A special birthday

@savypat (20247)
United States
February 16, 2010 12:25pm CST
I need help, I have a friend who is about to reach her 60th. birthday. I have not seen her for 20 years but she is a special friend. I am going to send her flowers and I want them to be special, she is East Indian and wealthy, I am much less well off. The colors she loves are coral and lavender. I need to do this long distance and need to tell the florist what to make. Any ideas of special flowers, or arrangment that will let her know ho much I care? $50.00 is the most I can spend. Her home is white marble and was brand new last time I saw it so no clue there. Help, please.
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
18 Feb 10
If I were you, I would look up florists in her area and call them. They can tell you what they carry and help you put together a nice arrangement that suits your budget and also is what she likes. I no longer use Teleflora or any of the other services since I learned that all they do is call local florists and give them the order--the florist gets half or less of what they would usually charge. A local florist is also less expensive than the florist services that do long-distance orders.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Thank you for this info, I did call someone local. thanks
@assadi (91)
• India
17 Feb 10
Most of Indians love rose.So I think she also loves rose.Give her Flowers mixed with rose also mix hte flowers of those colors.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Thank you this was helpful.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
17 Feb 10
Nothing can convey as simple red rose will convey your true care and affection. Costly flowers can make her happy, but it cannot express your affection and love. And if possible meet her in person carrying the beautiful roses and give a smile, that will convey all than what you wish to tell her! This is my idea? what you say?
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@artistry (4154)
• United States
17 Feb 10
...Hi savypat, I think flowers are lovely, but they die. Why not send her a plant that has some color to it, the florist could help with the choice. That way the plant would live longer than the flowers, which would be gone in a week or so. Just a thought. I am sure she will appreciate whatever she receives from you, it's the thought as they say that counts. Good luck and take care.
• India
17 Feb 10
remind that some more things about our special friend, that what he needs at that time, and take one of the thing in our mind and gift a thing h likes a most, or something associated with his real life, that remind him about your intimate relationships, i think till then you will got it, what exactly i would like to say , gift him some precious from his life experiences, that makes him emotional, it doesn't matter that your gift should have very expensive
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• United States
17 Feb 10
I think the Crocus flower would be a nice flower for a gift. Its colors are lavander and its shape looks really attractive in a vase. it is said that this flower last a very long time so maybe it can mean prosperity??
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@23uday (2998)
• India
17 Feb 10
hi friend, A special birthday of your friend spend full day with your friend with happy moments and enjoyment.What she likes more you give a special gift to her and she will be more surprise of missing such a good friend in her life. You go for a long drive with your friend and enjoy. have a good day.
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• China
17 Feb 10
I think for her the most thing she want maybe cherish friendship.maybe you can make a gift for her by yourself.you have not seen her for 20 years,I think you can choose a 20 photos of you represent for each years as a gift for her.maybe it is interesting.my friend sent this kind of gift for me once.I am so moved.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 10
Why not just send her and e-card. She would understand that the long distance make it impossible to send pricey gifts. Afterall it is the thoughts that counts and not gifts.
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@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
17 Feb 10
I think flowers are nice. But how about if you send her some cake with the colors of the flowers that she loves. Is it possible to have somebody there in India who can make it for her? It need not be a big one, a small cake with all the colors she likes are in there then that would be very cute. I think she would like it. Anyway, its not about the gift that you give, its the thought that counts.
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
17 Feb 10
Hey pat! I would tell the florist exactly what colors you want to use in the arrangement and the amount of money that you want to spend! I think that he can come up with a nice exotic floral arrangement with those colors easily! There are many coral flowers and lavendar flowers in exotics so he should be able to that with no trouble! It isn't like you are asking for roses! I have sent my Mom exotic floral arrangements before and they are really beautiful and can be done with so many different types of flowers in that price range and she has always been very pleased with them!
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• Canada
16 Feb 10
I truly wish I could help you. But here for $50. you wouldnt get anything worth it. Maybe a potted plant? As the one above me said, orchids do come in pots, dont they? And she'll be able to keep it in her lovely home to remember you by? Hope it helps. But whatever you send her, its not the value that matters but the thought!!
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• United States
16 Feb 10
Orchids are always pretty. But the best value for your money is to look up a florist local to her. Call them and see what they can do. This will reduce the amount you have to spend on wire tranmitting fees. They can also tell you what they have in stock and the colors they can make the arrangement in. I always look up a local florist when sending flowers because you always get a better arrangement when talking to them directly versus picking out something that is pre-arranged.
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