Why are Flowers a Common Choice for Funerals

By: Tom Gallagher
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Using flowers as a farewell tribute at a funeral ceremony is an ancient technique that dates back 62, 000 years. This tradition long stands in this day of age and is a funeral custom that many people take part in. There are many symbolic purposes for flowers and some types have a specific meaning from the type of flower to the colour. For example, red flowers are a symbol of love and yellow flowers are a symbol of friendship. Flowers can be picked out accordingly and they have the power to say many things.


Why do we Give Flowers?

Flowers have been known to express sympathy and grief when a loved one dies. Bringing flowers to a funeral is a way of showing respect to the deceased and showing your support to the living. Predominantly, flowers have the ability to demonstrate gestures that we may not be able to put into words during an emotional time.

Flowers were originally brought to funerals as a means to cover the odor of a decaying body before the embalmment process and techniques were perfected. The scent of fresh flowers would fill a room with aromatic smells, while the flower itself brought beauty and life into the ceremony.


Life and Death with Flowers

Flowers represent the cycle of life beautifully, making them incredibly suitable for a funeral ceremony. Just like a human body, the plant is born, grows and lives, reproduces and then eventually dies. This creates a warm and welcoming reminder that a good life was lived and their presence will be remembered.


While in the funeral home flowers create a vibrant and peaceful atmosphere that is filled with beauty and life, and after the funeral, the flowers represent the tokens of love and support that has been received from family and friends to the bereaved. If you have any questions or would like to know more, you can contact, Nutmeg State Cremation Society, here.


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