Leaf a Legacy

 

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Greetings Gift-Givers!

 

Hi gift-givers! Today, I’m going to share a wonderful memorial gift that’s firmly rooted in love and purpose.

 

One-ish more thing(s)
before today’s gift ideas

 

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Gift idea time! Here’s a story of a
great gift to spark your creativity

 

The “outdoor memorial plant" Gift:

My brother-in-law died unexpectedly about 20 years ago (49 years old). Naturally my wife was very upset. My friend sent her a gift card to a local nursery with the instructions to buy a plant that she liked. She bought a peonies and planted it in the back. Now every time I see it, I think of her brother. It is a living reminder of his life and my friend’s kindness.

Tom from Ohio

 

Why this gift is great

 

  • Unique

  • Creates a lasting memorial

  • Lets them choose their preferred tree/plant on their own time

 

Brainstorming your version of this gift

 

 General guidance:

  • This gift can be given long after their loved one’s passing

  • If giving them a tree/plant that they’ll be responsible for or will be on their property, it’s best to include them in the process (I think the gift card from Tom’s story is a great idea)

  • If the recipient is not particularly green-thumbed, offer to accompany them to the nursery to help choose the plant and provide support in planting.

 

I’m a big fan of using a local nursery, but here are a couple of national online retailers that deliver saplings:

 

Options for donating a tree on public lands:

 

Alternative items to donate in someone’s memory (other than plants):

  • Art installation

  • Memorial bench

  • Library donation

  • Scholarship fund

  • Outdoor fountain

  • Playground equipment

 

 

Spread some love! Share this gift idea

 

Share this gift idea by forwarding this email to:

  • Your tree-hugger friend

  • Someone whose spouse just lost a loved one

 

Inspire others!
Share the stories of your best gifts

 

Please reply to this email ~ or ~ click the button below if you have stories of awesome gifts that you can share with the community that fall under the below topics:

  • Memorial gifts

  • Any memorable gift you’ve received or given

 

Your input helps others brainstorm

 

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My attempt to send
you off with a smile

 

Seeding your best gift ideas,
Patrick Kucharson
Better Gift Coach

 

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The community survey in 🎁 The “Remember When’s List" Gift edition asked the following:

Who in your life could you generate the longest “remember when list” for?

The answer “Mom” scored the highest (not a huge surprise, well deserved), but “Dad” received ZERO votes. Even “Pet” received a vote!

Okay, Dads - Challenge accepted! Let's get to work on creating those memories for our kids!

 

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