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Shiva baskets - Massachusetts

cherylp3 Jun 26, 2008 07:02 PM

I would like to send a shiva basket to Massachusetts.

Any recommendations?

Thank you
Cheryl

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    shoelace RE: cherylp3 Jun 26, 2008 08:57 PM

    can you be more specific about where in massachusetts so we can answer accordingly?

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      cherylp3 RE: shoelace Jun 27, 2008 05:55 AM

      Lexington

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      Prettypoodle RE: cherylp3 Jun 26, 2008 09:08 PM

      When all else fails, call a florist (that you may have to find on line) in the desired area that does fruit baskets and specify you want an all fruit basket, no candy, no nuts, etc.
      I have done this very successfully with my local florist.

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        DeisCane RE: Prettypoodle Jun 27, 2008 09:44 AM

        KosherCornucopia.com

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        MartyB RE: cherylp3 Jun 28, 2008 07:07 PM

        What is a Shiva Basket?

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          weinstein5 RE: MartyB Jun 28, 2008 08:16 PM

          I took it as a basket of food for a house that is sitting shiva or in mourning

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            MartyB RE: weinstein5 Jun 28, 2008 08:24 PM

            Ah, makes sense. I usually just make a shiva call, never occured to me to bring anything. With the large numbers of people coming in and out during a typical shiva, it would be a logistical nightmare if everyone brought a basket of food or flowers.

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              queenscook RE: MartyB Jun 28, 2008 10:31 PM

              Sometimes when you live far from the people sitting shiva, it's not uncommon to send something to show you are thinking of them in their time of sorrow. It's also common for a place of business to do that for an employee that has lost a loved one, I think particularly if the business is not specifically Jewish, or there is less likelihood that colleagues will pay a shiva call (either because of lack of proximity or lack of familiarity with Jewish customs, etc.)

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                DeisCane RE: MartyB Jun 29, 2008 07:01 AM

                Bringing or sending food to a shiva house is very welcome and pretty common. I was always taught that where possible, the mourners should not be burdened by cooking.

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            Bubbly1981 RE: cherylp3 Jul 2, 2008 12:07 PM

            You could also order a meal to be delivered to the family, although often friends arrange that, so perhaps check with a local friend to see if that's all set up? Sweetberry Catering is great for things like that, email David at dnickinson@yahoo.com

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