Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Corpus Christi Funeral Home 4030 Weber Rd, Corpus Christi, TX, 78411 Tel.
Aberdeen Funeral Home 505 N Clark St, Aberdeen, WA, 98520 Tel.
Funeral Trade Services 17 Laurel Hill Ln, Winchester, MA, 01890 Tel. (781) 756-8051
Norwich Funeral Home 99 N Broad St, Norwich, NY, 13815 Tel.
Bethea's Funeral Home 207 King St, Bennettsville, SC, 29512 Tel. (843) 479-2422
Cunningham-Becker Funeral Homes 270 N Main St, Poland, OH, 44514 Tel. (330) 757-4851
Merced Funeral Home 2740 M St, Merced, CA, 95340 Tel.
Crouse Funeral Home 133 E 3rd St, Williamsport, PA, 17701 Tel. (570) 322-4706
Danville Funeral Home 629 E 11th St, Danville, AR, 72833 Tel.
Wagoner Funeral Home 308 S Essie Ave, Wagoner, OK, 74467 Tel.
Futch Jake a Funeral Home 414 Northside Dr W, Statesboro, GA, 30458 Tel. (912) 489-2580
Wilson Funeral Home 622 Main St, Wilson, AR, 72395 Tel.
Greenwood Funeral Home 117 Bethune St N, Greenwood, SC, 29646 Tel.
South Boston Funeral Home 708 Marshall Ave, South Boston, VA, 24592 Tel.
Peaceful Rest Funeral Home 3302 E Illinois Ave, Dallas, TX, 75216 Tel. (214) 376-3911
Syka John Funeral Home Inc 833 Kennedy Dr, Ambridge, PA, 15003 Tel. (724) 266-2150
North Area Funeral Home 4784 Gaynor St, North Charleston, SC, 29405 Tel. (843) 744-7511
Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd 1500 6th St, East Moline, IL, 61244 Tel. (309) 755-1414
Martenson Funeral Home Inc The 3254 West Rd, Trenton, MI, 48183 Tel. (734) 671-5400
Calhoun Funeral Home 300 Main St, Calhoun, KY, 42327 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.