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.

Glory Be Flag Tribute Item No. S50-4565 The Glory Be Flag Tribute is a symbol of patriotic beauty to commemorate the life of your loved one at their final farewell service. Red carnations, white chrysanthemums and blue dyed white chrysanthemums create a stirring arrangement in the likeness of the American flag with white rose accents to symbolize the stars. Displayed on a wire easel, this exquisite arrangement will bring comfort and peace to their family and friends. Approximate Size: 24"h x 18"w $399.95


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Sympathy Spray $149.95
Rays of Light Spray $159.95
Gently into the Ever-after $224.95
Treasured Memories Standing Spray $199.95

 

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.

Here Comes The Sun $99.95
Your Light Shines $99.95
Towering Beauty $224.95
American Football $219.95

 

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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Here Comes The Sun $99.95
American Football $219.95
Tears of Comfort Arrangement $184.95
Precious Heart Bouquet $59.95

 

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.

Infinite Love Item No. T239-2A This beautiful wreath stands as a testament to the circle of life that must be acknowledged even in our saddest moments. It will surely be appreciated by all in attendance. Dazzling blooms such as pink hydrangea, hot pink roses and carnations, red roses, spray roses and carnations, burgundy dahlias, dark pink Sweet William, lavender daisy and button spray chrysanthemums along with fern and other fresh greens create a beautiful wreath that comes delivered on an easel. Approximate Size: 27" h x 27" w $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.

Enduring Spirit Pothos Basket Item No. F1-509 Honor their memory for years to come with a 6” trailing Pothos in a wicker basket. The Pothos plant does not require much light and is easy to maintain, yet it is lush, vibrant, and grows fast, making it an ideal and lasting condolence sentiment. Appropriate for the family's home or the funeral home. Approximate Size: 12”h x 10”w $49.95


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