Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Temple Funeral Home 118 N 18th St, Temple, TX, 76501 Tel.
Mills & Mills Funeral Directors 5725 Littlerock Rd SW, Olympia, WA, 98512 Tel. (360) 357-7743
Stowers Funeral Home-Brandon Chapel 401 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL, 33511 Tel. (813) 689-1211
Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home 122 S Main St, Fairland, OK, 74343 Tel. (918) 257-4224
Sanford Funeral Home 511 W Williams St, Sanford, NC, 27330 Tel.
Camden Funeral Home 201 Springdale, Camden, AR, 71701 Tel.
West Funeral Home Inc 2215 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 Tel. (412) 471-2626
Geisel Louis Funeral Home 137 E Pitt St, Bedford, PA, 15522 Tel. (814) 623-5319
Govier Bros Mortuary 542 S 9th Ave, Broken Bow, NE, 68822 Tel. (308) 872-2424
Clarksville Funeral Home 404 N Elm St, Clarksville, TX, 75426 Tel.
Merle E Wood Funeral Home 215 W 25th St, Erie, PA, 16502 Tel. (814) 452-4100
Everidge Funeral Home Inc 283 Main St, Whitesburg, KY, 41858 Tel. (606) 633-2201
Dothan Funeral Home 2246 Montgomery Hwy, Dothan, AL, 36303 Tel.
Holmes Funeral Home 1400 Jo Johnston Ave, Nashville, TN, 37203 Tel. (615) 329-2462
Dighton Funeral Home 100 E Plum St, Dighton, KS, 67839 Tel.
Chester Funeral Home 135 Cemetery St, Chester, SC, 29706 Tel.
Eaton Chapel 743 Olive St, Bourbon, MO, 65441 Tel. (573) 732-5955
Smith Brady D Funrl 1208 N Ballenger Hwy, Flint, MI, 48504 Tel. (810) 238-7657
Papke John a Funrl Dir 1015 N Ridgeland Ave, Oak Park, IL, 60302 Tel. (708) 383-4141
Danville Funeral Home 505 N Main St, Danville, VA, 24540 Tel.
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.