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Old 12-31-2012, 08:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This is coming from the receiving end.. And may be too late.. but...

When my son passed the arrangements that I really liked and my family, were the plant arrangements.. Something I could keep around in rememberance.. Another thing too (we'll there's a couple more, but I won't disclose those) some good friends sent me an angel figure that I also cherish and it sits next to a picture watching over him..

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The peace lily planter sounds lovely. When my dad passed away someone sent me a plant collection in a beautiful wicker basket. The plants lasted a lot longer than cut flowers and I still have the basket almost 20 years later.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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We just had a club member pass away, and she had an "in lieu of flowers" thing and it said to make a contribution to our club. I looked it up to see what it meant, because I was thinking about bringing flowers and also making a donation as requested but its kind of like a "please don't bring flowers at all" thing. So...I guess I'm a little late and you've already ordered, and I'm sure no one is going to be mad at you for it, but that's just how I read it. It's kind of like, don't waste $100 on flowers and just give it to a place that will have a use for the $$$.

Remember...there's no such thing as an insignificant amount when it comes to a charitable donation.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It did give a fund for donations but the way it was worded did not make me think it was in lieu of flowers or that they didn't want flowers and knowing what it was for I felt better sending flowers. What we paid for the planter would have been insignificant and we wanted our boss to know we had done something for him rather than make anonymous contributions (and I'm not looking for a tax write off). Lately I haven't seen an obit of someone I've known without some fund listed but unless they say "in lieu of" they get flowers too and no one has seemed disappointed.
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