Funeral services are essential for commemorating the life of a loved one who has passed. Among the many details that go into planning a beautiful service, flowers are perhaps one of the most personal. Whichever blooms you choose to honor the deceased with, you may be confused as to what to do with them when the ceremony comes to an end.
Below are three suggestions for how to handle flowers after a funeral.
Donate the Flowers
If you enjoyed the flowers on the day of the funeral, chances are, someone else will too. Cut flowers can last anywhere from one week to 10 days, and facilities like retirement homes, hospitals, and hospices regularly accept blooms from donors. Call beforehand to see if the establishment you’re considering will accept a floral donation, and if so, set up a time and place at which to complete the drop-off.
Bring Them Home
If your loved one’s funeral service only featured a few floral arrangements, you may wish to bring them home with you. If there are plenty of arrangements, you can also offer some to family and friends to take home in remembrance of the deceased. They can even use them to complete heartfelt crafts that aid in the mourning process, such as pressing blooms in a book or funeral program.
Even though your loved one has passed, the funeral service doesn’t have to be goodbye. Potted plants that still have their roots or require clippings to grow can be replanted around your home. By tending to the funeral flowers around your living space, you can continue to watch your loved one’s spirit bloom year after year.
Planning funeral services can be an emotional process, but when you work with Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home in Harpers Ferry, WV, the process will provide peace and closure. For more information about their services, visit their website or call (304) 724-6500 to speak with a representative.