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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Sweet Farewell Standing Spray $189.95
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Solace Teardrop $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.

Here Comes The Sun $99.95
Sweet Peace Bouquet $74.95
Light In Your Honor Bouquet $89.95
Rays of Solace Bouquet $59.95

 

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 $79.95


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Heartfelt Memories $89.95
American Football $219.95
Tears of Comfort Arrangement $184.95
Eternal Peace Basket $69.95

 

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.

Faith & Understanding Wreath Item No. S31-5007 This variation on the traditional sympathy wreath includes brilliant, jewel-toned blossoms surrounding a figure of the Blessed Virgin and a cascade of ivy that poignantly that reflects your heartfelt tears. This impressive wreath, handcrafted in a white ceramic planter by a local artisan florist of hot pink spray roses, purple statice and hydrangeas and magenta button pompons encircles the keepsake ceramic statue of Mary. It makes a beautiful tribute to a life of faith and is an excellent choice for a wake or funeral service. Pedestal not included. Product is not suitable for a residence. Approximate Size: 32"h x 18"w $225.95


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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.

Radiant Foliage Planter Item No. F1-407 Fresh cut pink Asiatic lilies brighten assorted foliage plants in a ceramic dishgarden to honor their life, send your deepest sympathy and hope for the days ahead. Style of container may vary depending on availability. Appropriate for the family's home or the funeral home.Variety of plants and container style may vary. Approximate Size: 18"h x 16"w $74.95


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