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.

Lily and Rose Tribute Spray

Lily and Rose Tribute Spray Item No. T226-1A Pure white lilies and dendrobium orchids mingle with red roses, white asiatic lilies and more in this magnificent and impressive standing spray of the finest blooms. A fitting tribute for a funeral, wake or memorial service. A standing spray of lush flowers such as red roses, white dendrobium orchids and asiatic lilies – accented with greenery – is delivered on an easel. Approximate Size: 50" h x 31" w $224.95


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Heavenly Grace Spray $179.95
Touching Tribute Spray $184.95
Sweet Farewell Standing Spray $189.95
Refreshing Mix Standing Spray $245.95

 

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.

Lovely Tribute Bouquet $99.95
Stately Lilies $184.95
Wishes & Blessings Bouquet $79.95
Celestial Love $79.95

 

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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Always and Forever $79.95
Rosy Glow Bouquet $84.95
Fall Fantasia $79.95
Fare Thee Well Pedestal Arrangement $239.95

 

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.

Stately Croton

Stately Croton Item No. T106-2A The croton is dignified and delightful. Its glossy green leaves carry vibrant accents of red and orange, making it the perfect plant for a wide variety of locations. Easy to care for and easy to love, this is one plant that is sure to brighten everyone's day. An impressively graceful croton is delivered in an elegant burgundy footed planter. A grand gesture indeed! Container may vary Approximate Size: 33 1/2" h x 32 1/2" w $69.95


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