Benfleet Florist – Knowing flowers
Flowers are a great means of expressing sympathy in a manner that words just cannot beat. Blooms really do show the person you care about that you are sympathetic and are feeling their sorrow and you want to help them with what they are going through. It’s also a a great way of showing your respect to the deceased.
A florist can always present you with a sympathy card to put your contact information on that will be recorded by the funeral home. At this time the grieving families will really appreciate your kind gesture and this way they will also know who to send acknowledgements to.
Dealing with the worst situations is never easy, it can be devastating and we have to deal with these things far to quickly. However when you have to deal with the passing of immediate family members or close relatives or even close friends, it is appropriate to send casket sprays, crosses, wreaths, or standing sprays or even large funeral baskets. When its the passing of a business friends or acquaintances, you may send funeral baskets, fresh flowers in arrangements, green or blooming plants or sometimes even dish gardens are appropriate.
A casket spray is what they call the flowers that are placed on the top of a casket. This can be a half casket spray which is used for an open casket, or a full casket spray which is used for a closed casket. When the flowers are for the memorial service, a simple vase or a basket will be more than adequate. The blooms you choose can be something that the deceased loved, or even just a mixture of various types of flowers that are pretty and appealing. Normally the flowers for women would be more feminine and obviously those for flowers for men would be of more masculine.
Flowers can be sent directly to the funeral home for visitation, or to the church, or to the service and may also be placed the grave site. You can place can be place your flowers on a tripod stand or an easel or you may also have them in a funeral basket. Sometimes at a funeral home, they will place a basket or a vase-or container on a pedestal.. If your flowers are being sent after the funeral service, it can be very appropriate to send flowers directly to the deceased person’s close family members, directly to their home.
A fireside basket is simply a flowers placed into a low handled basket which will be normally placed on the floor near to the casket at the service. This is normally sent direct to the funeral home or to the church. A pretty arrangement can simply be made in this type of basket and sent to the home as well. You can also send just a regular basket of flowers can always be delivered as well. This would normally constitute a large basket with a variety of types and flowers that is also sent to either the funeral home or even directly to the home of the deceased, or can be sent to the deceased family members.
Plants and dish gardens can also be sent to the funeral home or also to the home of the deceased’s family. Blooming or green plants can also be appropriate. This gives the family something to keep. Various flower arrangements such as a “cross” of flowers can be made using dry or wet shaped foam or you can use willow branches. There are many different varieties to choose from. These are very formal and can be sent directly to the funeral home or to the church or even where where the service is held.
Other shapes such as a “heart” of flowers can also be made with the same technique. Sometimes white chrysanthemum flowers will have also have red flowers running through to symbolize “a bleeding heart.”
Flowers that go inside the casket will consist of smaller arrangements and placed directly inside the casket. Examples of these can be nosegays, satin crosses, satin pillows, or satin hearts. These will usually sent from the youngest family members or from the grandchildren. Larger arrangements in the shape of a rosary where single roses are put in place of each rosary bead can be draped from the lid on the casket orsimply placed inside.
A Vase or a table arrangements will always be appropriate. These can vary from the very simple arrangements to some very extravagant arrangements. These will be sent by friends, business associates, and family members.
Flowers and plants can be a also be a beautiful expression of how to remember the beauty that the deceased person has brought to your life.
Benfleet Florist – Knowing flowers
Written by Shimee
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