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What to Send Instead of Flowers or Food

Our mission at Beyond Flowers and Food is to offer unique and thoughtful gift packages for life’s toughest times. We (Beth and Katie, sisters and co-founders) came up with this idea after losing our mom suddenly and unexpectedly to cancer a few years ago. In the days and weeks that followed her death, we were inundated with flowers and catered food. And while we so appreciated the gestures and felt so touched by the support, we felt badly when the flowers died and the food went uneaten.In the years that followed, we found ourselves in this same predicament many times, where we wanted to support a friend or family member that is struggling but there were no gifting solutions out...

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Thanking Our Local Hospital Heroes

This week is National Nurses Week, and to thank some of these brave men and women, we donated 25 of our “Send to Thank a Frontline Hero” packages to a local hospital.  We delivered them this morning to the ICU nurses at a hospital in the hardest-hit area of Westchester County, which is where we live.    Our mother was a nurse and we know firsthand what a special breed they are.  Compassion, strength, intelligence, kindness and courage seem to be their universal traits.  This Coronavirus pandemic have forced these nurses to risk their lives to protect the lives of others.  They are “heroes” in its truest definition.  So we wanted to do something to give them a boost …...

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What to Send to a Frontline Hero

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, doctors, nurses, police, firemen, grocery store employees and other frontline workers are risking their lives to protect the lives of others.They are “heroes” in its truest definition.Rally around these courageous people by sending them something to make them smile and feel motivated. Full Product Details(Female Gift Package) WonderWoman Socks from SuperHeroStuff.com: Knee-high socks that feature a Wonder Woman design, decorated with stars and colored in her iconic colors of red, yellow and blue. The socks a feature a small red cape hanging from the back.(Male Gift Package) Superman Crew Socks With Cape from SuperHeroStuff.com: These 80% cotton, 17% polyester, and 3% spandex Superman Crew Socks With Cape make your feet appear to be DC Comics' Man...

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Items to Put in a Gift Basket for Mom

Mother's Day is always a bittersweet celebration for us.  We lost our mom to cancer in 2012, and having to pause and be thankful for the blessing of a mother when she is not here is quite painful.  But on the other hand, we ourselves are mothers to six amazing kids between us, so taking a moment of celebration for the beauty of that is definitely a happy and necessary event.  At Beyond Flowers and Food, all of our gift packages are hand picked by us with the recipients' needs at the center of our selections.  We're highlighting two of our favorite gift ideas for mom below, but you can find our complete list of Mother's Day Gift Ideas in our Uplifting...

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Angel Ornaments

Angel ornaments are a thoughtful addition to anyone's Christmas tree. But an angel ornament is especially meaningful if it's there as a reminder of a loved one who has died. When a loved one passes away, you want to feel like they are still close to you.  Even though they’re not visible, you have a strong desire to feel their presence. Angels are mentioned in the Bible, but even if you’re not a person of faith, angels are widely thought of as symbols of that space between heaven and earth. An angel ornament is the perfect gesture to support a grieving friend - it's a symbolically simple, beautiful and tangible reminder of hope and faith.  The holidays can be an especially...

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