Send Your Condolences and Love With Flowers

Losing a loved one is one of the most, if not the most, difficult experiences anyone can encounter. As a friend or family member of someone grieving, you want to express your condolences and make them feel loved during their time of sadness. Sending flowers is a long-standing expression of sympathy.

A floral arrangement or plant is beautiful to express what you feel when words aren’t enough. Sending either plants or flowers can bring comfort to the grieving family while also honoring the life of the person who has passed away. Here are several choices for selecting funeral arrangements that can express your sentiments.

Floral Basket

Floral Basket

The best way to describe a funeral basket is as a collection of flowers designed to be displayed as a part of a funeral service. They make a lovely presentation and come in several sizes. You can have them delivered to a funeral home for a wake or viewing, a church for a religious service, or to the family’s home or office as a way for the sender to express condolences.

Standing Sprays

Standing Spray

Standing sprays are designed and displayed on easels. They allow for viewing from only one side. Standing sprays are typically sent to a funeral home but can also be delivered to a church and are ideal for use at graveside services. Funeral directors often choose them for use at the cemetery.

Wreaths, Crosses, and Hearts

Funeral Wreath

When looking to send a funeral flower piece that stands out from the rest, an excellent choice would be a funeral wreath, heart, or cross. These are larger, more prominent floral arrangements typically displayed near the casket on an easel and are appropriate to be sent by family and close friends. When deciding which one to send, keep the following in mind for that they represent:

  • Funeral Wreath represents eternal life
  • Funeral Cross represents faith
  • Funeral Heart stands for love

Dish Gardens or Plants

A dish garden is a variety of green plants arranged in a basket, ceramic container, or bowl that is easy to care for. Floor plants or a succulent garden are also beautiful choices to send. They are all suitable to be sent to either the funeral home to the family home, where they can be separated or left as is.

Know When NOT to Send Flowers

While sending flowers to mourning family members may seem reasonable, it isn’t always appropriate. Some cultures and religions, such as the Jewish or Islamic faiths, do not traditionally receive flowers.

When attending a Buddhist ceremony, it is essential to know that white flowers are a traditional color choice representing mourning, and red flowers are considered poor funeral etiquette.

Flowers are not a traditional part of the Hindu religion. Mourners are expected to arrive empty-handed without flowers or gifts.

In addition to your presence and kind words, flowers are an excellent way to express what is in your heart. You can send your flowers to the funeral home, gravesite, church, or family home.

Also, consider sending plants or flowers to the home of the grieving a few days or weeks after all the services are over to let them know that you are still thinking of them.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding sending flowers, you can always contact the funeral home or a family friend or relative that can give you some guidance.