Traditional Funeral Flowers
Even though funeral flowers are not mandatory they are the way loved ones and friends still pay homage and respect to the departed. Funeral flowers also bring peace to the members of family of the deceased. The natural beauty intrinsic in the flower always adds a special sense of comfort to the surroundings. These can be sent either to the funeral home or to the residence.
Special funeral floral designs and casket sprays are almost always sent directly to the funeral home or location of the memorial service or viewing. Some floral arrangements and sympathy dish gardens were designed to accommodate sending to either the residence or funeral home. Here is an overview of the types of sympathy arrangements that are available.
- Funeral Cross – A special arrangement of flowers in the shape of a cross. Delivered to the funeral home
- Wreath – Commemorative floral arrangements in the shape of a wreath. Delivered to the Funeral Home.
- Casket Sprays – Collections of Flowers that sit atop the casket. Red Rose Casket Spray is the traditional expression of love and remembrance. Delivered to the Funeral Home.
- Potted Plants – Assorted live plants arranged in a sympathy dish garden. These can also contain a flowering plant assortment. Potted plants are symbolic because they continue to live and grow. Delivered to the Funeral Home or Residence.
- Floral Arrangements – Cut flowers of different types. Sometimes those once favored by the deceased. Delivered to the Funeral Home of Residence.
Although flowers are most always accepted, they would be inappropriate to send when the family requests donations in lieu of flowers or when restricted by some religions and faiths. For example, the Jewish religion requires burial within 3 days so flowers are not an acceptable gesture. Instead, consider sending a fruit basket or a gift basket of food. Shiva baskets are available in our Kosher section.