Sending Flowers To The Bereaved

By: Tom Gallagher
Monday, December 21, 2020

Sending flowers is a beautiful and gentle way of expressing condolences. Flowers convey sadness, thoughtfulness, and offer comfort. They are beautiful to look at and remind people of life instead of death. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we have seen just how comforting an environment full of flowers can be to people who are grieving. Here’s a brief guide on how to send the best flowers to loved ones:

1. Fresh Cut Flowers

The flowers should remind the bereaved of life so it is a good idea to ensure they are always fresh. Buy the flowers that are in season if you can and ask the store for some advice. Most flower stores have an expert on hand who can tell you what kind of flowers you need to send to bereaved individuals.

2. Potted Plants With Flowers

Cut flowers wither away with time but potted ones will stay alive for months, if not years. The most popular potted flowers for bereavement are white azaleas, orchids, and gardenias. They look beautiful and are fairly easy to maintain. You can provide a small booklet along with the plant with care instructions. Potted flowers are a great choice because they are a living memory and can offer some comfort to grieving family members.

3. Language of Flowers

Flowers can be used to convey a specific message of compassion and support. Most people aren’t familiar with the language of flowers but can find the information easily online. Ask the flower store for some advice and explain the kind of message you want to convey. You can use the language of flowers to create a unique bouquet for your loved one. 

At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we provide comprehensive funeral services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

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