Archive for the ‘Funeral Flowers’ Category

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…)

Funeral Flower Terminology

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Funeral Flower Terminology

Funeral Flower Terminology

Sending sympathy flowers to a family in mourning is a great way to show your support and contribute to the funeral arrangements. However, it can be difficult to know what kind of funeral flowers to send or what each type of bouquet entails. (more…)

Funeral Flower Crafts

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
Funeral Flower Crafts

Funeral Flower Crafts

After the funeral has come to an end and all the out-of-town guests have departed, you may find yourself facing an abundance of leftovers. From too many cakes and casseroles to vases full of funeral flowers, there tends to be quite a bit of overflow after the death of a loved one. (more…)

Herbal Funeral Flowers

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

 

Herbal Funeral Flowers

Herbal Funeral Flowers

One of the biggest trends in the funeral planning industry is to find ways to combine the traditions we’ve all come to recognize with more earth-friendly memorial options. From cremation to direct burial, there are dozens of ways you can reduce the strain on the environment when a loved one dies.

Funeral flowers are part of this trend toward simpler, cleaner burial, and many families opt to have “in lieu of” donations made or to cut out the flowers altogether. Another option is to give potted plants or useful funeral bouquets—ones that show your sympathy but also provide a secondary service. Funeral flowers that are also herbs or fruit-bearing plants do just that. (more…)

Funeral Planning Questions

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

 

Funeral planning and moving on

Funeral planning and making key decisions.

As you move through the process of planning a funeral and laying your loved one to rest, you’ll be asked quite a few questions about your wishes and the wishes of the deceased. To avoid decision burnout and falling into the trap of paying for more than you need, it’s best to go to the funeral home with a few choices already in place.

That’s why we recommend you sit down with your family and ask yourselves these funeral planning questions before you head into the visit with your funeral director.  Discussion questions for the family meeting include:

What is the budget for the funeral? Know your maximum price tag before you make any other decisions. Your budget will determine what your options are and what kind of choices are available to you. (more…)