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Artificial Flower Arrangements for Graves
Sending artificial flower arrangements for graves is a very common and appreciated practice in many countries and in lots of religions. It expresses condolences and respect. When you and your family receive sympathy flowers it is comforting and the expression is always appreciated.
Sending the flowers gladdens those receiving them and is a visible expression of that sympathy. It means that in their time of grief there are those who have them in their mind.
Funeral Flowers Compared with Sympathy Flowers
Yes there is a difference – well usually the sympathy flowers are personal to a person or a family i.e. they are sent to that person or family – so are sent to a work place or home. They are designed as sort of diversion from the grief they are experiencing and can be up say on a table. There is a tradition that these flowers are white but that is not a hard and fast rule.
Exactly what to send is a pretty wide range including say a beautiful artificial orchid flower arrangement to a floral bouquet. The beauty of the piece is of course the most important aspect. Naturally there is a wide arrangement of appropriate silk flowers here.
Next are funeral flowers such as artificial headstone saddle flowers which are aimed at being at the funeral service and long term at the grave site. They are often in an upright position shared as a fan and are made to be very easily seen as a salute to the departed person. Sometimes you will find the artificial flowers on an easel and of course put all over the grave itself.
There are of course those who for whatever reason cannot come to the funeral so these flowers are sent as an expression of their respect. These artificial flowers tend to have a grace to them and the colors give an appropriate mood to the burial.
Should you decide to send an artificial floral arrangement to a funeral home or a church it may well pay to find out what the family thinks is appropriate – for example do they even want flowers there. Make very sure you know when the service is being held so the flowers arrive when the place is open but before when the service is to be held.
A few more points to consider – what style to go with for example something that means something to the bereaved and appropriate colors for that or a traditional look and feel. Perhaps the deceased was a veteran.
Words are usually put on a say a card on the flowers to express condolences – what should you say? There are quite a few safe words such as starting with thinking of you, our thoughts are with you and with deepest sympathy.