For centuries, civilisations around the world have used flowers to comfort grieving families and to show respect for a friend or loved one who has passed away. With their soothing scent and graceful figure, flowers have the capability to lift our spirits in a time of loss. If you’re considering sending sympathy flowers to offer condolences for a loss, here are a few things you should remember:

1. What Flowers Should I Send?

Lilies, roses, carnations, and chrysanthemums have traditionally been used as funeral arrangements or sent as sympathy flowers. If you’re wondering what type of flowers to send, all of these are good options. Another idea is to send an arrangement featuring the flower the person was fond of.

2. Colours

Some consider funerals as a very sombre and sad event, while others consider them a celebration of the life the person has led. Although white floral arrangements are quite common, sending colourful flowers is acceptable too. Take note that different flower colours have different meanings. If you are unsure, consult your florist for advice, especially if you have a specific message you want to convey with your flower arrangement.

3. Where Should I Send Sympathy Flowers?

Sympathy flowers are usually sent to the funeral home or the location of the funeral service. Sometimes, it is acceptable to send flowers to the family’s home even after the funeral service, especially if you didn’t hear the news of the person’s passing until after the funeral.

4. Size Of The Flower Arrangement

The size of the bouquet or floral arrangement  will ultimately depend on your relationship with the family and the deceased. If you think a small, thoughtful bouquet is more suitable, then go with your gut feeling and send them one. On the other hand, if you think a larger one is better, then make the decision accordingly.

Losing a loved one is always a sad experience, but letting people know you care by sending flowers can help ease their burdens and make them a bit happier even for a short while. And if you need a Sydney Funeral Director, please don’t hesitate to contact Academy Funeral Services.