Words are sometimes hard to find when a loved one or friend passes. Often, flowers better define the sympathy we feel for the family and our lost friend. Blooms of Paradise can help you communicate your feelings through flowers. From a small memorial urn to a lush standing spray, this simple gesture of support can mean a lot to a grieving family. Whether you need delivery to a house or a funeral home, Blooms of Paradise can help with all sympathy flower needs.
As one of the most popular floral choices for funerals, lilies represent the restored innocence of the soul of the departed.
Tall and majestic, gladioli convey strength of character, moral integrity and sincerity
White carnations convey pure love and innocence; red carnations represent admiration; and pink carnations stand for remembrance.
In many European cultures, chrysanthemums are only used as funeral flowers as they are symbolic of death. In the US, chrysanthemums represent truth and are typically regarded as a cheerful way to honor someone who lived a full life.
This highly popular flower carries different meanings depending on the color; White roses express reverence, innocence and youthfulness; Red roses convey respect, love and courage; Pink roses signify love, grace and gentility; Crimson roses denote grief and sorrow; and yellow represents friendship.
Pink and white are traditional orchid colors used to express one's sympathy and typically represent eternal love. Phalaenopsis and dendrobium orchids are generally the most appropriate types of orchids used as sympathy flowers.
Now that you know the meaning of some of the most popular funeral flowers, you can incorporate them in your arrangements. The tradition of adorning the casket with fresh flowers (called a casket spray) is typically selected by the closest family members - spouse, children, siblings, parents, etc. They are beautiful displays of one or several types of flowers and greens that sit on top of the casket. Full casket sprays are suitable for closed caskets, while half casket sprays are used for open casket services. Casket inserts and garlands are other types of floral designs that are selected by the immediate family.
Convey A Message With Flowers
In addition to your presence and kind words, flowers are a wonderful way to express what is in your heart. Send an arrangement to the wake, graveside ceremony or church. Also consider sending flowers to the home of those grieving days or a couple of weeks after all the services have ended to let them know you are still thinking of them.