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Holiday Gift Guide: Send a Boost

After the year that 2020 has given us, send a boost of strength to everyone on your list with this fun and playful gift.Complete contents of package:12oz JOCO Cup in Mint: JOCO creates eco-innovative, reusable drinking vessels. Crafted from leading knowledge and materials, designed for a lifetime of use. Made from non-porous borosilicate glass, the 12 oz mug has an anti-splash ergonomic lid, thermal silicone sleeve, standard barista sizing, dishwasher and microwave safe, BPA, lead and cadmium free plus Food Grade Safe, LFGB, Reach & FDA compliant.“Strength Heart” from Venture Imports: Hand carved from one piece of soapstone with a machete then wet-sanded smooth. Some remain their natural stone color and others are dyed bright colors and etched. Made in...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Send Hope

This year presented everyone with challenges. Some were more extreme and dire than others, but hardship was endured by all of us. As we look toward 2021, send a symbolic gift of positivity and optimism with these white birch lanterns. Complete contents of package:White birch lanterns from Serrv: Light glows warmly through the intricate patterns of this handmade lantern, created from partially recycled iron. Exterior has distressed white finish; interior has bright golden finish. 6"h x 4"dia and 4"h x 3 1/2"diaWax LED Candle from Jamali Garden: To create the illusion of life-like candles, our genuine white wax pillar candle includes a moving LED wick that creates a realistic candle flame effect to cast your room in a soft glow....

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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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Beyond Flowers and Food Was a "Hero of the Day"

Being named a “Hero of the Day” by Good Day New York on Fox5 in New York City is quite an honor, since there are so many people and companies doing extraordinary things right now. They selected us because we donated our "Send to Thank a Frontline Hero" packages to some of the ICU nurses at a local hospital in one of the hardest-hit areas of New York. (Read more about why nurses hold a special meaning for us and how the drop went.) But all of the accolades deserve to go to the hero nurses on the frontlines. Keep up the good work! 

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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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