Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Cup Of Glee - Weekly Newsletter - IN LIEU

Welcome to the Blog for Fancy That!
We proudly call our blog “A Cup of Glee.”
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy!

Today, I thought I'd talk about something a bit unusual: flower etiquette for funerals. We've all heard and read it before: "In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to.......". Flowers are an integral part of a funeral. What people often don't realize is that flowers at a funeral are always appropriate (unless of course, it is against a religious custom), even if a donation is going to be made, because flowers add warmth to the service and provide the visible emotional support that the family needs. When my sister passed in 2002, I realized first hand how true the above statement is. I was deeply touched by all the flowers she received, and I was exceedingly grateful. It really was an enormous comfort. So, please remember that if you decide to make a donation in memory of someone, you can still send flowers, and vice versa. One does not have to be in lieu of the other.

While we're on the topic, I recently found a great site (healingbaskets.com) that offers for sale unique sympathy gifts and even memorial tokens that can be handed out to those who attend the wake or service. There's even a section of gifts for those battling cancer - all in all, healingbaskets.com offers an amazing collection of unique and meaningful ways to, believe it or not, celebrate someone's life. Another site worth mentioning here is zenamoon.com. Their hand-poured candles and unique gifts will, in their own words: honor your journey, delight your senses and feed your spirit.

ok, now onto a lighter note:

The Flying Saucer
(What’s new at Fancy That!)

Great News! Due to the demand of our Simplicity Line of teacups and saucers, Fancy That has increased our inventory to accommodate even more rental orders. Your next tea party, birthday or simple celebration doesn't have to break the bank to be elegant and memorable!

Until my next post, please remember:
Suggestions tolerated, compliments always welcomed. Tell your friends, and visit often.
SarahE for acupofglee.blogspot.com

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