Sympathy Flowers Etiquette – What to Consider…

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Flowers are representative of many things. Flowers can be sent as a sign of gratitude, as well as love. Flowers can also be sent to someone who has lost their loved one. Sending flowers to a person who is grieving shows the sympathy you feel towards them. Sympathy flowers can also be sent to the family member as a representation of comfort, peace, and hope. These flowers you send to the household who lost their loved ones might seem little to you, but to them, it’s not, it’s like saying “I care about you”.

Sympathy flowers aren’t the same as funeral flowers. Sympathy flowers are sent directly to the family of the deceased. Sympathy flowers are usually small arrangements that can be displayed in the home, whereas funeral flowers serve as a tribute to the deceased at their funeral service, according to

Is it ever too late to send flowers?

Before sending sympathy flowers, you may wonder if it’s too late to send them. You may have heard the news too late, or because the news has passed by a week or two, and you don’t want to open up healing wounds. Some people prefer sending sympathy flowers to the family of the deceased a week or so after the funeral when the initial grief has subsided. Sending sympathy flowers to the family of the deceased after the funeral is a nice act, and shows you haven’t forgotten about the pain they are going through.

What kind of gift can you send to the grieving family?

You can send a plant, a sympathy food basket or a little designed sympathy arrangement to the family of the deceased. These arrangements are nice gestures, which will be appreciated by the recipient.

Sending sympathy flowers should be done as a symbol of peace. The flowers should not be too extravagant. Flowers should be chosen with the message of hope and peace, and not showing wealth and power. If your gift is classy, there is no issue with that, but it should express your feelings and reason for giving it in the first place. White Flowers symbolizes humility and reverence, they also send a message of loyalty. There’s nothing more elegant than giving all white flowers to the grieving recipient. Sympathy flowers don’t really need to be dark or somber – you could even give the family bright colors to symbolize hope, according to SFGate. Bright flowers can add colour, fragrance, and beauty to the dull and lifeless atmosphere that often follows a death.

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