It’s a sad fact of life, but at some point someone we know is going to pass away. These occasions can seem rather hopeless for all involved; after all, how can you express your grief to the bereaved’s family? Well, the most popular means of doing so is of course to send flowers. Nothing shows that you are thinking of someone more effectively than sending flowers. Just remember that there are a few simple tips on how to do it right.
The most convenient fact about sending flowers is that you can do so from anywhere in the world. These days international flower delivery is commonplace, making it easier than ever to send flowers to the USA or within the US. Your next step is to decide where you want to send your flowers. The most obvious answer is to send them to the funeral home or church, that way you know your loved one is surrounded by beautiful flowers. It might be a nice idea, though, to send flowers to the home of the person you have lost. That way their family can find comfort in the flowers too. Moreover, once the funeral is over, most of the flowers will be left there, so having a few arrangements in the home is an excellent way of comforting the family and letting them know that people care. Because these flowers will last longer, they’ll serve as a reminder that you’re sharing in the grief.
Once you have decided where you are going to send your flowers, you’ll need to choose both a type of arrangement and choose suitable flowers within that arrangement. For funerals, it is traditional to go for white flowers with just a touch of red. Most popular amongst funeral flowers are lilies, calla lilies and carnations. That being said, these are only a guideline; if you know the bereaved’s favorite flower then it might be much more appropriate – and personal – to send a bunch of these.
As well as flower type and color, you will need to choose an appropriate arrangement. Your florist will be able to give you the best advice on this, but strictly speaking wreaths are the most commonly used. That being said, different cultures and beliefs have different views on funeral flowers and what each spray symbolizes. It might be worth contacting the organizers of the funeral to check what would be most appropriate before you make any orders. Sending flowers is all about bringing comfort to their nearest and dearest so it’s important that you make the right choices.
It’s very common for groups of co-workers, friends or even family to band together to purchase one big wreath or spray as opposed to lots of little ones. It’s well worth asking around, as pooling your funds will enable you all to afford a much better arrangement.
Most of all, though, remember that whatever flowers you can afford to send, it is the thought that counts, and the family will surely be grateful for your gesture.