When a friend or family member loses a loved one, sending flowers is a thoughtful way to express your sympathy. Whether you have an arrangement delivered to the funeral home or directly to the family of the deceased, the recipients will appreciate the gift and gesture. If you have questions about funeral etiquette surrounding flowers, the following guide provides important information about your options.
What You Should Know About Choosing Flowers for a Funeral
1. There Is a Difference Between Funeral & Sympathy Flowers
Funeral flowers are usually sent directly to the funeral home and serve as a decorative tribute to the deceased. These arrangements are often large and formal. Sympathy flowers, on the other hand, are typically delivered to the surviving family members. These arrangements are usually smaller and can be used as table centerpieces and home accents.
2. Send A Tribute Floral Arrangement
You can always Express a Special Memory of the deceased through a custom designed floral arrangement. Sometimes the design could be in the shape of something they treasured in their life, such as a motorcycle, football/baseball or basketball, insignia of an organization, etc. You could also request that we focus on favorite color or add personal items into the florals to share a memory or a hobby that your beloved friend or family member enjoyed: antiques, small sports equipment items, team memorabilia, plush animals, gardening tools, fishing tackle, just to name a few. As each person is unique, so are the things we could incorporate into your Tribute Piece. It’s always a nice way to share your thoughts and memories of the person’s life with other friends and family members to ease the grief in the loss.
3. You Can Send Flowers Anytime
You may not hear about the passing until after the funeral, but it’s never too late to express your sympathy. In this case, you should send the flower arrangement to the family at home. In this situation, you might also want to include a food basket and sympathy card.
4. There Are Traditional Blooms for Funerals
While nearly any flower bouquet is appropriate for expressing your condolences, there are some varieties commonly associated with funerals and mourning. These species include lilies, roses, orchids, mums, carnations, gladioli, hydrangeas. Florists can provide white blossoms to convey the idea of peace and tranquility during a difficult time, but you can also choose the recipient’s favorite colors or colorful flowers to celebrate the life lived.
Would you like to send some flowers to a grieving friend? Call the staff at Florals In Time at (717) 442-4946 to place your order. They will ensure the timely delivery of your flower arrangement in the Gap, PA, area. You can also order sympathy flowers online by visiting the shop’s website.