Sympathy Gifts: Flowers or Food? You Choose!

  • Posted on: 29 March 2015
  • By: rachelburns

In a situation where sympathy gifts are proper but not requested, many people bring flowers. Though flowers are a beautiful and honest gesture, they have a short life and serve little, practical purpose. Billions of dollars are spent annually in the United States on sympathy flowers and up to 86% of flowers that are purchased annually are gifts for non-calendar holidays, such as deaths.