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.

Touching Tribute Spray

Touching Tribute Spray Item No. T234-1A Express admiration for her beauty and spirit with a striking tribute certain to evoke many cherished remembrances. Gorgeous flowers such as pink roses, oriental lilies and gladioli blend with purple stock, lavender carnations and fragrant greens. Approximate Size: 56" h x 22" w $184.95


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Treasured Memories Standing Spray $199.95
Sacred Garden Spray $224.95
Gently into the Ever-after $224.95
Lily and Rose Tribute Spray $224.95

 

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.

Always and Forever $79.95
Stately Lilies $184.95
Greater Glory $109.95
Whispering Love $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

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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Forever Dear Arrangement $84.95
Stately Lilies $184.95
Loveliness Arrangement $194.95
Towering Beauty $224.95

 

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.

Peace Eternal Wreath

Peace Eternal Wreath Item No. T236-1A A breathtaking expression of love and devotion, this lovely wreath delivers a message that is both subtle and strong. Its soft pastel blossoms will soothe, while its extraordinary beauty will express the depth of your emotions. Gorgeous pink hydrangea, crème roses, light pink spray roses, white chrysanthemums, waxflower and more are adorned by pink organza ribbon in this eternal circle of peace. Approximate Size: 24 1/2" h x 24 1/2" 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.

Emerald Garden Basket

Emerald Garden Basket Item No. T106-1A You don't have to follow the yellow brick road to find this emerald jewel. All kinds of gorgeous greens fill this basket that makes a perfect gift for men or women. Celebration or sympathy. Birthday or any day. So beautiful and bountiful it will deliver any message eloquently. Variety of plants and container style will vary. Approximate Size: 17 1/4" h x 17 1/2" w $69.95


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