Sympathy Flower Etiquette

August 20th, 2015

white standing spraySympathy flowers are a traditional way to express your condolences to the family of the deceased. Whether you send a bouquet to the family’s home or purchase a standing floral spray, this gift will send a message of love and compassion to those feeling a deep loss.
There are many options to choose from when deciding what type of arrangement you would like to send; with food baskets, plants and small floral arrangements as some common choices. We recommend white flowers or those in pale yellow, pink or purple hues. A food basket is another way to express your condolences, as well as care for the family during this difficult time. Here at Fancies Flowers & Gifts we have a variety of baskets, including fruit, meat and snack varieties.
When choosing a spray, wreath or bouquet to send to the funeral parlor, there are many options to choose from. A few appropriate choices include lilies, roses and carnations, because of the meanings they hold. White lilies are frequently given, and are seen as a sign of innocence and peace.
spring casket sprayDifferent colored roses have different meanings, and red are the most commonly given, as they symbolize love and grief. Roses mix well into arrangements with other flowers, like carnations. These blooms portray affection and innocence in red and white respectively, and are a beautiful accent flower.
Regardless of the arrangement you choose, remember to sign the card with your first and last name to reduce confusion for the grieving family during this strenuous time. To purchase a sympathy arrangement in Rapid City, South Dakota, call Fancies at 605-342-2829 or stop by our store at 1301 Mt. Rushmore Road.

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