It is always a difficult time when we have to say good bye to a loved one. Flowers are an expression of our love and remembrance for those we have lost. They also show the family how much you care about them to extend your sympathies. Sympathy flowers are simply a beautiful way to honor a beautiful life.
Types of Sympathy Flowers
Casket Sprays - are an important decoration for any funeral service. They use an assortment of beautiful flowers and greenery to create a naturally attractive piece that helps to enhance the peaceful aura of the ceremony while at the same time sending a message of love and remembrance.
Standing Sprays – are a large display of flowers that sit atop an easel and rest beside the casket. Typically they complement the look of the casket spray and are a gift from the immediate family.
Floral Wreaths – come in many shapes such as round, oval, square, and heart shaped. They can be designed with flowers, greenery, or a combination of both. The wreaths are then placed on an easel for display.
Sympathy Cross – is also made of flowers, greenery, or a touch of both. The cross is placed on easel for display.
Baskets – of fresh flowers are a wonderful way to send your sympathies. Whether it’s a spring basket of tulips, a mixed garden bouquet, or a basket full of roses, it’s the perfect way to let someone you know you care. Baskets can be placed on the floor, a table, or on a pedestal.
Blooming Plants – arranged in a basket or pot are also a great sympathy piece.
Green Plants – are wonderful because opposed to traditional funeral flowers, a plant can be taken home by a member of the family and it will give them a constant reminder of the dearly departed.
European Garden Baskets – are a combination of green and blooming plants artistically arranged in a beautiful wicker basket.
Inside Pieces – are small clusters of flowers that are often the gift of younger relatives and are placed inside the casket.