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.

Solace Teardrop

Solace Teardrop Item No. S2-4981 You can be sure that this exquisite expression of sympathy, crafted in the white of heavenly hope, will make a moving and impressive addition to a wake, funeral or burial service. Reflecting the form of a “teardrop,” this generously scaled spray constructed by a local artisan florist includes white pompons, roses and Asiatic lilies accented with a white satin ribbon bow. It comes on a metal stand to give it the ultimate flexibility for display at a funeral home, in a church or at a cemetery. Product is not appropriate to send to a residence. Approximate Size: 24"h x 17"w $249.95


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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.

Sweet Tranquility Basket $84.95
Rays of Solace Bouquet $74.95
Greater Glory $109.95
Basket Arrangement of Mixed White Flowers $124.95

 

Sympathy Flowers Can Go to Home or Office

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

Heavenly & Harmony

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 $79.95


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Whispering Love $74.95
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Garden of Memories $124.95
Always and Forever $79.95

 

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.

Graceful Tribute Wreath

Graceful Tribute Wreath Item No. S44-4542 The Graceful Tribute Wreath creates a stunning presentation of love's serenity for their final farewell service. Red roses, carnations and gerbera daisies are accented with burgundy mini carnations and a variety of lush greens to create a sweeping arrangement that glides across the face of a snow white wreath consisting of chrysanthemums making this a remembrance for one who has touched your life like none other. Displayed on a wire easel. Approximate Size: 58"h x 27"w $279.95


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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.

Medium Dish Garden

Medium Dish Garden Item No. T212-2A This low bowl filled with living plants will also carry comfort and compassion for many months to come. Perfect to send to the home or service. One planter arrives filled with dracaena, ivy, palm, spathiphyllum and syngonium plants. Variety of plants and container style may vary. Approximate Size: 15" h x 14" w $74.95


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