Archive for the ‘Funeral Flowers’ Category

Sending Funeral Flowers from Grandchildren

Friday, July 14th, 2017
Sending Funeral Flowers from Grandchildren

Sending Funeral Flowers from Grandchildren

If you have very young children, it might not be appropriate to bring them to the funeral of a beloved parent or grandparent. Death can be a scary experience for kids, even when it was expected or a gentle passing, and you might not be ready for the explanations that accompany a funeral. (more…)

What to Send to a Funeral Instead of Flowers

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
What to Send to a Funeral Instead of Flowers

What to Send to a Funeral Instead of Flowers

Funeral displays and condolence flowers have traditionally been the most popular item to send to a bereaved family. Floral arrangements send a message of love, support, and condolences—and the gesture is appropriate both at the funeral and at home. Even if you do not live close by, you can still be a part of the funeral by sending flowers for display. (more…)

Cheap Funeral Flower Alternatives

Friday, June 16th, 2017
Cheap Funeral Flower Alternatives

Cheap Funeral Flower Alternatives

As traditional signs of bereavement, sympathy flowers make a great gift to a grieving family in the midst of funeral planning. Your added touch will help make the memorial service beautiful, and will serve as a visible banner to guests of how much the deceased meant to you. So, too, can the flowers go on to be donated to a favorite charity or taken home as a reminder—a gift that continues giving after the body has been laid to rest. (more…)

Silk Funeral Flowers

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Silk Funeral Flowers

Silk Funeral Flowers

Funeral flowers add a touch of elegance and comfort to a memorial service, burial service, or other funeral event. Displayed in everything from elaborate wreaths to smaller, personalized bouquets to place in the hands of the deceased, the time-honored tradition of using funeral flowers to enhance the funeral experience is one that most people recognize and appreciate. (more…)

How to Decorate for a Funeral Reception

Thursday, December 1st, 2016
How to Decorate for a Funeral Reception

How to Decorate for a Funeral Reception

The last thing anyone wants to do when planning a funeral is head to the party store to pick up decorating supplies. Even if the deceased requested a party and the death was expected, it is difficult to bounce from grieving to celebrating and back again in such a short span of time—especially if you are considering traditional party decorations like streamers and balloons. (more…)

Funeral Flower Etiquette

Monday, October 17th, 2016
Funeral Flower Etiquette

Funeral Flower Etiquette

Sending funeral flowers to a relative or friend after they experience a loss is a generous use of your time and money. You will help decorate the funeral, show your support, and brighten the day of those in attendance. You will provide a measure of comfort in keeping with the traditional funeral customs. (more…)

Funeral Flower FAQ

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Funeral Flower FAQ

Funeral Flower FAQ

If you intend to send a sympathy gift to a family in mourning, it is a good idea to follow these general funeral flower etiquette guidelines. (more…)

Funeral Flower Colors and Their Meanings

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Funeral Flower Colors and Their Meanings

Funeral Flower Colors and Their Meanings

Although there tend to be rules regarding the color of your funeral attire (dark is best, with black, gray, and navy blue taking the lead), funeral flowers are more relaxed in terms of color choice. As long as you keep the arrangement tactful, you can send any other combination of colors you choose—and to put more thoughtfulness in your sympathy gift, you can even consider these popular flower colors and their meanings. (more…)

Beyond Funeral Flowers: Bouquets that Aren’t Plants

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Beyond Funeral Flowers: Bouquets that Aren’t Plants

Beyond Funeral Flowers: Bouquets that Aren’t Plants

Funeral flowers have long stood as a symbol of loss and sympathy. When a friend or family member dies, you send flowers to the funeral. They are put on display for the duration of the service, and are then either taken home or donated to a hospital, nursing home, or other facility that helped the deceased in their final days. (more…)

Ethically Sourced Funeral Flowers

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Ethically Sourced Funeral Flowers

Ethically Sourced Funeral Flowers

Whenever we talk about green funerals, we tend to pay attention to things like what kind of material is being used for the casket, the benefits of cremation over burial, and avoiding potentially harmful activities like embalming. Another popular option is to consider “in lieu of” donations instead of having funeral flowers sent. Because florists typically have to order their blooms from places like South America (especially in the off season), these displays can be a drain on the environment and come from farms where workers receive substandard wages. (more…)