Seasonal Funeral Flowers
Although florists make it easy to order funeral bouquets no matter what the time of year, it can be nice to take a seasonal approach to sympathy flowers. Not only is better for the environment to order in-season flowers (those exotic blooms you can order year-round are usually shipped all the way from places like Brazil), but they’re also a more fitting symbol of death. Like the circle of life, nature comes and goes, and being reminded of the turn of the seasons can be nice for the grieving family.
Spring Funeral Flowers
Spring flowers tend to be light, cheerful, and fairly low-cost overall. Many of the spring bouquets embrace a “wildflower” approach—especially in areas where these blooms can be found growing naturally. Choose among flowers like:
- Cherry Blossom
Summer Funeral Flowers
Summer flowers tend to come in vibrant oranges and yellows, and have a more diverse array of options. Because summer flowers are heartier than their spring neighbors (because they need to survive the heat), they tend to be less delicate overall. Options include:
- Baby’s Breath
- Bird of Paradise
Fall Funeral Flowers
As the months turn cold, you may have to rely less on flowers and more on the other bounties of nature. Fall colors tend to run to brown, orange, and red, and can be supplemented with ornamental squashes and other food items. Foliage is also a nice filler for a fall bouquet.
- Gerbera Daisy
- Queen Ann’s Lace
- Pussy Willow
Winter Funeral Flowers
Winter sympathy bouquets almost always call back to the season. Whether you opt for a frosty snow-themed funeral bouquet, or if you opt for the golds and greens of the holiday season, you can build your winter bouquet with:
- Holly Berry
There’s no rule that says you have to take a seasonal approach to sending funeral flowers, but there are enough options in the plant world that you should be able to fill a bouquet no matter what the time of year. You can also ask a florist for advice on what kind of blooms send the perfect message of sympathy, loss, and seasonal hope.