Sympathy Gift Baskets and Bereavement Gifts
People don’t always remember what you said to them or gave to them but they do remember how you made them feel. When you want to make them understand how much you care, a sympathy gift basket can make that statement without your having to say a word.
Oftentimes, the bereaved are overwhelmed with flowers, food, and condolences before and during a funeral. But when the flowers have died, the food has been eaten, and the friends have all gone home, a gift from you is like a hug that whispers “I’m still thinking of you!” So, even though you may send your condolences at the time of the funeral, don’t forget to follow up with a sympathy gift a few weeks or even a month later.
The anniversary of the death of a loved one, a wedding anniversary, birthday, or any other special time that was spent together can be a particularly sad time for the one left behind. These are occasions to show how much you care–even if it’s only a card reminding them that they are in your thoughts.
Although we do not sell flowers, if that is your choice of remembrance, here are some suggestions that may help you make a selection with your local florist:
Various religions have traditions and customs regarding sympathy flowers
Buddhist – Send white flowers, the traditional color of mourning in Buddhist culture. Yellow flowers are also acceptable. Red flowers symbolize happiness and are not considered an appropriate tribute.
Christian – Most denominations consider flowers an appropriate tribute with no limitations on the color of choice.
Hindu – Flowers may be an appropriate gift depending on family preference. A gift of fruit delivered to the bereaved family’s home is also considered a welcome gesture of sympathy.
Jewish – Flowers may be an appropriate gift depending on family preference. A gift of fruit, sweets or food delivered to the bereaved family’s home is also considered a welcome gesture of sympathy.
Muslim – Flowers may be an appropriate gift depending on family preference. A gift of food sent to the bereaved family’s home is also considered a welcome gesture of sympathy.