The loss, unexpected or not, of a child, can be difficult. For friends and family who experience the loss of a loved one, sending them sympathy flowers can be a way of showing your condolences and sympathy. Another consideration that can be considered when showing support to the family of the bereaved is to send funeral flowers.
Sympathy flowers are slightly smaller than a bouquet and are typically sent to friends and family of the bereaved. They offer condolences and express the sympathy we feel, hence their name of “sympathy flowers.” Funeral flowers are typically grand and elaborate and are normally sent on the day of the service. They can be memorial bouquets or an urn of flowers. It is important when sending funeral flowers that you place your order beforehand. Doing this beforehand can ensure they arrive on time and at their destination.
If you are more interested in sending sympathy flowers to the person’s home, this can be done at any time and is not time sensitive.
Why Choose Flowers?
Flowers are a great and beautiful celebration of one’s life. They are a treasured gift and can represent many feelings for the person who receives the flowers. When an adult has lost a child, flowers are youthful and help with the loss.
Not only do flowers evoke many emotions, but they can also help foster and promote a state of well-being and positivity during such hard and emotional times. It can be hard to be emotionally strong when someone you love passes, especially a child.
The sending of flowers to a family member or friend is one way of helping them remember that they are cared for and are in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
If you have never sent flowers before or have had to experience sending flowers to someone who has experienced a loss, it is essential to note that there are two types of flowers you may pick from. There are funeral flowers and sympathy flowers. Funeral flowers are ones that are ordered and then delivered to the funeral home or service. These floral arrangements are typically elaborate and decorative. The arrangement can be a large wreath or casket spray. The sole purpose of funeral flowers is to add to the ceremony. At a children’s funeral, flowers are a great way to bring some life into the room and help with the passing.
Floral arrangements that are sent directly to the family of the child should be done within a day or two after the ceremony. These are known as sympathy flowers. These flowers are also not very large and elaborate but rather much smaller and more personal. Sympathy flowers are typically sent when you can’t attend the funeral service. This is ideal for those who find the funeral service of a child difficult to witness. Sympathy flowers are ideal for the parent of the deceased.
Time to Buy Sympathy Flower Arrangements
Sending flowers for a funeral is always a nice gesture; however, before you place your order with us, it is important to consider some flower etiquette.
Some etiquette you should be aware of are:
- Faith – Not all religions and beliefs accept or embrace the receiving of flowers. For those of Judaism and Muslim faith, it is best to ask before sending flowers. Christianity and Buddhism accept flowers as forms of condolences and gifts.
- Color – Some colors are more accepted than others. In Buddhism, red flowers are bad luck, while white is the color for mourning.
- Flower type – Some flowers are commonly associated as a funeral or sympathy bouquet, while other types of flowers may represent life and joy. It is important to consider the type of flower you send before sending it. You don’t want to send a flower that may either offend or make the grieving process much more difficult.
When you are sending flowers, it is also important to consider whether the flowers are going to go to the funeral home or the actual home of the bereaved. Some funeral homes have specific policies in place; therefore, it is recommended you contact a family member and confirm.
How Do I Place an Order?
Visit our website and check out our online catalog of funeral and sympathy floral arrangements. FloraQueen offers a secure online ordering form through our website. This allows you to place your order and make a payment online.
When you place your sympathy flowers for a funeral online, there is the option also to include a card in the arrangement. You can add this note before making a payment. We encourage our clients to place their floral orders a minimum of 24 hours before the expected delivery date. This helps us ensure that your floral arrangement arrives on time.
FloraQueen does not accept email or telephone orders. If you have any questions during the ordering process or encounter any issues, you can complete a form with your contact information, and a representative is sure to respond as soon as possible.
We Make Purchasing Flowers Easy
With floral shops in over 100 countries, we are connected to floral shops around the world. What does this mean? It means that no matter where you are or when you are looking to send flowers, we have you covered. Are you looking to send a specific flower? Don’t worry; we ensure our customers’ requests are met.
Our skilled florists are artists who can take whatever your requests are and turn them into beautiful floral arrangements. Don’t know much about flowers? Don’t worry; we offer an array of resources, posts, and client-representatives who can assist you every step of the way.
Know someone who has recently passed away? Offer them your condolences through a beautiful floral arrangement by FloraQueen. From start to finish, you can view our vast collection of floral arrangements that are categorized by theme, color, and flower.
No one wants to have to purchase flowers for a child who has passed; however, for the parent or the family, flowers can be the greatest gift to them. Keep their legacy going with a floral arrangement with FloraQueen.