Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Heath Funeral Chapel 329 S Ingraham Ave, Lakeland, FL, 33801 Tel. (863) 682-0111
Bellingham Funeral Home 2614 Patton St, Bellingham, WA, 98225 Tel.
Sparta Funeral Home 789 Grandview Dr, Sparta, NC, 28675 Tel.
Norfolk Funeral Home 2507 Westside Ave, Norfolk, NE, 68701 Tel.
Marion Funeral Home 7693 Art St, Marion, SC, 29571 Tel.
Lights Funeral Home 1426 State St, Schenectady, NY, 12304 Tel. (518) 377-3446
Cass City Funeral Home 6779 Houghton St, Cass City, MI, 48726 Tel.
Bos Milton Funeral Home 15801 Cottage Grove Ave, Dolton, IL, 60419 Tel. (708) 596-2710
Williamsburg Funeral Home 332 E Main St, Kingstree, SC, 29556 Tel. (843) 355-6266
Perry Funeral Home 77 William St, Perry, FL, 32347 Tel.
Scott's Mortuary 1366 Highway 52, Moncks Corner, SC, 29461 Tel. (843) 761-6444
Santa Fe Funeral Home 219 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM, 87501 Tel.
Casar Funeral Home 1566 Casar Lawndale Rd, Casar, NC, 28020 Tel.
Waco Funeral Home 1514 S 4th St, Waco, TX, 76706 Tel.
Geneseo Funeral Home 405 W 1st St, Geneseo, IL, 61254 Tel.
Sellergren-Lindell-Demarce Funer... 509 N 6th St, Red Oak, IA, 51566 Tel. (712) 623-2796
Jesup Funeral Home 204 W Cherry St, Jesup, GA, 31545 Tel.
Barre Funeral Home 79 Summer St, Barre, VT, 05641 Tel.
Troy Funeral Home 178 Gates, Troy, TN, 38260 Tel.
Cappadona's Funeral Services 1020 E Fillmore St, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907 Tel. (719) 520-1817
Funeral Flowers & Sympathy Arrangements
As far as the debate to send flowers for a funeral or to not send sympathy flowers, there are those who have the opinion that flowers are a waste because they do not last.
Flowers have long been associated with funerals. In fact, archeological evidence shows that flowers were buried with the remains. It is believed that flowers symbolize the cycle of life, from birth to blossom, to adulthood to eventual death. That many flowers carry seeds with them is also believed to be symbolic in the sense that, even though the deceased is no longer on earth, their spirit and memory remains with the living. The use of flowers also has a practical aspect - before modern embalming methods were created to preserve the body of the deceased, the scent of flowers would mask the outdoor decor of the funeral.
The three main types of flower arrangements most often associated with funerals are the casket spray, standing spray and interior casket piece.
The casket spray is the Ottawa funeral arrangement that goes on top of a casket. In the case of cremation prior to a funeral service where an urn or a picture of the person is present, florists can do a smaller version. Ottawa casket spray is most commonly from the next of kin, whether it is a spouse or possibly the children honoring their loved one. If there is burial at the time of the funeral service flowers, the casket spray is usually taken to the cemetery and left at the grave.
A standing spray is an arrangement that hangs from a tripod stand.
An interior casket piece is a small flower arrangement that can be placed inside the casket in the top corner. This style of arrangement tends to be from grandchildren and/or great-grandchildren and can also be made up to match the other family pieces.