One of the most poignant times in our lives to send flowers is upon the passing of a dear friend or loved one. While these occasions can be emotional and difficult, the team at Mission Viejo Florist are here to assist you in selecting the funeral flowers that will best convey your sympathy and condolences.
Gladiolus blooms are considered the traditional funeral flowers. Also known as sword lilies, these elegant, long stems are known as the official flowers of remembrance. However, many families choose to create sympathy arrangements that are more personal. For instance, if the decedent had a favorite flower, designs which feature that bloom are the ideal choice. If your loved one had a vibrant and extroverted personality, you may select vibrant flowers and colors. If they had a love for a certain sports team, charity, or hobby, a custom arrangement may be created in their honor.
When selecting flowers to have delivered, there are some traditional protocols. For instance, casket sprays and designs, traditional funeral flowers for the service, or urn arrangements should always be selected by those closest to the deceased, such as the spouse or immediate family. If you wish to send an arrangement directly to the funeral home, standing sprays, wreaths and crosses are all appropriate. A funeral basket is another option, and can be easily transferred to the family home when the service are over.
If you are sending flowers directly to the family home, do not send formal standing arrangements. Instead you can opt for a beautiful sympathy bouquet, basket of blooming plants, or long lasting green plant. Condolence gifts such as memorial stones, wind chimes, or even gourmet food baskets are always appreciated by the grieving family.
If you heard the news after the services were over, a card and flowers are still absolutely appropriate. In fact, after the visitors have gone home and the services are over, they will appreciate knowing that people are still thinking of them and wish to express their love and sympathy.
At Mission Viejo Florist, we are very sorry that you are going through a time of loss. We are here to assist you in choosing the flowers that will honor your loved one in a beautiful way, and will deliver to all local area funeral homes.