Category Archives: Sympathy

Condolence Gift Baskets: More Than Words

When someone you know or are close to, loses someone near and dear to them, it is hard to come up with words to convey your sympathy, but you know that silence is not an option. Don’t let your discomfort stop you from reaching out because now, more than ever, your support is needed. 

Showing Compassion

The most important thing you can do is simply be there in one form or another. Sometimes distance makes it impossible to be physically present when you are needed and you have to come up with ways to reach out. A phone call, flowers, or a sympathy card will all help, as well as a Condolence Gift Basket that shows a visible and insightful sign of your compassion, whether brought in person or delivered to their home.

A Beautiful And Thoughtful Arrangement

You will have many options in choosing just the right sympathy gift basket. It might be a Kosher gift basket, depending on the family’s orientation, or the correct basket for “sitting Shiva” where the timing is so important to fit into the seven-day mourning period. It doesn’t matter what type of basket you send or bring as long as it shows your respect and compassion for the grieving family. When you look for a Florida condolence gift basket, their expertise will garner a beautiful and thoughtful arrangement, based on your reflections of the family and their personal likes and dislikes. They will then be presented with a show of how you feel, that you’re there for them and you care.

 

Sympathy During Shiva…

Shiva. Or if you aren’t Jewish, mourning after death. I think we can all empathize or feel sympathy for anyone who has lost someone.  It’s not an easy topic to talk about so we’ll be gentle.

Regardless of religion, background, age, gender or location, we can all identify with that awful sense of loss. And it doesn’t matter if it’s expected or not, too soon or not soon enough, it’s never easy.

Sympathy Ribbon for ShivaI remember the first time I lost a relative. I was young and didn’t really quite understand what was happening except that I couldn’t see my Grandma anymore. As I grew older, death came more into focus and so did the pain of passing friends and loved ones. Occasionally it’s been for the best – be it from age, pain or illness – too often it hasn’t. I’ve sought solace and comfort in my own ways as I’m sure you have, but I think we can agree: Knowing we aren’t alone in those difficult moments makes all the difference.

For me, that support has been announced by a hug from my brother, a thoughtful phone call from a co-worker, and once even a slumber party complete with my two best friends, DVDs, pajamas with feet and a few too many bottles of wine. Each one so special and significant in their own ways, but all of them arrived at the exact right moment when I needed them.

And of course, I’ve tried to return the favor for those in my life. Homemade cookies, a letter, a look, a laugh. We all need different things during times of grief and mourning, but hopefully we’re all surrounded by love.

We hope that during your periods of Shiva or mourning, that you are supported and loved. If we can be a part of your day, we’d be honored. Many of our condolence gift baskets are Kosher and since flowers are often not brought to Shiva, make an appropriate and tasteful gift alternative.

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