The thread title sums up what I need to know.
Here are the details.
We are coming up on the anniversary of the death of a dear friend. As our parents were friends before either of us were born, I knew this person his whole life. We may not have been super close friends, but his death was like losing a cousin. It was absolutely unexpected and devastating to friends and family.
At the age of 30-*ahem*, I still refer to this friend's mother as Aunt X. She has invited me to call her by her first name, but I can't bring myself to do it. She will always be Aunt X, and my friend's father will always be Uncle Y.
So with the anniversary of the death coming up, I need to do something. I thought about sending flowers, but wondered if their house might be inundated with them. I found an old polaroid picture that I took 22 years ago of their son. It has his name and the year written on it in my childish handwriting.
Thoughts on how to compose a note would be greatly appreciated - especially advice from those who have lost a close family member (sibling or child).