How to Choose the Right Type of Flowers for a Funeral.

By: Tom Gallagher
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

When it comes to the funeral service, flowers are one of the most popular choice for decoration. The tradition of having flowers at the service dates back thousands of years ago. However, it can be a difficult to chose the right shape, colour, even the right type of flower because they all have different meanings such as compassion, sympathy and love, but also are a representation of the circle of life or rebirth.

 

What is the importance of Circular Shape?

The circular shape of the arrangements in the shape of wreaths is meant to be symbolic of life. They represent the circle of life and how we all go through this circular partner from birth to death. Because there is no end point in a circle, like infinity, our journey continues on after death.

 

Colours

The significance of the colour is also important in floral arrangements. Each colour is symbolic of a different emotion or sentiment.

  • Vivid Colours: Happy memories
  • Dark colours: Mourning
  • Red: Love
  • White: Hope and innocence
  • Pastel: Purity

 

Type of Flower

  • Carnations: based on the colour of carnations the meaning can vary, however, they are traditionally representative of love and remembrance
  • Roses: Like the carnations, roses have several different meanings based on colours and are the most popular choice for funerals. But they normally represent love, innocence and sorrow.
  • Lilies: Lilies are the flower of innocence. They can also represent the restoration of innocence after death
  • Chrysanthemums: Chrysanthemums are a symbol of the strong personality and life that the deceased had lived

 

In the case that you are not able to attend the funeral, flowers are a great way to express your condolences and the feelings that you had toward the deceased. If you have ay further questions on this topic, please contact us at Nutmeg State Cremation Society.

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Building A Bucket List

Building a bucket list is something that many people do. It is a list of various things that you want to achieve, goals that you want to meet, and dreams that you want to reach before breathing you...

Remaining Thankful Through Grief

Even very positive-minded people can find it a little challenging to remain thankful in every situation. This is even truer if they are grieving. When a loved one isn't in your life any longer, it ...

Ways To Celebrate The Birthday Of A Loved One Who Has Passed

Dealing with the grief that comes in the wake of the death of a family member can be significantly challenging to deal with. It can take you quite some time to move through the initial stages of gr...

How Long Does It Takes to Receive the Ashes After Cremation?

Cremation is an age-old method of disposing of the remains of a deceased individual. It has recently become more popular in the West. At Nutmeg State Cremation Society, we offer comprehensive crema...

Ways To Personalize Your Loved One's Gravesite

When you are dealing with the loss of a loved family member, it can be challenging to think straight. The sense of grief can sometimes be so overwhelming that you only wonder about how you are goin...

Coping With The Death Of A Sibling

Siblings have a unique synergy. They are deeply attached but don't always have the most harmonious bond. That's why the death of a sibling can cause intense grief and lead to some unresolved issues...

How To Tell Someone A Loved One Has Died

When a family member passes, it becomes your responsibility to inform your relatives and close friends of the decedent, about the demise. But handling this task isn't easy, and sometimes it becomes...

Modern Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

When a family is dealing with the demise of a loved one, it can be extremely challenging for them to come to terms with their loss. However, every family member wants to make sure that they bid the...

Our Favorite Ideas for Creating a Unique Service

When people are organizing funerals, they generally follow certain traditions that could be based on their cultural or religious leanings. Regardless of how you plan the funeral, you want it to be ...

Is a Casket Required for Cremation?

There was a time when people wouldn't look beyond a traditional burial after a person passed away. However, many are not opting for cremation. However, family members are sometimes unsure about exa...