Losing a loved one is never easy and words often deceive us during these moments of grief and hopelessness. For this reason, flowers are an appropriate and respectful way of showing your loved ones that you’re there for them. White lilies are a symbol of devotion and hope while carnations and orchids convey pure love and support. And, a simple sheaf of chrysanthemums will go a long way with helping you express your heartfelt sympathies and your unconditional support.
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Funerals are sombre, sensitive events. These are moments of collective loss, grief and the search for hope. Show your love and support by choosing sheafs or arrangements with light colors. Whites are most commonly given away during funerals. You can also select soft peaches or dull blues. A lot of people choose a classic bunch of black roses or go with purples and whites. All of these are combinations that convey support, acknowledgement and comfort during these intense times of grief.
You can also choose a bright selection of flowers with heliotropes and gladiolus to pay tribute to the spirit of the deceased. Choosing the right selection is often about the emotions you intend to convey, the meaning you’ve put in the gesture and how you’ve chosen to honor those who are gone.
If you’re sending these flowers through delivery, try and pen a heartfelt, original condolence letter with it. While finding the right words can be incredibly hard, the right start would be to discard sympathy one-liners so readily used and go for something personal and meaningful. You can talk about a specific memory with the deceased, or say something to give hope, pass on patience, and help people survive these difficult times.
Remember to send these flowers in an arrangement box or a ceramic pot or a vase if you’re choosing a bouquet and never send a wreath to someone's home. They’re best suited for funeral homes.