Arlette Gaillard Flower June 05th 2020, 00:00:00
It is hard enough when a loved one or someone we are close to passes away but even harder when we are not able to attend the services in their honor. Yet it is important to show your thoughts are with the family of the deceased. Sympathy flowers from an online florist can relay your deepest sympathies and apologies for their loss for you when you cannot be there in person.
Flowers have always been an active role in funeral services. When the family of the decease sees and reads all the comforting cards that accompany the beautiful flower arrangements, they take a sense of pride in knowing that their loved one was cherished and that they are being thought and cared about as well. It brings them comfort in a time that is difficult at the same time showing the beauty of life.
When choosing a flower arrangement to send your condolences, there is really no right or wrong. As longs as the arrangement are tastefully done and reflective of the person in either favorite flowers or colors, if known, they will be appreciated. Your relationship with the individual may play a role in what type of arrangement you purchase. Immediate family members of the deceased have the honor of adorning the casket with flower sprays. If you are an immediate family member of the deceased but unable to attend the funeral you may want to show your unity with the family and add to the flower sprays that will be placed on the casket. Your florist can help you pick out a spray that will reflect the deceased and your standing in the deceased life.
Popular flowers used in condolence arrangements consist of gladioli snapdragons, lilies, chrysanthemums, carnations, and roses garnished with fern greens, baby breaths, and other beautiful accents. However, any variety of flower arrangement is a warm and welcoming gesture. Table centerpieces and plants also make a loving long-lasting sign of condolence. Live plants can act as a constant reminder to the family that you are thinking of them. Some popular choices in live plants are African Violets, Azaleas, miniature roses, and ivy plants to mane a few.
The grieving process takes quite some time to work through and a comforting reminder that the family of the deceased is still in your thoughts and prayers can help the process go along a bit easier. As some time passes after the funeral service, in a few weeks or so, send a small arrangement of flowers reminding the living you are still there for them. This can help brighten an otherwise dark time in their life.
Flowers are a beautiful way to show our condolences when we cannot be present or are at a loss of words. An experienced florist can help you relay that to the family bringing them comfort.