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An Etiquette Guide To Sending Sympathy Flowers
An Etiquette Guide To Sending Sympathy Flowers
Flowers have always been a symbol of showing your deepest emotions for someone. People often rejoice in different occasions and events while receiving floral bouquets as gifts. Lovers send their partner's floral arrangements to express their deep love. Flowers are flexible and versatile, which means that you can also send them to someone as a way of comforting and sympathizing with them.
Having said that, this article will showcase a concise guide to send sympathy flowers to someone who’s bereaving the loss of someone in their life. Whether it’s a friend, a family, or a colleague, you can express your sincere condolences by sending out some sympathy flowers. Fortunately, there are a whole lot of varieties of sympathy flowers to choose from these days. Knowing what, how, and when to send sympathy flowers are crucial to express how sincere you are in comforting someone. So here are some etiquette tips for you to follow:
Enclose A Card with A Sincere Message
Sending sympathy flowers before sending flowers to funeral homes is quite a common practice these days. While extending sympathy to someone going through a loss can be challenging, knowing the right words to use can make all the difference. Nevertheless, sending flowers isn’t enough to express how genuinely sorry you feel. It might be best to confirm your feelings by writing a piece of note. A simple card enclosed along with your sympathy flower can suffice to help the person feel a little better.
If at all possible, send an arrangement with a simple message of support or comfort. If you’re not personally handing the flowers out to the person, you can write down your name or the person which the flower comes from. This assists the immediate family in expressing their appreciation for the thoughtful gesture and ensures that you’re aware of their sadness and loss.
You can search for the most common lines of sincere support, or you can think of a personalized message to embed on the card. The more customized you prepare it, the better it is. Your friend or loved one will feel comforted with your message and act of kindness.
Choose The Right Color of Sympathy Flowers
The color palette of a flower arrangement or the flower's choice of hue can set the tone for your condolence message. This sure is an effective way flowers can communicate beyond the confines of words. While selecting the right colors, consider the meanings behind them.
For example, in many funeral flower arrangements, white lilies and roses are used as symbols of peace and harmony. The colors of roses have different meanings. The yellow rose symbolizes friendship and remembrance. Sophistication and grace can be associated with pink roses. In some cases, people send flowers that might represent the person who died to honor their memory. A lot of rules might apply when selecting the right colors for sympathy flowers. But best of all, it’s your personal intention that counts.
Choose The Appropriate Size of The Arrangement
Depending on where you want your flowers delivered, you can choose different types of arrangements. For funeral flowers, it would be suitable to select standing floral arrangements that you can request florist shops to deliver in the funeral homes right away. However, since you’re preparing sympathy flowers, then you should go for smaller-sized flower bouquets.
If you want it sent directly to the bereaved family or individual, make the arrangement appropriately sized for their home or living space. They’re most likely to display them on jars or make them as table centerpieces, so go for bouquets or basket arrangements instead.
Know The Difference Between Sympathy and Funeral Flowers
Frequently, people get confused about the difference between sympathy and funeral flowers. To clear things out, it’s best to include it in this guide. Flowers are displayed at funerals or memorial services as floral tributes. These funeral flowers are commonly sent to the funeral home, crematory, church, or other location holding the memorial service.
On the other hand, sympathy flowers are sent as condolences to the recently deceased, offering solace and compassion during a difficult time. These flowers are typically sent to the bereaved’s home or office. You can choose the location that’s most convenient for the recipient. If you receive notification of a death, or if you want to send flowers after the funeral, you can do so as soon as possible.
Know When to Send the Flowers
Sympathy flowers can be sent at any time to comfort a grieving family. Regardless of how long has passed since you heard about the death, you can still send a bouquet as a thoughtful gift to the family. If you need help with this just call your local florist.
Hopefully, you can refer to this blog post as a guide if you’re unsure of what actions and steps to take when sending sympathy flowers. Considering the floral arrangement size, the card message, and when to send the sympathy flowers are critical for the recipient to sincerely feel your most sincere condolences to them and their family. But above all, expressing sympathy in the best possible way is the most essential part.