Sympathy flowers and funeral flowers are sent for the same reasons, to send condolences and provide comfort during times of loss. However, there are important differences between sympathy flowers and funeral flowers and the etiquette for each is a little different. These differences come from consideration of the feelings of those who have lost a loved one.

Arrangements made expressly for a funeral home can be upsetting to grieving people when sent to home or office. Generally speaking, funeral flowers go to the funeral home and sympathy flowers can go anywhere.

 

Funeral Flowers are a Tribute to the Deceased

 Funeral flowers provide decoration and serve as a tribute to the deceased. Funeral flowers are often formal and one-sided in design precisely so they will look best in a funeral home and at graveside services. Funeral flowers are usually not addressed to a particular loved one of the deceased but are intended, instead, as a way to pay respect to the deceased themselves. Funeral flowers etiquette tells us that funeral flowers should never be sent to the home.

Refreshing Mix Standing Spray Item No. S31-5006 This glorious celebration of life combines the vibrant, hopeful colors of spring in a standing arrangement designed to inspire happy memories of times gone by. Handcrafted by a local artisan florist of bright and beautiful blossoms that include pink roses, magenta carnations, purple statice and hydrangeas, green button pompons and hydrangeas and daisy pompons all arranged against a background of lush green aralia and aspidistra leaves. It’s designed for display on an easel making an impressive, memorable expression of sympathy at a wake, funeral or graveside service. Product is not suitable for a residence. Approximate Size: 40"h x 23"w $245.95


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Finest Farewell Spray $199.95
Treasured Memories Standing Spray $199.95
Sweet Farewell Standing Spray $189.95
Touching Tribute Spray $184.95

 

Sympathy Flowers are Personal and Life-Affirming

 Sympathy flowers are usually directly addressed to a loved one of the deceased. Sympathy flowers are sent directly to any family member, friend, acquaintance or business associate who has suffered a recent loss.

Sympathy flowers are more at home in a home. They tend to be arrangements that look good on end tables or used as centerpieces. Plants and planters also make great choices as sympathy flowers because they provide a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness and serve as a keepsake in memory of the recipient’s loved one.

Heartfelt Memories $89.95
All American $199.95
Rose Romanesque Bouquet $124.95
Loyal Heart $74.95

 

Sympathy Flowers Can Go to Home or Office

 Sympathy flowers like the ones below can be sent to home or office.

Heavenly & Harmony Item No. T55-1A Heavenly hues and pretty petals are in perfect harmony in this gorgeous arrangement. Lovely for a birthday, anniversary or just because, it's simply stunning! Light pink roses, white asiatic lilies, Queen Anne's lace and salal are beautifully arranged in a glass vase. Heaven sent? Well, someone will think you're an angel for sending it! Style of vase may vary. Approximate Size: 18" h x 10" w $69.95


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Dreams From the Heart Bouquet $99.95
Rose Tribute $159.95
Sweet Peace Bouquet $74.95
Beautiful Whisper $149.95

 

What You Need to Know Before Sending Funeral Flowers or Sympathy Flowers

 Once you have decided whether you wish to send funeral flowers, sympathy flowers, or both you will need some key pieces of information handy to place your order.

 

For sending funeral flowers you will need:

 

  • The full name of the deceased.
  • The name and address of the funeral home.
  • Your credit card information.
  • Some idea of how you’d like the enclosure card signed.

Ring of Friendship Wreath Item No. S38-4217 The Ring of Friendship Wreath holds golden yellow roses, Asiatic lilies and dendrobium orchids against a background of assorted greenery. An expression of your friendship and sympathies. Approximate Size: 23"d $249.95


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For sending sympathy flowers you will need:

 

  • The recipient’s full name, address, and phone number (if sending sympathy flowers to the home).
  • The recipient’s full name, the business’ complete name, address, and phone number (if sending sympathy flowers to a workplace).
  • Your credit card information.
  • Some idea of how you’d like the enclosure card signed.

The Peace Lily Item No. F1-CPP The Peace Lily is a popular arrangement to send a message of tranquility and serenity. White blossoms emerging from dark leaves set in a natural wicker basket convey lasting peace and elegance. Approximate Size: $59.95


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