Flowers & Fancies

Flowers & Fancies

Posted by Heather Evans on June 4, 2019 | Last Updated: May 23, 2022 Uncategorized

Choosing & Sending Funeral Flowers

We are very proud to work so closely with so many local funeral homes over the years. Our strong relationship makes it that much easier for families to feel comforted in a time of such grief. We have become more than just partners with these funeral homes. In fact, we consider our Dignity Memorial members to be our friends.

We had the privilege of hosting a class for these members last night. It was a great opportunity to discuss what more each of us can do to make this time of sorrow easier, what the funeral directors can offer for custom sympathy arrangements to make the family that much more comforted during the viewing, AND tips & tricks for designing flowers that may have fallen over or damaged during the travel to the viewing room or even to the cemetery.

We all agree that losing a loved one is one of life’s most difficult experiences and we all want to help express our condolences to the family by sending flowers. Flowers or plant has the ability to speak what the heart is feeling when words fail or do not seem adequate. The real question is what do you send and where do you send it to? Funeral flower etiquette can widely range depending on cultures and religions.

Funeral baskets make a lovely presentation and can be delivered appropriately to a family member’s home, the funeral home, or even the cemetery and/or church. Standing sprays, wreaths, crosses, and hearts are displayed on an easel and are typically large near the casket, so typically they are sent to a funeral home. These larger arrangements are suggested to be sent from a large group or a close family member.

Dish gardens and blooming baskets are full of an assortment of lush green plants and flowering colorful plants and are typically arranged in a basket or decorative container. Both dish gardens and plants are suitable to be sent directly to a wake or to the family’s home.  These are a great option for the family to be able to keep for many months or even years after the funeral.

Remember, showing your support does not have to involve an over-the-top effort. Just listening to them, and holding their hand is extremely comforting for them as they go through the grieving process.