Heard someone you know has lost a close family member? Like all of us, you want them to know that you are thinking of them and that they are in your thoughts and prayers.

Most people send flowers as that is the traditional thing to do, however, they could receive so many flowers it becomes overwhelming and they run out of vases very quickly. We have many savvy customers sending the grieving family one of our gift baskets as they are very practical especially when friends and family come to visit. If you look through the range you will find some will have tea, coffee and biscuits to feed the mourners, how very practical!

Back when I was young, my father passed away with cancer and I remember so clearly, many friends and family dropping by to show their respects to my Mum and us kids. It was obviously the worst time of my life, however, the visits were comforting as we talked and talked about Dad and all the funny things he did and the good stuff they all remembered about him. It felt to me, the more we talked the more it bought him back to life as the last thing you want to do is let them go and say goodbye. I also remember we had many people that avoided us as they were not sure what to say. We were in the supermarket not long after he died and Mum saw a friend of the family at the end of the shopping aisle, once she saw Mum, she quickly turned and ran away from us, it was very hurtful as we started to feel like an outcast as this woman was not the only one that found it hard to confront us, as I guess she wasn’t sure of what to say.

So if you are not sure of what to say in the gift message, call me and we can work shop some sensitive and thoughtful words, this is important, as it’s a time when all their friends, family and work colleagues support is so very significant to the grieving process.
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