Flowers Are The Perfect Thank You Gift!
We Hear It Again and Again
Mourning can be hard for everyone involved. Sending flowers to those who are grieving helps to let them know you are there to support them. Traditional mourning flowers include things like white flowers and yellow roses.
In some cases, you might want to get the favorite flower of the deceased. Your arrangement can be sent to the funeral home, a graveside service, or a memorial service. Or you might want to send them directly to the home of those who are in mourning. Either way, an arrangement lets the bereaved know that you are thinking of them.
A few years ago when my uncle died, my family asked that instead of flowers, donations be made to a local charity that he supported. People were generous, and we were grateful, but one thing we did not realize was how bare the funeral service looked without many flower arrangements.
We had arranged for one casket spray that sat on top of the coffin, but because there was only one other arrangement, the church looked kind of cold and bare. It seemed like less of a celebration of his life, in a way.
Now, when I see a request for a donation instead of flowers, if I know the bereaved well I send a bouquet and a donation. I’ve never had a family upset that we gave flowers and it really is a comfort to see them at the funeral and the graveside.