Meaningful, Appropriate Sympathy Cards and Gifts

Meaningful, Appropriate Sympathy Cards and Gifts

Writing a sympathy card or sending your condolences after a loss is never an easy of enjoyable thing to do, but it’s important to remember that you are serving those you care about. It’s an opportunity to give encouragement, be a source of comfort and let them know that you’re thinking about them in this sad time. Figuring out what to write in a sympathy card can be difficult. Here are a few messages that are meaningful and appropriate to write in sympathy cards, as well as some of GiftTree’s thoughtful sympathy gifts.   These messages are perfect from a group, couple or family, but you can substitute I, me, or my, as well:  “We are so sorry for your loss. We’re all thinking of you, keeping you in our prayers, and honoring the memory of your ____” “Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are with you in thought and we wish you comfort and peace as you remember (insert name here)” “As we remember your _____, our hearts are filled with love. We are all thinking of you and sending you peace in this challenging time.” “Words fall short at expressing our sorrow for your loss. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.”   Short, poetic and inspirational messages: “May the memories of your ____ bring you comfort and peace in this challenging time.” “May you treasure the wonderful memories, find peace and comfort and know that I am with you in thought and prayer.” “Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort through the pain of this...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Kiss the Chef Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Kiss the Chef Edition)

Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. This Why We Gift Wednesday is all about the home chefs who go above and beyond to cook delicious meals at home. They say that the best meals are the ones cooked with love, but did you know that’s actually been scientifically proven? The University of Maryland conducted a study that proved that as children and adolescents, we attached the emotions of feeling safe, nurtured and cared for with the taste of home cooked meals. It’s basically why everyone thinks their mom is the best cook in the neighborhood! Is there a chef in your family who dedicates time to making delicious, nutritious and nourishing meals for the ones they love? Thank them today for all their prepping, planning and care with a little something for the kitchen!       Comment Below Who does the lion’s share of the cooking in your...
Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day!

Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day!

Aren’t teachers the best? They go out of their way to dedicate time and attention to the success of others. National Teacher Appreciation Day is a week from today, taking place on Tuesday, May 8th. Is there a teacher in your life or your child’s life who has made a difference and had a positive impact? Surprise them with a gift that shows them just how much their dedication has meant to you and your family! From personalized treasures to gourmet gifts for every palate, here are some of our favorite gifts to celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day. Each of us has or has had that special teacher in our lives who inspires us, makes us smile, and always seems to know the right thing to say. Thank them for being an important part of your life with this memorable inspirational mug with the quote, “To the World You May Be One Person, But To One Person You May Be the World.” Here at GiftTree we absolutely adore the teas from Steven Smith Teamaker, based right here in Portland Oregon. This wonderful tea tasting crate holds a variety pack of Steven Smith tea, including different varieties of green, black and herbal blends, ranging from bright and floral to smooth and creamy. It’s all arranged with a porcelain teapot and teacup set for one, along with apple blossom honey and shortbread cookies in our exclusive gift crate. What teacher wouldn’t love a little taste of the sweet life? Our exclusive five box tower arrives all dressed up with hand-tied satin ribbon. In every box, your favorite teacher will be surprised by delicious...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Sisters Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Sisters Edition)

Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. Yesterday (April 10) was National Sibling Day, so this Why We Gift Wednesday is a shout out to sisters everywhere. Whether she’s older than you, younger than you or your identical twin, today is dedicated to sisters who come through for us time and again, with encouragement, support, advice and a listening ear. And no matter how different you may be from your own sister, a trustworthy, loyal, attentive and true-blue sister is a true gift in this crazy world. You know the old adage, “to have a friend, you must first be one”? Here at GiftTree we think this applies today, too – to have a great sibling, you must be a great sibling. ♥ “A loyal sister is worth a thousand friends”  ♥  Is your sister someone you’re incredibly grateful for, someone who lights up your life with just her presence? Let her know how important she is to you! It can be as simple as a phone call or a little text that says “I’m thinking of you today, and I just wanted to let you know how special you are to me.” If you’re looking to send your sister (or sibling!) a little something just because, why check out the gift baskets from...
Perfect Thank You Gifts for Doctors and Nurses

Perfect Thank You Gifts for Doctors and Nurses

Today’s blog is all about National Doctors Day, coming up this Friday (March 30th). It’s a day dedicated to thanking those medical professionals who help you and your family be as healthy as you can be. We all benefit from and utilize medical professionals every single day – teachers, doctors, dentists, caregivers, nurses, chiropractors, physical therapists, nutritionists and many more – all of these people go above and beyond to help make the lives of everyone around them healthier. At GiftTree, we think it’s important (and just a kind gesture in general) to let all of them know that you appreciate the hard work they put in to helping those around them. Sending a Doctor an offering of food, flowers, wine or a personalized gifts sends a message that says “Your dedication doesn’t go unnoticed by me or my family – thank you for all you do!” Here are some perfect thank you gifts for Doctors and Nurses and all the medical professionals in your life! Sweet Offerings Serene Spa Gifts Fancy Fare for the Foodies Fresh Flowers     Check out GiftTree.com – from fresh flowers to beautiful personalized gifts, send something sweet to the staff lounge – there are so many ways to thank the Doctors in your life!   Comment Below Do you have a strong relationship with your family Doctor? It’s such an important connection to...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Good Sport Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Good Sport Edition)

Welcome to Why We Gift Wednesday! Each week, we celebrate one of the thousands of reasons that we truly love giving. Whether it’s honoring the relationships that we have, feeling grateful for an occasion or a special time of year, or relishing life’s simple joys, Why We Gift Wednesday is all about giving and generosity – the expression of appreciation for life’s many happy moments. Few things are as fun as a good old fashioned sports rivalry, as long as you know how to be a good sport about it. It can get pretty heated in a house where there are fans of opposing teams, if we’re not careful to watch our tones or get too carried away with the barbs and jeering. Regardless of whether or not your team has long since been disqualified or they’re still very much in the running, we wanted to take a moment today to reflect on the notion that it’s just generally awesome to see your loved ones happy that their team won. So we think it’s pretty great to root for your sweetie’s favorite team with them, and that’s why this Why We Gift Wednesday goes out to the “good sports” all over the country. Want to thank your loved one for being a good sport and making it fun to be around them, even when your teams are facing off? Surprise them with a little something sweet from GiftTree.     Comment Below Does your house root for opposing teams? How do you keep it...