Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Schoedinger Funeral Service & Cr... 229 E State St, Columbus, OH, 43215 Tel. (614) 224-6105
Aurora Funeral Home 402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN, 55705 Tel.
Columbus Funeral Home 2255 48th Ave, Columbus, NE, 68601 Tel.
Cartmell Funeral Service Inc 170 Court St, Plymouth, MA, 02360 Tel. (508) 746-2162
Adams Stiefel Funeral Home 203 W Broad St, Paulsboro, NJ, 08066 Tel. (856) 423-0179
Minneapolis Funeral Home 470 W 8th St, Minneapolis, KS, 67467 Tel.
Clinton Funeral Home 1118 N 13th St, Clinton, IA, 52732 Tel.
American Funeral & Cemetary Assoc 3546 Sleepy Hollow Blvd, Amarillo, TX, 79121 Tel. (806) 358-9257
Fayetteville Funeral Home 4620 N Park Ave, Fayetteville, AR, 72701 Tel.
Summerhill-Allen Funeral Home 163 S Volusia Ave, Orange City, FL, 32763 Tel. (386) 775-4664
Coughlin Funeral Home 15 Academy St, Califon, NJ, 07830 Tel. (908) 832-2414
Huntingdon Funeral Home 777 Bryan St, Huntingdon, PA, 16652 Tel.
Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St, East Hampton, CT, 06424 Tel. (860) 267-2226
Millington Funeral Home 7788 Church St, Millington, TN, 38053 Tel.
Russellville Funeral Home 225 Skyline Dr, Russellville, AR, 72802 Tel.
Murdock Funeral Home 1420 Warford St, Perry, IA, 50220 Tel. (515) 465-2974
Nelson-Boylan-Lerette Funeral Ch... 410 S 6th St, Red Oak, IA, 51566 Tel. (712) 623-2525
Teeters' 505 Church St, Hawley, PA, 18428 Tel. (570) 226-3112
Porter-Qualls Funeral Homes Inc 823 S Yellow Springs St, Springfield, OH, 45506 Tel. (937) 325-0805
O'Connor David J Inc 1560 Tremont St, Boston, MA, 02120 Tel. (617) 442-2200
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.