Sympathy Bouquets, Sympathy Flowers, and Funeral Flower Arrangements

Send your condolences with sympathy flowers from Alabaster Florist when a family has lost a loved one. 

At Alabaster Florist & Gifts, we will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind funeral arrangement for your loved one. Regardless of your budget, our arrangements are stunning, personalized, and made with pride.

How To Buy Funeral Flowers and Arrangements

Funeral flowers can be sent to a church where a funeral is being held, a funeral home, or even the home of the family of the deceased. We will work with you to determine the appropriate place to send funeral flowers in order to make sure your sentiments reach your grieving loved ones in a timely and respectful manner.

Funeral customs can vary across cultures and demographic groups. Generally, the obituary of the deceased will provide instructions for sending flowers. If the family has requested that donations be made in lieu of flowers, it is important to honor their wishes. However, you can still express your condolences by sending a small arrangement or plant to their home in addition to making a donation to honor the deceased. 


What Flowers Should I Send to a Funeral?

Funeral flowers will look different for everyone, depending on your cultural traditions and your connection to the person who has passed away. Some choices are classic and traditional, and some flower choices are associated with strong symbolism to convey specific messages to grieving loved one. For example, you may want to choose flowers based on colors to create an arrangement as a tribute to their favorite sports team or use red, white, and blue to honor military service. 

At Alabaster Florist & Gifts, we can help you determine the most appropriate tribute for your funeral flowers. Some funeral flower options include:

  • Lilies - Lilies are a classic choice flower and symbolize peacefulness and purity. They have a lovely, distinct smell and are considered a traditional funeral flower option
  • Peace Lily - If you’ve ever lost someone close to you, chances are you’ve received a peace lily. Not only are they lovely flowers symbolizing wholeness and rebirth, but they can also be kept long-term as a sweet reminder of your well wishes for the deceased and their family. 
  • Roses - different colors of roses symbolize different things, but all are great choices for funeral flower arrangements. Whether you want to send a message of gratitude, friendship, or peace, Alabaster Florist & Gifts can work with you to create a beautiful, classic arrangement
  • Orchids - Orchids are a popular choice for funeral flowers because they symbolize a love everlasting. 
  • Camellias - Camellias are used across many different cultures as a funeral flower. They can symbolize perfection, nostalgia, and even hope, depending on who you ask. 
  • Magnolias - Magnolias are a classic part of Southern culture and are often associated with honor and grace. 
  • Gladioli - Gladiolus are a classic choice for a funeral arrangement and symbolize strength and integrity. They are a great option if the deceased was highly respected or a person of high character. 
  • Daffodils - Daffodils are a cheerful flower associated with Spring time. They can symbolize rebirth or a new start. 
  • Hibiscus - Hibiscus flowers are bright, bold, and often associated with feminine strength. 
  • Violets - Violets are a touching tribute to a young life gone too soon. 
  • Tulips
  • Hydrangea - Hydrangea plants are a lovely option to send in remembrance of a lost loved one. Like the peace lily plant, hydrangeas can be replanted and will provide beautiful, fragrant blooms for years to come, providing a continued opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of the deceased. 
  • Chrysanthemums - Chrysanthemums are a popular choice for funeral flowers across the world. 
  • Forget Me Nots - It’s all in the name. If you’ve lost someone whose legacy will live on, forget me nots can be a poignant choice for a funeral flower arrangement.
  • Carnations - Like roses, different color carnations can have different meanings. It is a common belief in Catholic and Christian cultures that pink carnations were created with the Virgin Mary’s tears and they may be a fitting tribute for someone who was known for being devout. 
  • Hyacinth - According to Greek mythology, hyacinths received their name when Apollo used them to honor his dear friend Hyankinthos. Hyacinths are a touching way to express deeply felt pain and sorrow over the death of someone you held dear.

What Type of Flowers Should I Send?

There are many options for funeral arrangements including vases, sprays, potted plants, wreaths, and other arrangements. At Alabaster Florist & Gifts, we will work with you to determine the appropriate option based on cultural preferences and your budget. 

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