(NAPSI)—Legend has it that King Henry VIII—the one who famously had six wives—declared the first Valentine’s Day in 1537. Ever since, it’s been an occasion to show the one you love how much you care with cards, sweets, gifts and flowers. For many, it just isn’t Valentine’s without flowers.

Some 200 million roses are grown to meet the demand for Valentine’s each year. No one knows roses better than 1-800-Flowers.com. “On Valentine’s she wants a gift that wows,” says founder Jim McCann. “When it comes to delivering a smile to your special someone, don’t settle for less. With amazing deals on romantic bouquets and delectable gourmet treats, 1-800-Flowers.com guarantees you’ll make a lasting impression on your Valentine. Trust us. We’re the official florist of Valentine’s Day.”

All New Ways to Wow Now

This year, besides the perennial classics, 1-800-Flowers.com offers new breathtaking bouquets of roses, including lovely long-lasting stems, as well as fresh bouquets with flowers from eco-friendly, sustainable farms and captivating hot pink blooms. What’s more, the company expanded its “Wild Beauty” collection of floral gatherings featuring seasonal stems such as Oriental and Peruvian lilies, silver dollar eucalyptus, and thistle, in mixes of textures and rich, vibrant colors—all chosen and combined to delight the free-spirited Valentine.

For these and other truly original flowers and gifts, call 1-800-FLOWERS, go to www.1800flowers.com, or visit a retail store.

Flower-Sending Tips & Tricks

To help everyone to win at the game of love, there are these “shopping hacks”:

• Deliver early. Having Valentine’s gifts show up before the day shows confidence, and confidence is sexy.

• Chat your way to exclusive deals. Interacting with 1-800-Flowers.com on social media will pay off.

• E-mail and mobile text alerts are a must. Stay on top of things with updates in real time about your order and more.

• Gift smart. When you use SmartGift at 1-800-Flowers.com, your Valentine will be instantly notified via text, e-mail or another messaging platform that something special is headed his or her way—and if it’s necessary to provide or change delivery information, it can be done.

For over 40 years, 1-800-Flowers.com has been helping make Valentine’s a success, with gorgeous bouquets, decadent chocolates, cuddly teddy bears, romantic keepsakes—pretty much everything you need to make it a never-to-be-forgotten day.

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