Flowers or floral tributes are a time-honoured and traditional way of expressing support and sympathy for those who are experiencing illness, or to the family and friends who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Flowers convey that your thoughts are with them at their time of sadness. Each floral tribute that you send has a particular and special meaning. Flowers express a feeling of life and beauty, which help support the family emotionally. A funeral should be a time to remember the person, and be a celebration of life as well as a recognition of loss. There are a number of different types of floral tributes available:
Funeral Spray: A large flower arrangement that is fixed on an easel. These flowers are usually large in size, and if you are ordering the arrangement online, make sure you allow plenty of time for it to arrive. The floral tribute arrangement attached to an easel generally represents a special meaning of remembrance.
Inside Coffin Floral Bouquet: This is a memorial tribute given to the deceased. These flowers are placed inside the coffin for small open casket services. A small clutch, bouquet or garland are most popular for including inside the casket.
Wreaths: Wreaths can be a beautiful alternative to a regular funeral flower spray. Floral wreaths can be displayed at almost any area of the funeral service, including the graveside. Adding personal touches such as ribbons, bows and garlands can help to make the tribute your own and particular to the deceased. Small flowers or roses can be interweaved amongst the wreath and offered to guests as keepsakes.
Funeral Vases: If you are unable to attend the ceremony, sending sympathy flowers can be the next best thing to pass along your condolences and thoughts to the family. It can be a perfect way to show compassion, support and love without ever having to say a word.
Funerals can be a difficult time for any family, and support is always welcome. It can be emotionally draining and stressful for everyone. Attention to detail and adding personal touches to your floral tributes is a great way to show that you truly care. These acknowledgments, especially after the funeral service is over and the routine of daily life is being established again, are greatly appreciated by their recipients. Including personal messages with the flowers is an excellent way of effectively passing on your feelings of condolence, and will last long after the flowers have gone.
Nothing says “I’m thinking of you” more than flowers.
You can order your floral tributes by:
- Contacting your local funeral home where an experienced team will be happy to help you
- Buying directly online via our affiliate site.
- By visiting your local florists and arranging to collect the floral tribute or have them deliver it.