

Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Gardens
The BioPark facilities are available for both daytime wedding ceremonies and private evening weddings. The purple wisteria-covered ceremonial rose garden is capped with bountiful white roses. It is an especially popular spot for nuptials and has room for 125 seated people for evening ceremonies. Peoples Flowers can help you accessorize your botanic garden wedding with a bouquets like the eye-catching Serenity Vase and custom-designed flowers for the bride.

Old Town Gazebo
Bask in the charm and history of Albuquerque Old Town by renting out the plaza’s famous gazebo for your wedding celebration. Use swathes of flowers to decorate the poles and railings. With rental fees coming in at just $250, it’s a beautiful and affordable location for your wedding. The gazebo is a classic spot in a lovely setting. It’s a great way to take advantage of Albuquerque’s abundant wedding season sunshine.

Your Favorite Park
Albuquerque has 361 municipal parks ranging from the sweeping, elm-covered green field of Hyder Park to the sparkling ponds at Tingley Beach. Exchange vows or have your reception under a beautiful blue sky. This can be an extra-special location if you and your sweetie met while walking your pooches or enjoy taking strolls together around your neighborhood.

Pink bouquet

Peoples Flowers has expert wedding floral designers on hand at all times.

Your Wedding Helper
Whatever venue you choose, Peoples Flowers will make it magical with floral decorations, bouquets for the bridesmaids, boutonnieres for the groomsmen, and flowers for the bride. Visit our Wedding Gallery for ideas and to learn about the different styles of wedding bouquets, ranging from nosegays to cascades.

Every wedding is unique. Peoples Flowers has wedding specialists ready to work with you on selecting the perfect flowers for your memorable day. We accommodate requests and can locate hard-to-find flowers. Nobody tops our service from the moment you schedule a consultation right through to your wedding ceremony. Peoples has a delivery van and designer available for last-minute changes. We are also on call for you 24 hours a day, so we can handle any requests as your wedding approaches.

Schedule an appointment today and let Peoples Flowers help make your dream wedding come true.

4 Fun Ways to Surprise Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Dazzler bouquet

The Dazzler bouquet will be sure to impress.

The second Sunday in May is a very special day. This year, on May 13, families around the world will celebrate Mother’s Day. This is the time to let your mom know how much you love and appreciate her. The most popular way to share your affection is with a bouquet of flowers and a gift of chocolates.

Peoples Flower Shops in Albuquerque has been making Mother’s Day extra special for decades with lovingly-designed bouquets and gift options ranging from ceramic collectibles to memory boxes to yard art and bath and body sets. Peoples also has some suggestions for Mother’s Day surprises to go along with those beautiful floral arrangements. We’ll help you make this Mother’s Day unforgettable.

1. Create a personalized photo album. Chances are there are boxes of family photos stashed away in your mother’s attic, in a closet, or on her computer. Give her a hand with getting them in order and create a unique Mother’s Day surprise at the same time. Go through the photos, pick out the most memorable and fun moments, and compile them into a photo album. Take some new photos to bring it up to date with recent pictures of the kids, grandkids, other family members and pets.

You can put together an album with supplies from the craft store or use an online service to print a professional-looking hardback photo book. Either way, you’ll brighten your mother’s Sunday with a delightful stroll down Memory Lane.

2. Deliver the bouquet in person. If you don’t live in the same town as your mother, think about taking the time for a road trip to visit her on Mother’s Day. She’s probably expecting to receive flowers, but imagine her surprise when her children arrive to deliver them in person.

3. Write a letter. Nowadays, we live in a world full of emails and text messages. Handwritten letters are a rarity. Mother’s Day is a great occasion to get out your pen and put down on paper what your mother means to you. Choose nice stationary and deliver it along with a bouquet of flowers. This makes a classic statement that shows you really took the time to create a personal gift. A letter from the heart will become a keepsake your mother can return to again and again.

4. Give the gift of time. Mothers are busy people. Sometimes, the greatest gift might be more peace and quiet and a little less work. Allow Mom to “take a day off” from her normal routine. Agree that everyone will share the chores and meal preparation for an entire day and let mom have free time to do whatever she wants.

Make Her Day Amazing
You’re not alone when it comes to picking out a great Mother’s Day gift. Stop by any Peoples Flowers location in Albuquerque. We have shops in Downtown, Nob Hill, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. Our creative design professionals will help you craft a bouquet, find the perfect gift, and choose premium chocolates that are sure to please. Sunday, May 13 is an extra special day for your mom, but remember to tell her how much you love and appreciate her all year long!

Plants and food gift basket

Give mom a gift basket from Peoples Flowers.

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