Sending Funeral Flowers

Everything you need to know about funeral flowers.

Sending Funeral Flowers

Why Flowers?

Traditionally, flowers represent growth, new life, and movement forward. They also signify compassion, love and warmth. While it is not mandatory that people send funeral or condolence flowers, many people choose to express their love and respect for the deceased and their families in this way. Flowers are often sent to the church, the funeral home, or the family’s home. The use of funeral flowers can vary among cultures so it is important to keep that in mind when considering sending funeral flowers.

Types of Funeral Flower Arrangements

There are a variety of funeral flower arrangements to choose from, each with their own function:

Choosing the Type of Flowers

There are no right or wrong type of flowers to choose. However, there are traditional flower options such as carnations, chrysanthemums, gladioli, lilies, and roses. Each flower has its own unique meaning. For example, one might choose roses to express love and lilies to represent peace. Another option would be to choose a flower based upon the deceased’s favorite color or flower, if they had one.

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