Geefeenboompje.nl: Gifts with a story and symbolism
TEXT: DEBBY GROOTEMAN | PHOTOS: GEEFEENBOOMPJE.NL
Instead of traditional gifts like a bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers, why not give a tree in a beautifully packaged presentation? Geefeenboompje.nl, which translates to ‘give a tree’ offers the chance to give a meaningful and symbolic present. Whether it’s for a newlywed couple, to celebrate a birth or as a corporate promotional present, you can infuse your gift with a compelling narrative.
Ester Slokkers, the owner, shares that the tradition of gifting trees dates back to the era of the Kelts. “Many traditions and myths from that period have been documented, and we proudly carry on this legacy.” With a selection of 10 distinct tree species, each carrying its unique symbolism, you can choose the perfect tree to convey your message. “Each of our gift packages includes a detailed description of the tree’s symbolism. For instance, the hazelnut tree symbolises knowledge, wisdom and inspiration. We provide a tree species that aligns perfectly with every occasion, individual, or company,” explains Slokkers.
Caring for your gifted tree varies depending on the species. Detailed information, such as tree size, can be found on our website geefeenboompje.nl,” says Slokkers. “Some trees remain compact and are ideal for balconies or pots, while others thrive in larger gardens and require planting in the ground.” Slokkers continues: “While our tree gifts contribute to a greener world, the true essence lies in the story and symbolism they carry. In today’s consumer-driven society, finding a meaningful gift for someone who seemingly has everything can be a challenge. The concept of gifting a tree is rooted in the idea of creating lasting memories for special occasions, ones that will still resonate 15 or 20 years from now.”
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