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Flowers possess comforting qualities, and are always appropriate and in good taste. For this reason, they are a respectful way to express heartfelt sympathies when a loved one passes away. During difficult times of grieving and sorrow, a beautiful display of flowers will show your consideration and thoughtfulness when there are no words. No matter where you are in the world, it is easy with 1300FLOWERS to send a beautiful bouquet that will show your support. Peruse our buying guide for helpful information about purchasing sympathy flowers.
What type of flowers should I buy?
Most people are unsure which flowers are appropriate to send when expressing sympathies. Traditionally, bereavement flowers are creamy white lilies, or roses. Today, however, a bright collection of flowers can reflect the energetic spirit of the deceased, and celebrate their life in vivid colour. As you are sending these blooms to the immediate family of the deceased, certain protocols must be followed. For example, when sending a sympathy arrangement to an employee or colleague, a collection of white flowers would be a refined and appropriate message of condolences. If you knew the deceased personally, a display of bright flowers would be apt, with a thoughtful card message about how the vivacity of the flowers reminded you of the deceased’s spirit.
What kind of arrangement should I send?
Low maintenance floral arrangements are the only arrangements you should send during times of mourning. During the grieving period when families are usually inundated with flowers, the last thing your recipients want to do is find a vase and re-arrange a bouquet of flowers. Send your flowers in either a boxed arrangement, a ceramic pot, or opt for a keepsake glass vase to contain your bouquet. This shows thoughtfulness and consideration. Bear in mind that if you wish to send a wreath to commemorate the life of a loved one, it is correct to only send it to the funeral service. Never send a wreath to a home.
What should I write on the card?
For moments such as the loss of a loved one, there are no words that can express grief and sorrow. However, a thoughtful card message letting your recipient know you are thinking of them can go a long way. By letting them know they are in your thoughts and expressing your sympathies and help in any way possible, you are showing your care and consideration. When possible, try to avoid generic one-liners- make your card personal. The effort shows.
What are good examples of what to send?
When sending bereavement flowers to an employee or a colleague, the Carmen arrangement is a low maintenance gift that exudes beauty and grace. A collection of creamy roses creatively arranged in a ceramic pot amid lush greenery is refined. To celebrate the life of a woman you knew personally, the Sarah is a beautiful selection of delicate pastel pink roses and a swirl of white alstromeria in an elegant gift box. To celebrate the life of an older man you knew personally, a collection of earthy Australian native flowers are a good choice; they are long lasting and gender neutral, and especially apt if the deceased was a proud Australian. The Matilda is a generous offering of native flora encapsulated in paper and ribbon. To commemorate an older woman, the Billie is a stunning boxed arrangement featuring a mix of violet irises, pure white lilies, and velvet purple aster daisies. We have a diverse range of flowers which will adequately reflect the personality of your recipient, as well as respectfully offering your sympathy during the difficult time of loss. These of course, are purely suggestions. Exercise common sense and your knowledge of the recipient when choosing an arrangement of flowers.
At 1300FLOWERS, we understand that during the time of loss, showing your support is imperative. We are on hand with our beautiful floral arrangements to help you express your support in the most elegant and refined way possible. Rest assured that your bereavement flowers will be crafted with love and care, and delivered at the peak of perfection. If you have any further enquiries, feel free to speak with our helpful customer care consultants on 1300 FLOWERS (1300 356 937).