Jump to: Touched at an Angle
Like cuss words in Mandarin, flowers can convey more meanings than can possibly be documented here, including "Happy Holidays," "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again," and "I Told You Krakow Was Once Poland's Capital." Today's deal lets you formulate a floral communique to anyone in the country, and help people who need it the most in the process. For $30, you get $50 worth of plant and floral arrangements from Touched by Flowers. TBF will give a percentage of the proceeds to a charity of your choice from more than 30 different nonprofit organizations. Your Groupon also covers the $9.95 service and transmission fee, for a $60 total value. Shipping is included.
Start by browsing through a wide variety of flowers and plants on the TBF website. Leave no petal unturned and no leaf unleafed through, unless it turns out to be a totally amazing secret leaf insect. Make a statement with an artistic arrangement of bi-colored roses ($70) or go springy with a peacock's plume–inspired cascade of color ($55). For something leafier, you might prefer a blooming bromeliad ($60), with its rosy peak and easy-to-love personality. And if your giftee is notoriously absent-minded, go with a bouncy, low-maintenance rubber plant ($60).
Once you make your selection, each order is hand-arranged and delivered by the florist nearest to your recipient. Your request will be quickly processed and delivered anywhere in the United States (including the original 13 colonies) on the date of your choosing, up to and including ASAP.
Touched at an Angle
Using the services of Touched By Flowers can not only brighten the day of someone important in your own life, it can also touch the life of someone you haven’t even met via their partnerships with a number of charities. This is a much more effective approach than the charity work performed by Stimms Peterson of Wabash, Conneticut, who spends his weekends reading to vocal-chord surgery patients recovering in hospitals. Unable to move or speak, they are the perfect audience for his Touched By An Angel fan-fiction. Stimms was charitable enough to send us an excerpt:
- “Hurry,” said the older, Della Reese angel, pulling on her coat. “We’re going to miss the angel bus.” The other, younger angel flashed her a warm smile and replied in her accent which was English or Scottish or something. “We are Angels,” said the angel, “we have all the time in the world, because we are dead humans or possibly this other third thing.” The Della Reese angel agreed that this was true, and when they got to the bus, the bus was late anyway and everything was fine. Then, later, they helped a little league football team, because the parents of the kids on the team were all getting divorces. “Are you angels?” asked the kids. The angels smiled and looked at each other knowingly. That night, the team won the game…with a little help…(from angels).
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