Feb 8, 2008

Valentines day: Say I care with a basket of fruits

Tropical Fruit Basket--A Gift to Say You Care
by: Laura Weaver

Have you ever wondered what to give a friend to let her know you're thinking of her during a time of crisis? Not that anything could change the outcome of her problem, but just a little something to let her know you care. I found a simple yet healthy way to do just that.

My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Her symptoms developed quickly, so this diagnosis came as quite a shock to her. Of course, facing this medical crisis was very frightening for her, even though the prognosis was encouraging with the proper treatment. Even so, she became depressed and worried.

Wanting to do something to cheer her and to just let her know I was thinking of her during this trying time in her life, I decided to send my girlfriend a Tropical Fruit Basket. I, myself, was recently the recipient of a lovely fruit basket. In the basket I received, the seasonably ripe fruit was displayed on a round serving tray which can be used over and over again. The crisp apples, juicy pears, and fragrant oranges were a delicious treat that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I found that there are many choices involved in selecting fruit baskets, from containers holding the fruit to filler items that personalize the gift to the actual kinds of fruit, itself. Containers can range from simple boxes with colorful wrappings to useful serving platters to elegant wicker baskets. Fillers can consist of little wrapped hard candies, foil-covered wedges of cheese, a box of cookies, or even a bottle of wine.

Of the many choices in selecting the kind of fruit basket to send my friend, I was excited to choose a Tropical Fruit Basket. We have vacationed together in tropical locations and both enjoy the images of palm trees, balmy ocean breezes, vibrant colors, and a relaxing carefree lifestyle that thinking "tropics" brings to mind. This seemed to be a very appropriate theme to lift my girlfriend's spirits.

The Tropical Fruit Basket I sent was presented in a beautiful white wicker basket with a large, bright yellow hand-tied bow. It was brimming with beautiful tropical fruit: a centrally-placed pineapple surrounded by oranges, tangerines, bananas, and kiwi. There was also an assortment of hard lemon and lime candies my girlfriend could savor when her stomach was feeling a little queasy from her treatments. I also included a personal note card with a photo of a beautiful sunset over the turquoise sea and palm trees lining the white sandy beach.

My girlfriend was very appreciative of receiving such a beautiful, nutritious gift. The selection of fresh tropical fruits appealed to her appetite, helping her to keep up her strength. Sending the Tropical Fruit Basket was the perfect way to remind my girlfriend how much I care. Receiving it brightened her mood and made her day!

About The Author
Laura Weaver is a consultant for http://www.99GiftBaskets.US, where you can choose a healthy, delicious and beautiful fruit basket for your loved one. You can also find a baby gift basket or even prepared appetizers.

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