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Sympathy Gift

How to send a sympathy gift from the group

When a coworker or a friend have lost a beloved one, sending a sympathy note of condolence is often challenging, as is to know what to say or how to phrase your thoughts and feelings. Feel free to combine phrases and write what feels natural and comfortable to you.

You may want to express condolences on behalf of the whole group. However, organizing the gift can be tedious: who is going to buy, who is going to collect the funds around the office. Still, this a great opportunity to pool resources and send a meaningful, quality sympathy gift.

Will you be sending a sympathy flower arrangement to a home or the workplace? Will you be sending a funeral flower arrangements to a memorial service, cemetery or funeral home?
Usually, most people choose to send flowers a week or so after the funeral when the initial shock has passed.

A nice gesture is to send sympathy flowers to the family's home after the funeral to remind the bereaved that you have not forgotten about them or their loss. And even if a few weeks have passed since the death, flowers are a comforting reminder that friends are still thinking of the family throughout the grieving process.

How do "sympathy flowers" differ from "funeral flowers"? 

Sympathy flowers are addressed and sent directly to a loved one of the deceased. They are usually smaller floral arrangements that decorate end tables or can be used as a centerpiece in the family home. Funeral flowers serve as a tribute to the deceased at the funeral service. Funeral flowers should never be sent to the home as they are too formal, large and inappropriate for a home or office. Keep in mind that a sympathy arrangement doesn't necessarily have to be dark and somber. During this difficult time, you can help remind the family to celebrate the life that was lived. Flowers add fragrance, color, and beauty to an otherwise somber atmosphere and provide a comforting diversion. An arrangement filled with springtime colors - pink, yellow and lavender are a lovely reminder of hope and rebirth. 

Recipient Info

When you enter a card message from the whole group there are a few details to keep in mind.

- Send flowers to the family of the deceased, using the individual’s first and last name, for example: To the family of John Smith.

- Add a brief, but thoughtful message to be included on the note card accompanying the sympathy gift. 

Most common are:

- Loss of Mother
- Loss of Husband
- Loss of Wife
- Loss of Child
- Loss of Father
- Loss of Sister
- Loss of Brother

When you place your order there will be an option to include a message. Here are some ideas for what to write.

• Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
• May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
• Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
• May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
• Remember that you are not alone. We are always here for you.
• We are thinking about you and sending love.
• Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
• We are very saddened to hear of your recent loss.
• Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. 


Why send sympathy flowers from a group

• It is simple, convenient and your group can add a personal condolence message.
• They are delivered fast in case you are on the short schedule.
• Flowers are profoundly expressive when there are no words to express your heart.
• Suitable for an intimate friend or a mere acquaintance or business colleague.
• Beautiful flowers improve the surroundings during a critical time.
• Still the most popular and universally acceptable expressions of sympathy.
• Easy to send as a group, giving everyone a chance to pitch in. 

Sympathy gift baskets are an excellent choice as well

Flowers tend to be the go to expression of sympathy, but there are many other options that work well for groups since they tend to be higher priced items. Consider the sympathy gift baskets - a fruit or gourmet basket is greatly appreciated by a family who is receiving out-of-town guests during the mourning period. This type of gift does double-duty, delivering your condolences while helping to care for and nurture family and friends. 


Start A Gift Campaign

Just pick an occasion to start a gift-from-a-group. Type in your recipient and your campaign is created.

Invite Others To Join

Next, invite your coworkers or friends to join. They can view your campaign by clicking on the URL. 

Split The Gift Cost

Everyone invited can contribute towards the campaign, invite more people and leave comments. 

The Gift Is Delivered

After the goal is reached your recipient will receive the gift on behalf of the whole group.