PATNI has used Grow-Trees for Diwali and New Year Greetings. My Diwali greeting communications went out last week and I must tell you that the positive reaction from the recipients has been phenomenal. You rarely expect a reply to a Diwali greeting but the recipients have been writing back appreciating the gesture in no uncertain terms and praising PATNI for taking this step. I should add that this was mostly an India mail list. I expect a much greater favorable response when the Christmas / New Year greetings go out to the foreign audience.
Congratulations! and my compliments on thinking and implementing this wonderful idea.
I have been sending close friends flowers for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries for many years now.
It has always struck me that flowers are often expensive to buy and deliver and last at the very most for three days. Also my personal experience is that one receives so many flowers and gifts on a special day that it is often hard to find place for them, which leads to a terrible waste.
Grow-Trees has allowed me to send the gift of trees to friends instead, which is more meaningful and benefits us all.
My experience with Grow-Trees has been extremely good, and I would recommend the service to anyone looking to make a statement about the environment while gifting. The service is efficient and very easy to use.
Best of all, the response from recipients has been extremely heartwarming. People who have everything don't need more things. By growing trees in their name one is able to express affection as well as do something concrete for the environment. My friends are delighted!