Funeral Flowers For Sympathise
Losing a loved one accounts for life’s one of the most devastating moments one could ever experience. As a friend, family or an acquaintance you want to do your best part in offering your support and condolences to the grieving family in any way possible so as to manifest your sympathy.
Sending flowers as a way of expressing your grief towards the loss has long been a considerate manifestation of sympathy. Flowers and floral arrangements have the propensity to express the feelings and emotions that words fail to describe. During moments of sadness, flowers have known to bring about the essence of hope and herald compassion.
There are a wide variety of flowers out there and not all flowers are funeral flowers. Different types of flowers have different meanings and symbolism attached to them, therefore, it is advisable to choose flowers appropriately, considering their symbolism.
Funeral flowers can be given in many different ways. Here are some of the ways in which you can present the flowers of your choosing.
Floral baskets make for an exquisite arrangement and arrive in various sizes. They are portable and can be easily delivered to the grieving family.
Standing Sprays are beautiful and ornate funeral garland or spray of flowers, typically placed beside the coffins. They are presented on a freestanding easel and make for one of the most elegant displays at a funeral service.
Floral Wreaths, Crosses, and Hearts
These sizeable, eminent floral arrangements are displayed near the caskets or coffins and are appropriate for close friends and family of the deceased. The circle shaped funeral wreaths delicately manifest eternal life, the funeral crosses express faith and the funeral heart-shaped floral arrangements stand for love and sympathy.
Funeral flowers include Lillies, Roses, Gladioli, Chrysanthemums, Carnations, Daffodils, Tulips, and, Hydrangeas.
Lillies are the most common flowers associated with funeral service and condolence expression, especially white lily. Lily symbolizes innocence, the rebirth of the soul and purity of the mind. Additionally, they also are a representation of youth and beauty.
Roses are among the most popular flowers to be associated with a funeral. Typically, roses are an expression of love. However, depending on the colour, roses have different meanings and symbolism. White roses are an expression of reverence, youthfulness, and innocence. Red roses are an expression of love, respect, and courage. Pink roses are an expression of love, grace, and elegance. Crimson roses are an expression of grief and sorrow, and yellow roses are an expression of friendship.
These tall and majestic flowers are also known as “sword lily”, as they can grow up to four feet in height. They are available in a variety of colours including red, pink, orange, white, purple, yellow and, salmon. Gladiolus are an expression of integrity, strength, and sincerity of the person.
In various European cultures, Chrysanthemums are used only for the sole purpose of funerals. Typically known as “Mums”, they are an expression of truth, and aid to elevate a cheerful atmosphere. In some cultures, Chrysanthemums also are an expression of lamentation and grief.
These long-lasting flowers are a popular choice for funeral arrangements and expressing sympathy and condolences. Different shades of carnations represent different meanings. Red Carnations are an expression of admiration for the deceased. Pink Carnations are an expression of resemblance to the deceased. White Carnations are an expression of untainted love and pure innocence.
Daffodils and Tulips
Daffodils and Tulips convey the essence of renewal, more so, bright yellow ones. Both Daffodils and Tulips usher uplifting to the grieving family. They have different meanings and symbolism based on their colours. Yellow ones are an expression of cheerful thoughts and hope. Pink ones are an expression of confidence and happiness. And, white ones are an expression of peace and forgiveness.
Hydrangeas bloom in spring and are said to thrive in any type of soil. Hydrangeas are rare and less popular choice of flowers used for funeral services but, they are an expression of renewal and true, heartfelt emotions.
Orchids are one of the most beautiful and elegant funeral flowers. These are long lasting and a perfect gift for many occasions. Orchids are an expression of undying love and sympathy.