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Sending Flowers to the Funeral or to the Home?

One of the most asked questions is "Should I send flowers to the service or to the home" and although either one can be appreciated, they are very different.
With the time between the death and funeral services getting shorter and shorter (sometimes less than 3 days) it's becoming harder for folks to make arrangements to attend a service. Of course, most want to express their sympathy in some way, so sending flowers is a thoughtful way to do that.

The flowers sent to the service are often highly personalized, especially those coming from direct family members. Favorite flowers and colors are often requested and personal items or even hobbies can be included. Flowers and plants sent directly for the funeral home or church help provide a backdrop and atmosphere for the service. They represent the person who has passed while gifts sent directly the home are meant to express feelings of support towards the survivors.

The next question we often get is "What's appropriate to send to the home following a death"? Although most designs are appropriate we usually suggest deeper more vibrant colored designs. Remember, these arrangements are meant for the survivors so a rainbow of colors can be both uplifting and soothing. Floral arrangements appropriate for a kitchen island or den coffee table are both practical and appreciated. Flowers arranged in a pretty wicker baskets are always a nice choice but low compact designs and tall wildflower vases are another option.

When it comes to sending flowers, there's never a wrong way to go. When in doubt keep it simple but classic, thoughtful but artful without being too whimsical and we are sure your floral gift will truly represent your heartfelt sympathies.
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