Online Floral and Gift Retailer Offers Online Resource for Grief Advice
CARLE PLACE, N.Y., Sept 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., the world’s largest florist and gift shop, has teamed up with life celebration expert Lynn Isenberg to offer imaginative suggestions for paying tribute to lost loved ones. Visitors of www.1800flowers.com/lynnisenberg can gain insight regarding preparing personalized tributes as well as explore tips for helping those who are grieving. The site also contains an extensive selection of thoughtful sympathy gifts that convey just the right message.
“Lynn Isenberg has a unique ability to capture the essence and spirit of what it means for people to connect emotionally,” said Jim McCann, CEO and Founder of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM(R). “We are proud to collaborate with Lynn in offering an innovative online resource that can help people cope with their loss, guide them through the grieving and healing process and provide ideas for celebrating the lives of those who have passed away.”
According to industry statistics and trends, sympathy has become a $15 billion industry with 80% of funeral planning now initiated online. Baby Boomers are driving this trend as they increasingly look for alternatives to traditional funeral services, such as personalized life celebrations designed to honor a life well-lived.
Lynn Isenberg offers unique suggestions for personalized grief tributes that can be created to reflect individual lives. For example, the life of an animal lover can be celebrated during a tour of a local zoo; with celebrants exchanging stories of the deceased at each stop on the tour. For the golf enthusiast, Lynn suggests a round of golf at a private course where family, friends and associates of the deceased can share memories upon arriving at each green.
Lynn Isenberg provides recommendations regarding how to speak with someone who has experienced a loss, creative takes on celebrating those who have passed and bearing with grief and transition, among other ideas. This in-depth guide acts as a source of grief advice for those looking to celebrate the lives of lost loved ones.
For more information please visit www.1800flowers.com/lynnisenberg.