When someone you know has lost a loved one or is experiencing severe illness, it can be comforting for them to receive a sympathy arrangement of flowers to let them know you are thinking of them during their difficult time. Most commonly, floral arrangements are sent during a time of loss, and you can send flowers in addition to other tokens of your love or by providing them with an act of service. Whether your timing is before, during, or after the funeral services, here are some recommendations to help you select and send out a sympathy floral arrangement to a loved one.
Choose the Type of Arrangement
There are a variety of different types of floral arrangements that you can choose from, such as a casket wreath, or a bouquet to set out at the funeral. If you are not sure of what types of arrangements there are to choose from and you don't have something specific in mind, you can usually view various types and styles of floral arrangements online to help you choose one in the right size and style. And if you still have questions and are not sure how to choose a beautiful arrangement to show your condolences, you can talk to a florist and have them customize something specifically for the funeral and family members.
In addition to floral arrangements that come in a vase or on a wreath, you may want to order a live plant for the services. A live plant will provide an attractive show with a colorful ribbon and other additions along with your personalized note. Then, once the services have concluded, a family member can take the live plant to their home where it will last for years and they can remember their loved one's funeral.
Select Specific Flowers
If you are going to select a floral arrangement with specific flowers, be sure you are aware of the meanings of specific flowers in your arrangement. For example, white lilies are symbolic of innocence, renewal, and hope with the soul and are most popular for funerals. However, you can also choose red roses to represent love, white roses for reverence, pink carnations for remembrance, and white carnations for innocence and purity.
If you want to send an arrangement specifically to the family members of a deceased person, an arrangement of tulips and daffodils is a great option. These springtime flowers represent hope and happiness and are an uplifting token to the family members. To learn more, visit a florist near you.