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How to send group flowers to a wake or funeral

Quick summary:

  • FInd common friends on Facebook
  • tell them what you plan to do
  • get financial commitments from them
  • call funeral home to find 2 florists local to the funeral home
  • call florist
    • get an arrangement that costs EXACTLY the amount of money that you have, including taxes, delivery, et cetera
    • get an arrangement that WON'T be bigger than those of the family, even if it has to be broken into 2 or 3 arrangements

Details:

  • FInd common friends on Facebook
    • go to the Facebook page of the friend whose relative is deceased
    • click on Friends
    • Find mutual friends
    • send an email to all of them that says something like this

Subject: group flowers for XXXXXX’s father’s wake on Thursday

Folks,

As you may know, XXXXXX’s father died, and the wake is today (Tuesday) in Dedham, MA. I am sending this to a random set of his mutual friends on Facebook.

The obituary says to send a contribution to charity in lieu of flowers, but I figured that if a bunch of us kicked in $10, we could send flowers from a group of us, and he’d appreciate it without it taking away from the charity idea.
Here’s the deal:

- if you want to contribute to flowers, say IN in the reply below
- I probably have to know by noon, since the wake starts at 5:00
- when I get about 10-20 replies, I’ll send a bouquet of flowers from the people on the list
- couples pay $20 to both be listed
- mail $10 CASH to me (no checks) to

<YOUR ADDRESS>

Feel free to add names for anyone else as long as you send me the money for them and work it out with them later. I'll also let you know when I stop taking money and someone else can do another set.

More information, including wake and funeral info, is at
<PUT URL>

  • call funeral home to find 2 florists local to the funeral home
  • check Yelp or Google reviews for both florists, pick the best
  • call florist
    • get an arrangement that costs EXACTLY the amount of money that you have, including taxes, delivery, et cetera
    • get an arrangement that WON'T be bigger than those of the family, even if it has to be broken into 2 or 3 arrangements
    • get their email address, and send them an email with all of the names of all of the donors

 

 


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