Long Distance Gift Exchange


Sadly enough, not all loved ones can gather for the holidays.  Some families are spread so far apart that when the holiday times come around, they have found other avenues to share some sort of normalcy in holiday traditions.  One of those is drawing name for gift exchange.  Rather then passing a hat that most families would do over eggnog or hot cider the previous year, families separated by the miles count on the Internet and the good old postal system to “draw names”.  

Once the names are drawn, each purchases a gift for the name they received.  However, with distance also come a similar distance in familiarity with what the others may need or want for the holidays.  Children for the most part are simple to gift during the holidays – the latest fad toy, video games, etc.  Adults however can pose more of a challenge.  Gift exchange over the miles in turn can become impersonal with gifts of gift cards or trinkets that collect dust over time and discarded.  If you are in a long distance gift exchange the challenges it poses can be easily lightened and made personal by a gift of a holiday flower arrangement or a holiday gift basket.  Flowers are always a welcomed gift in any home.  They bring joy and smiles to all.  They can be easily personalized from those things that do not change in time, such as favorite color, birth flower, or even favorite types of flowers.  Gift baskets can incorporate your loved ones favorite snacks, fruits, or other gourmet items.  You can add flowers, a green plant, stuffed animal, and more to them.  Don’t let the distance turn your holiday into impersonal trinkets.  Give a gift that goes straight to the heart – a gift from Brant Florist.

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