Very grateful that the founder created the company to help us help the people we love during their toughest times.
This is a great gift for those who have a loved one on Hospice care. It is so helpful for the vigil of holding space for your loved ones with the coming and going of many people, and other material items. Kellyn was so great when one item was out of stock and came up with several solutions. The delivery was fast and the packaging was great! Thank you! I highly recommend.
My mother's cousin passed away very suddenly and I purchased a Camellia box for her husband and daughters. We're Jews and were going to be sitting Shiva — which these boxes seem practically made for. As soon as the box arrived I got a text from our cousin's husband who was blown away by how helpful this box was. He wrote, 'Got the package — thank you. The perfect thing to send.'
This service is filling a space that is so needed in today's world, especially post COVID-19. Although, I would have used them even before the pandemic if I had known about them! Because of this amazing business, I was able to send a care package to relatives to let them know that I care about them and am here for them through their grief. I didn't have to make a list of things to buy, or scramble to the store and then never make it to UPS to send it. They made it so easy and everything from their emails to the actual delivery was intentional and the care packages are beyond words. Thank you for filling this space for people like me who desperately needed a way to show up for the people I love.
An amazing service that made it easier for me to provide support and show I was thinking of a friend in their time of loss. They provide exactly what a grieving person will need - every day care items. The handwritten notes are a huge plus. They updated me at every step of the process, it was truly a great experience despite the sad time. They made it so easy.
Compassion Package Tips
And answers to your pressing questions
What should I write in my card?
Be sincere and share how you're feeling without overshadowing their grief.
Example of sharing your pain in appropriate way: "Desi was such a positive light in my life. His humor brought me so much joy over the years. I will miss him terribly."Example of overshadowing the bereaved's pain: "This is the saddest thing that's ever happened to me — I don't know how I will get through this."
Share a fond memory if you have one - especially if the card receiver has never heard it.
Anything that stands out to you will be special, even if it seems insignificant.
Share how you will continue to remember and honor the deceased (examples below)
"I know Ralph loved key lime pie. Whenever I see it on the menu I'll be sure to order it and think of him." "My children are too young to remember your mom, but I will tell them about those adventurous summers we had camping together. I'm going to teach them how to light a campfire, just like how she taught me."
If you want to offer help, be specific. If you can make a commitment, do it.
Avoid (at all costs) 'call me if you need me' - this puts the burden of action on the person you are trying to help. They will never call you. Offer a concrete way to help. Try 'I will bring you dinner next week', or 'I can watch the kids for you on Friday morning' and follow up on your offer. If you are in a position to offer ongoing support, don't be shy about sharing what you can do. For example, "I am home every Sunday afternoon. I would love to have your kids over to our house on the weekend so you have time to yourself. They are welcome any and all Sundays." Or, "What would be more helpful, if I bring over dinner every Friday or take your dog for hikes instead?"
Avoid all platitudes. Common examples:
-You will get through this
-They're in a better place
-They'll always be with you/in your heart
-At least they....(didn't suffer, are no longer suffering, didn't know what was happening, had a chance to say goodbye, etc. etc. etc.)
-May your memories bring you comfort
-Everything happens for a reason/God needed an angel/God wouldn't give you more than you can handle
It is best not to mention what I'll call religious comfort. Keep in mind that people who find comfort in their faith may not find comfort in statements like the ones I've listed above in the very early days after a loss. It is best to err on the side of caution and leave them out.
Many of the religious statements or platitudes listed above are not really about about offering support. They're encouraging the bereaved to accept their new reality or express gratitude during heartache. Platitudes essentially come across as minimizing the bereaved's pain.
The advice listed above is just that — one person's advice. These are tips are based on what I've learned after speaking with many bereaved people, and also having written hundreds of cards myself. Trust your gut, and use these recommednations as a guide.
How quickly will the package arrive?
Most packages will reach their destination within 1-3 business days. If you select UPS Ground, it can take up to 5 days for the Compassion Package to be delivered.
If you need guaranteed 1-2 day delivery, please choose Priority Mail Express or UPS Next Day Air at checkout (there will be an additional charge).
During the checkout process, you will receive a shipping estimate before the sale is finalized. Approximately 90-95% of orders arrive by the estimated shipping date.
If your order qualifies for free shipping, we will always select an option that estimates a 1-3 day delivery.
I need to sent multiple packages — how do I do this?
At this time we cannot process multiple destinations within one order. Please make each package a separate order.