Are you trying to decide on a floral arrangement to send to a grieving family? This can be a difficult decision to make. Funeral flowers are ultimately very symbolic. Understanding their meanings can help you to make the right decision for your particular relationship with the deceased and their family. Here are some of the meanings behind popular funeral flowers that are beneficial to understand.
Lilies are extremely popular for funerals. In general, lilies are symbolic of the soul being restored to a state of purity and innocence after death. White lilies signify that the individual is offering wishes that the deceased is resting peacefully. Pink lilies, alternatively, symbolize love and compassion, which is also a good choice for funeral flowers.
Carnations are also commonly used in funerals. There are many colors of carnations that are well-suited for funeral use. A pink carnation is said to symbolize remembrance, which is especially fitting for funeral use. White carnations are used to represent innocence and pure love, while red carnations express admiration for the deceased.
Roses are popular flowers were all kinds of situations and funerals are no exception. In general, roses are used to represent love. They also represent courage and respect. White roses are especially popular for funeral flowers, because white symbolizes innocence, which provides a similar meaning as white lilies.
Gladioli flowers are used to represent strength of character. They are also commemorative of sincerity and moral integrity. These types of flowers are often referred to as “sword” flowers due to their height. Gladioli flowers are often used for funerals of soldiers, due to the special meaning behind them.
Orchids are commonly sent to the grieving family during the funeral. Unlike many of the other options, however, orchids tend to be set as separate plants rather than part of an arrangement. Orchids tend to represent everlasting love, which makes them a sentimental option for funeral use. Another advantage of orchids is that they are long-lived and can serve as a long-term memorial for the deceased.
Chrysanthemums are unique in that they don’t really have a universal meaning. The sentiment behind chrysanthemums differs significantly based on the location. In most parts of Asia, chrysanthemums are used to convey grief, which makes them a popular funeral flower. In many parts of Europe, chrysanthemums are used solely for funerals and cemeteries. In America, chrysanthemums tend to have a more positive meaning and are used to convey sympathy and honor.
When you are deciding on the flowers you want to send, these meanings can often help. Our experts at Russon Brothers Mortuary & Crematorium can help to guide you through the process of purchasing funeral flowers. In fact, you can even purchase flowers directly from our website. To learn more about how to choose the ideal funeral flowers to meet your needs, contact our experts at Russon Brothers Mortuary & Crematorium today!