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Funeral flowers

Flowers have been used for centuries to honor the dead and comfort the family during funeral services. Dating back to ancient Greece, these are a symbol of hope, life, and remembrance. Today, funeral flowers still are a part of modern services. Whether you're choosing flowers to send to a funeral service or trying to uncover the rich language of flowers, there's more to these blooms than meets the eye.

Funeral flower etiquette

Sending flowers is a kind, compassionate way to show support and offer condolences after someone's loss. However, there are a lot of questions to ask before sending your bloom of choice. There are some times when it's not appropriate to send flowers, so be mindful of funeral flower etiquette before you proceed. In addition, not all flowers are appropriate for all funerals. You always want to be considerate with your actions and gestures of kindness leading up to a funeral service.

What to send in lieu of flowers

While flowers are almost always the perfect way to show your support after someone's loss, sometimes the family requests something in lieu of flowers. This means the family would prefer an alternative contribution, whether they ask for a donation, well-wishes, or nothing at all. Alternatively, you might wish to send something in lieu of flowers on your own. Ultimately, it's up to you how to honor someone's legacy after their death, but you should always be mindful of the family's wishes.

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