Your best friend’s mother passed unexpectedly. She is devastated, lost and trying desperately to focus on the logistics of the funeral arrangements. She’s trying to make sense of it all while sorting through her mother’s personal belongings and organizing the responsibilities that she left behind. You want to express your condolences through a kind gesture. Flowers are a great way to do that. You decide that you want an arrangement that represents her mother’s larger than life personality. She was a risk taker and trailblazer. We can create a colorful arrangement that is colorful but not ostentatious. They will be an expression of the life she lived.
Flowers for Funerals
Any flower that is tastefully arranged is perfect for expressing your condolences. If you know the colors that the family wants to use for the funeral, we can create a floral display in accordance with family expectations. If the deceased was an upstanding member of the community, we can use gladiolas to represent moral character and strength. Chrysanthemums are symbolic of grief in Asia. If the deceased was an Asian descendent an arrangement with this flower as a dominant feature will be well received. In some western and eastern European countries these flowers are symbolic of death and only used during funerals.
Flowers for The Casket
Your favorite aunt passed. She was your father’s youngest sister. When you were struggling to assert yourself in the world and people called you weird, she embraced your differences and encouraged you to follow your heart and express your uniqueness with confidence. You were her favorite niece and she was always a steadfast presence in your life. Giving flowers for the casket are usually reserved for the closest family members. Since she has no children or husband, that would be you. Leave the details to us. The final result will be representative of the woman she was and the legacy that she leaves behind.
Sympathy vs. Funeral Flowers
Many people don’t realize that there is a difference between sympathy and funeral flowers. The latter goes directly to the funeral home. They are large arrangements that make wonderful decoration during the service or at the gravesite. Sympathy flowers are addressed to a specific person. It may be a colleague, relative or friend that has recently suffered a loss. They are sent to the home of the recipient. Sympathy flowers make great centerpieces for mantels and tables. Let us know if you would like to send sympathy or funeral flowers. Now that you know the difference between the two, we can send one type or both.
What if You Don’t Know Where the Funeral Is?
Your supervisor has been out for a week since his eldest daughter passed. You want to express your condolences and send funeral flowers but you don’t know where the service will be held. Not to worry, we monitor the obituaries and can research it for you. As long as you know the name of the deceased, we can help.