DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier floral and gifting company, FTD Companies, Inc.®, is honoring the uniqueness of all moms everywhere for Mother's Day through a special Instagram contest and two-day Chicago celebration. #FTDMyMomIs is being held at Water Tower Place this Friday and Saturday, May 1 and May 2, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT. The event offers a range of activities, including floral demonstrations, flower giveaways, photos with a massive floral wall, free postcards to moms and the chance to win a year of free flowers.
The world premier floral company has built a 20-foot wall of more than 12,000 carnations, roses, and greens, bringing an entire new meaning to Mother's Day flowers. Visitors are encouraged to take photos against the stunning fresh floral wall backdrop holding a sign representing what the moms in their life mean to them. Participants can then send that photo in a postcard to their mom, and share it on Instagram using the hashtag #FTDMyMomIs to be automatically entered to win a year of FTD flowers. Those unable to attend in person can still take part in the nationwide contest by posting their own photo to Instagram of what their mom means to them with #FTDMyMomIs.
Designers from local FTD Florist City Scents Floral & Home will be on-site at the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 1, to offer step-by-step instructions on how to build bouquets inspired by the uniqueness of your own mom. FTD's Vice President of Design Michael Skaff and Floral Design and Gifting Expert, Kate Law will also offer tips to help shoppers find a perfectly unique floral bouquet and gift for their special recipient.
"Moms should be celebrated every day of the year, and what better way to show you care than by sending a bouquet of fresh flowers that embodies her distinctive personality for Mother's Day," said FTD President, Chief Executive Officer Robert Apatoff. "We're inviting everyone to embrace all the moms in our lives and participate in #FTDMyMomIs through the massive wall of fresh flowers, floral workshops and the chance to win flowers for a year."
FTD has a wide selection of beautiful flower arrangements to fit any mom and to make any mom happy this Mother's Day. Arrangements can arrive hand-delivered, same day by a local FTD Florist or shipped direct in a beautiful gift box from FTD.com. For more information, visit www.FTD.com.
The #FTDMyMomIs event is open to the public. Visitors can stop by Water Tower Place at 835 N. Michigan Ave. For more information and special Mother's Day discounts, visit www.FTD.com/MyMomIs.
About FTD Companies, Inc.
FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. Through our diversified family of brands, we provide floral and gift products to consumers primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. We also provide floral products and services to retail florists and other retail locations throughout these same geographies. FTD has been delivering flowers since 1910 and the highly-recognized FTD® and Interflora® brands are supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo which is displayed in nearly 40,000 floral shops in approximately 150 countries. In addition to FTD and Interflora, our diversified portfolio of brands includes the following trademarks: ProFlowers®, ProPlants®, Shari's Berries®, Personal Creations®, Cherry Moon Farms®, Flying Flowers, Flowers Direct, Drake Algar, Sincerely™ and Gifts.com™. FTD Companies, Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, IL. For more information, please visit www.FTDCompanies.com.
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