A healing touch and a heartfelt gesture is something that is the most important thing that is required in the times of despair. Comforting a relative, friend or associate who has lost someone close is always a tough time for everyone. And when words fail to dry the tears, flowers coveys all the unsaid love and affection.
Flowers are the best gift that you can offer to comfort a family adding beauty and dignity to the service. Funeral flowers help us express love, compassion, friendship and respect for the deceased and support and sympathy to the mourning.
Funeral flowers have always played a significant role in burial rituals. The wreaths that consisted of medicinal plants and flowers were displayed during old times around tombs. Use of flowers in funerals symbolizes the restored innocence of the soul.
Here are the different types of funeral flowers that are used in the mourning times.
Funeral Flower Types
The selection of the type of funeral flower depends on the relationship one shares with the deceased and the type of funeral that is being held. The funeral flowers can either be sent to the funeral homes or even to the residence.
Wreath flower arrangement is a symbol of eternal life. These funeral flowers have lovely floral tributes and are often taken to the graveyard. These funeral wreaths are formal and elegant and are generally chosen by family, friends, colleagues, business associates, or organizations. Funeral wreaths are the appropriate way to express your love and respect for the dear one who parted away.
The casket sprays are popularly known as coffin sprays and are used to drape the coffin. These sprays are large arrangements of flowers that either extend to the length of the casket or cover about one half of the casket. The main mourners and family members generally provide these casket sprays.
Easel sprays are often presented on the easels. This is an informal tribute and should only be sent to the visitations or funeral service and not to the home. Easel sprays are generally chosen by family members, close friends, and groups such as businesses, trade associations, or military units.
Floral basket is a type of flower arrangement that is put in a container with or without a handle. Floral baskets come in different variety of prices, sizes and styles. Floral baskets may be given to anyone and can be sent to funeral home or to the home of the bereaved.
Pillows or Cushions
Pillows or cushions are rectangular shaped pieces with flowers, foliages covering the surface made to be placed in the coffin. These funeral flowers symbolize beauty of eternal rest and express deep sentiments and emotions. Pillows and cushions are generally given by the family members and close friends.
Floral crosses generally act as an alternative to coffin sprays. These funeral flowers are cross shaped that are covered with flowers, moss and ribbon. These flowers can be sent only to the funeral home or church services and never to the family’s home.
In this flower arrangement there are heart shaped pieces that are covered with flowers, foliages and fabric along with cluster of flowers. Friends, relatives and family members give this funeral flower arrangement.
This funeral flower arrangement is placed inside the casket like satin hearts, satin crosses, nosegays, satin pillows, or small sprays.
Funeral Flowers in a Vase or Urn
The most popular funeral flowers are in vases and urns made of glass or plastic. This flower arrangement is absolutely perfect for expressing any sentiment and is suitable for funeral services. This flower arrangement is available in different prices and is sent by friends, business associates and organizations.