Cultural Meaning of Funeral Flowers and Sympathy Flowers

These days sending Funeral and Sympathy Flowers is a tradition which is followed in many cultures across the countries in order to express condolences and respect following a death. If someone has lost a loved one a flower can easily bring comfort the bereaved family member/members. It certainly provides a simple, uplifting and touching way to express your sympathy to the bereaved thereby making them think that you are still thinking about them in their time of loss.

Well what is the difference between Sympathy Flowers and Funeral Flowers?
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Sympathy Flowers offer personal condolences and are sent directly to the home, or place of work, of the bereaved family. Sympathy arrangement flowers are of such a design that they will fit onto a table-top, and give a much needed heart-warming distraction to the grief-stricken during the time of their loss. The Sympathy Flowers are usually white, although other colors are also acceptable. If you are sending Sympathy Flowers, a number of options are available. These options include the selection of designs from simple floral bouquets to a houseplant or an exotic orchid. 

The most important consideration to be kept in mind in sending sympathy flowers is that it is the natural beauty and scent of the flowers which can have a special effect on the human senses in evoking compassion. Nowadays, with the advent of the internet, you have the option of using an online flower retailer which is becoming a common practice these days, and indeed significant savings can be made this way.

Funeral Flowers on the other hand are traditionally considered to be the flower arrangement which is sent to the funeral service. A Funeral Flower arrangement is a standing arrangement. Most of these flowers are one-sided and fan-shaped, and they are designed in order to create a very visible floral tribute at a funeral service. It is for this reason that most funeral flower arrangements are designed for display purposes on an easel, or to be laid on or around a casket. 

As with Sympathy Flowers the Funeral Flowers are sent as an expression of condolences. These are often sent to a funeral service when one is unable to personally attend. In any Funeral, the Funeral Floral displays are an important aspect of adding color and grace to a funeral service thereby helping to create a compassionate ambiance to a somber event. 

If you are deciding to send funeral flowers to a church or funeral home for a funeral service, then you should consider a few things such as: Firstly, you may need to identify the wishes of the family... Do they want floral displays or would they prefer them to be sent directly to the funeral home, the cemetery or the church? What time is the service being conducted? It is the funeral director who can advise on the families' wishes if you cannot speak directly to the family. 

It must be remembered that the Funeral Home which is offering to arrange flowers for you can often cost more than ordering them directly yourself. These days the florists certainly understand of ensuring that the funeral flowers are delivered in a timely fashion for a funeral service, and many will even offer to call you to confirm their delivery. 

Still not sure on how to convey your condolences. By just sending a simple card and message also lets the bereaved family know that your thoughts are with them. 

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