When somebody close to you experiences a loss, one is often left with no appropriate words to make their pain any easier. A beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers will show them you are thinking of them and that they are not alone. If those close to you are having a tough year, coping with the loss of a loved one or are dealing with sickness – flowers can be a way to bring a smile to their face.

Flowers were first used in a funeral service in 1874 when President Andrew Johnson was buried. Fragrant flowers adorned the top of his casket and were viewed by all during the procession. Although, in this case, flowers were used as a practicality, flowers are now widely used to decorate funerals. They are also used as a gift: a way to say to your loved ones that you are truly sorry for their loss.

Anybody who has ever stayed in a hospital ward knows how grey, drab and depressing it can be. A bright bunch of flowers will brighten up the room, reminding them that there is somebody who cares.

So, how do you know which flowers to use? There is a universal “language” of flowers. Every flower you pick for your bouquet sends a meaningful message.

Top Floral Picks for Funerals and Death

  • Loss of A Loved One: The loss of a loved one is tough on anybody. It is so important to send the right type of flowers. Lilies are always a top pick: they symbolize the innocence that has been restored to the soul of the departed. White lilies are a universal symbol of sympathy.
  • Sympathy: Daffodils and tulips, although seasonal, they are a great way to send sympathy. They are symbols of renewal and fresh starts. They are thought to bring revival and hope to a grieving or unhappy person. Another great idea for sympathy flowers is the Hydrangea Plant. This versatile plant can be enjoyed indoors and when, they feel up to it, your loved one can plant it in their garden as a long-lasting reminder of your support.

At East City Flower Shop, we will be sure to help you choose the appropriate flowers, so you can give an unforgettable gesture to someone truly in need of a brighter day. Your bouquet of flowers will be a constant reminder of your support – bringing a small smile to their face. Contact us for more information today.