Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Blauvelt Funeral Home 126 N Elmer Ave, Sayre, PA, 18840 Tel. (570) 888-2260
Okeene Funeral Home 209 S Main St, Okeene, OK, 73763 Tel.
Cut Bank Funeral Home 802 2nd St SE, Cut Bank, MT, 59427 Tel.
Peoples Funeral Home Chapel 1301 W Grand Ave, Marshall, TX, 75670 Tel. (903) 935-3513
Northcutt & Son Home for Funeral... 400 Fraley Dr, Morehead, KY, 40351 Tel. (606) 784-6491
Richards Funeral Home Inc 4 Newark Pompton Tpke, Riverdale, NJ, 07457 Tel. (973) 835-0164
Vraim Funeral Home Inc 66 S State Rd, Upper Darby, PA, 19082 Tel. (610) 449-7770
Lawrence Funeral Home 4601 W 6th St, Lawrence, KS, 66044 Tel.
North Kansas Cremation Service 116 W 1st St, Smith Center, KS, 66967 Tel. (785) 282-3040
Mt Pleasant Cemetery Association 150 Maple Dr, Wexford, PA, 15090 Tel. (724) 935-2911
Vidalia Funeral Home 209 Jackson St, Vidalia, GA, 30474 Tel.
Portsmouth Funeral Home 915 9th St, Portsmouth, OH, 45662 Tel.
C Rosiez for Flowers 607 W 3rd St, Jamestown, NY, 14701 Tel. (716) 483-2211
American Burial & Cremation Serv... 310 Foremaster Ln, Las Vegas, NV, 89101 Tel. (702) 384-7600
Crawford Funeral Homes 401 S 13th St, Escanaba, MI, 49829 Tel. (906) 786-0074
Murphy-Musgrove Funeral 480 W 7th Ave, Junction City, OR, 97448 Tel. (541) 998-2152
McClure Lawrence J Funeral Home 112 N 2nd St, Jeannette, PA, 15644 Tel. (724) 527-2168
Sparta Funeral Home 123 S Main St, Sparta, NC, 28675 Tel.
Warren Funeral Chapel 326 E Breckenridge St, Mexico, MO, 65265 Tel. (573) 581-7770
Parker & Holmes 180 Hillside Ave, Berlin, NH, 03570 Tel. (603) 752-1344
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.