One of the reasons our customers buy a gift basket for someone on Prince Edward Island is to say thank you.
Most of our customers live off-Island and Google "gift baskets pei" to find a local shop that can send a personal message along with the gift basket.
Our very first order from our relaunched online store was for two gift baskets. One for the staff of a nursing home and one for the staff of a hospital unit.
The customer called and said she wanted to thank them for the care and kindness they showed her mother who had recently passed.
Having lost my own mother to cancer two years ago in November, this touched me.
These acts of kindness and care is what we should hope for in the world.
In honour of our first order and in memory of those who've lost loved ones, the proceeds from our first sale will go towards the local hospice association, Hospice Palliative Care Association of PEI, Hospice PEI.