Sympathy Flowers are a thoughtful way to convey a message to the family and friends of the deceased. They are also a way to send a last message of caring about the family member, friend, neighbor or colleague.
Sympathy Flowers prepared in an oasis base last longer such as floral arrangements in the shape of a heart. Floral crosses in lengths of 2, 3, 4 and 5 feet are also available and very popular. Name tributes are individual flowers forming names or words up to seven letters on a background of greenery. These are usually chosen by close family members.
Stars, small crosses, bears, bunnies or angels are traditional when the deceased is a child. The floral arrangements are done in white with trimming in greenery.
Any type of flowers can be used for Sympathy flower tributes. However, there are certain flowers that are more popular and more commonly used in floral arrangements. In many countries worldwide, chrysanthemums are traditionally used in Sympathy floral arrangements. White is the most popular color. However, they are also available in a number of other lovely colors.
Since the type of Sympathy flowers sent comes from the heart, the decision should reflect your personal feelings for the deceased and you should be satisfied that your choice sends a sincere and appropriate message.
When you order Sympathy flowers make sure the florist knows when the flower arrangements need to be delivered by. If the service is in the morning, make sure they get there, first thing.
Patriotic Sympathy Flowers
Different types of Sympathy sympathy flowers:
Casket Sprays - Traditional Posies - Heart Shaped Arrangements - Sympathy Wreaths - Sympathy Bouquets - Flower Crosses - Floral Tributes
Pillows and Cushions - Posy of Flowers - Floral Baskets - Living Plants - Flower Name Tributes - Sending Flowers to a Sympathy
Sending Sympathy flowers and sympathy flowers to the friends and family of the deceased is a very traditional way of expressing your your feelings and showing your love. Sending flowers to the families home is a very common trend. Some people choose to send flowers as soon as they hear of the death, others choose to wait for a few days. That being said there are no rules and the main reasons for sending the flowers is to show the families concerned that you are thinking about them at their time of grief.
When sending flowers to the actual Sympathy service, it is very important to make sure the flowers arrive at least 2 hours before the Sympathy begins. The types of flowers sent to the Sympathy service can and often are different from the flowers sent to the bereaved families home. Sympathy wreaths, baskets, standing sprays and casket sprays are just a few of types of flowers usually sent to the Sympathy. As well as flowers, plants, especially white lilies are often used at Sympathys and they can be taken home after the service and burial or cremation has taken place.
Memorial Arrangements - Arrangements of flowers that can either sit on the floor or a table top, suitable for the viewing, service or can be sent to the relatives home.
Dish Gardens and Plants - Selections of green plants and blooming flowers, suitable for both the Sympathy service or can be sent to the bereaved relatives home.
Wreaths, Hearts and Crosses - Usually placed on an easel, these types of Sympathy flowers are for the Sympathy service.
Standing Sprays - These arrangements will add color and brighten up any Sympathy service.
Standing sprays are displayed on an easel and are for the Sympathy service or viewing.
Casket Sprays - These lovely sprays are placed on the top of the Sympathy casket and are usually sent by the direct family members of the deceased.
Etiquette Usually Followed When Sending Sympathy Flowers