After the passing of someone you know, you might be compelled to send flowers to the family. It’s often appropriate to send them directly to the funeral home as a thoughtful way to express your sympathy. From why you should send flowers to which arrangements to send, here is everything that you need to know about this common practice.
Why You Should Send Flowers
Flowers are customarily sent to the bereaved in honor of the life of the deceased. This is a time to come together and recognize a well-lived life. Sending flowers may bring comfort to the family during their time of deep grief. It also allows you an opportunity to express your condolences and share your sorrow.
However, it’s crucial to read the announcement for the service carefully. If they specifically request that no flowers be sent, honor the family’s wishes. Instead, send a sympathy card or follow any other specifications on the announcement, such as donating to the deceased’s favorite charity.
Which Flowers You Should Send
Lilies are common flowers to send to a funeral home. Representative of peace and innocence, they are traditional for services, either on their own or as part of a mixed arrangement.
You might also consider sending white roses. They’re symbolic of purity, love, and spirituality. Dark crimson roses represent grief, while yellow indicates deep friendship and an unbreakable bond.
Orchids are universally known for connoting endless love, and may be a meaningful choice if you were close to the deceased. Both carnations and chrysanthemums are also traditionally included in floral arrangements for funerals.
The staff at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc. provides compassionate service to families throughout Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas. Serving the community since 1960, they can assist with funeral planning, burials, cremations, and memorial services. Visit the funeral home online for more information or call (585) 394-4280 to speak with a representative.