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Find what you need to know for Flower Arrangements


Sympathy Flowers

Roses: Send this assorted rose flower bouquet for any occasion. Makes great birthday flowers or thank you flowers.

Tulips: Say, "Happy Valentine's Day" with this sweetheart tulip flower bouquet. A perfect flower gift for your special Valentine.

Lilies: The flower bouquet of pink and white lilies is a great gift for that special one is your life.
If you know someone who has experienced the loss of someone close to them, then sending flowers is a great way to express your sympathy and offer comfort to the bereaved. You can send your sympathy flowers to either the funeral service or the bereaved family's home. Sometimes it can be special to send flowers after the funeral is over, so that people know you are still thinking of them at that time.

When in doubt about what type of sympathy flowers you should send and when, ask your florist. They have plenty of experience with sympathy flowers, and can be a great help in creating exactly the effect you want. Always include a message card so that you can express your thoughts and feelings. To help you choose exactly the right sympathy flowers, here is a brief overview of the types of arrangements that are commonly available.

Flowers For The Family

Daisies in a basket are a wonderful way gift for any occasion. Our fresh, white daisies are accented with fresh greens and designed inside a handsome wicker handled basket by our select florists.

Send wishes for a very happy birthday with this fun bouquet. Filled with 10 mylar birthday balloons and a delicious box of chocolate wrapped in bright red ribbons, this bouquet will certainly make their birthday unforgettable! Measures approximately 44"H x 42"W x 30"D.

Make a dramatic statement with a gorgeous array of red spray roses. Hand arranged in a 5" matte raspberry cube and sheltered with flax stem and decorative silver floral accent for added flare.
Sending a bouquet of flowers is most appropriate if the flowers are being delivered to the family's residence. There are a huge range of floral designs available, but stick to the more subdued flower colors and designs on this occasion. You can also choose sympathy flowers that are already in a vase, to make things simpler for the recipients. Remember, the family is going to be occupied on the day of the funeral, so flowers should be delivered on either the days prior to or after the funeral.

Another special touch can be to give the bereaved family a peace lily. This is a green, indoor plant, with white flowers. It's often chosen as a more lasting form of sympathy flowers, and should be sent to the family’s residence or given to them in person. Include a card with your special sympathy message.

Funeral Flowers

This satin casket pillow - in the shape of a cross - is decorated with fresh yellow flowers and greens, and is adorned with a ribbon. Traditionally delivered right to the funeral home. Measures approximately 13"H x 11"W x 3"D.

This standing spray arrangement of fresh mixed pink roses and spiral eucalyptus makes a memorable tribute to honor a beautiful life. Traditionally sent directly to the funeral home, this arrangement includes a stand for display. Measures approximately 43"H x 29"W x 14"D.

Created with stunning red gladiolus, bicolor carnations, yellow alstroemeria and more, this memorable arrangement of floral beauty is usually displayed at the funeral home on a stand. Measures approximately 35"H x 34"W x 19"D.
Some of the flowers for a funeral are typically supplied by the bereaved family, so let's look at those first. If you plan to have an open casket service, then you can choose from a range of inside casket pieces. These are usually small bouquets of flowers, garlands or a small wreath, and are placed on the inside lid of the casket.

The family also generally supplies a casket cover, and so you should check before ordering this type of arrangement. You can choose from quarter, half, or full casket styles, so if the family already has a full casket design there won't be room for any other casket cover sympathy flowers. These can be quite expensive, and must be ordered early as they can take a lot of time to create.

The simplest, most standard type of sympathy flowers for the funeral is a funeral basket. These are a good choice because they can stand upright in their basket, and don't need any type of vase or support. You can also opt for a funeral spray, which is a larger arrangement made using floral foam and supported by an easel. These are usually delivered to the funeral service, and may also be transported to the gravesite. Because this type of arrangement is large and requires a lot of work, it needs to be ordered a few days before the funeral. Your florist can design your funeral spray in any shape you choose, with a cross being a popular choice.

Wreaths are also a popular choice for sympathy flowers. These are also generally attached to an easel of some sort so they stand upright, and are appropriate for the funeral service. Again, they may also be moved to the gravesite. If you want something a little more personal, you can choose a wreath that's heart shaped, rather than the traditional circular wreath.


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