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.

Finest Farewell Spray

Finest Farewell Spray Item No. T248-2A Utterly feminine, this spray is an extraordinarily beautiful way to bid farewell to someone who will remain forever in your heart. A bevy of lovely lavender flowers will soothe souls and deliver strength and hope to those in mourning. Beautiful flowers such as lavender, purple and pink blossoms including roses, larkspur, alstroemeria and more are beautifully arranged. A pretty pink organza ribbon completes this fine farewell. Approximate Size: 50" h x 22" w $199.95


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Sympathy Spray $149.95
Tender Touch Standing Spray $174.95
Ocean Breeze Spray $174.95
Rays of Light Spray $179.95

 

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.

Heavenly & Harmony $79.95
Farewell Too Soon Bouquet $74.95
America the Beautiful $69.95
Pastel Peace Basket $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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Precious Pink Roses $79.95
The Forever Sweet Bouquet $84.95
Eternal Affection Arrangement $74.95
Beautiful Dreams $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.

Wreath of Mixed White Flowers

Wreath of Mixed White Flowers Item No. F1-309 A solid all white wreath of lilies, gerberas, roses, carnations, roses and gypsophila. Appropriate for funeral home. Approximate Size: 24"d $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.

The Peace Lily

The Peace Lily Item No. F1-CPP The Peace Lily is a popular arrangement to send a message of tranquility and serenity. White blossoms emerging from dark leaves set in a natural wicker basket convey lasting peace and elegance. Approximate Size: $79.95


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