Since my posts about funeral songs are the most popular, I decided to do a post about Funeral flowers.
Now 99% of flowers are cheerful looking but these are the ones I decided are the most cheerful for funerals. My information is from a Teleforal article about flowers and their meanings. There is more information in this article than what I have listed.
I love the idea behind yellow roses – given by friends as a symbol of their strong friendship to the deceased.
However, I think they should be given to the widow by friends as a sign of their committment to retain a strong friendship even though her husband has moved to heaven.
Friends tend to drift away when someone becomes a widow. They go back to their nice, comfy, cozy life and forget about the widow. Even when the widow calls needing some type of help they are often too busy.
I also love the idea of sending hydrangeas as they can be planted by the widow and will last for years. The article indicates the flower is given as a gift of thanks for understanding and is a symbol of heartfelt sincerity.
Daffodils and Tulips
Yellow daffodils and tulips are a symbol or renewal and fresh starts, which is why they are thought to bring encouragement and hope to those who are grieving or feeling blue due to going through a nasty life event.
Back in high school our band went to Holland, Michigan and performed in the Tulip Festival. One day we drove all around town looking at all the pretty tulips and stopped at every tulip farm in the area. Once you’ve seen a red tulip, you’ve seen them all.
I am still not fond of tulips, so when I next go through grief – yellow daffodils or yellow roses would be the most appropriate to send me.
Hopefully this gives you some ideas for the next time you are faced with sending flowers for a funeral, or if someone is going through a rough time.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She encourages widows and educates society by sharing her widowhood adventures. A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, she’s used her skills in the banking, collections, insurance, outdoor products, grief support, and social media industries. Michele is a bookworm, lover of golden retrievers and an amateur photographer. You can view her photographs at OgleOhio.com because one blog is not enough.