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Varieties And Meanings Of Flowers For Funeral And What They Represent

If you are going to have to attend a memorial service, then it might be appropriate to bring flowers for funeral. You have a number of choices and different blooms to choose from. Find out what the blossoms symbolize and take a bouquet with you for the service. Offer this to the bereaved family as an offering of empathy.

The Lily is one of the most common species associated with memorial services. The white blooms symbolize innocence that has been brought back to the soul of the deceased. They also stand for purity, dignity and majesty. In particular, white stargazer lilies signify sympathy towards the grieving family. Send a basket of white lilies.

A Gladioli is an interesting bloom that is about long four feet tall. Each stem has multiple blossoms. This is a common flower used for fan arrangements in interments. The blossom looks elegant and classy. They are traditionally used for memorial services. They come in many shades and signify strength of character, sincerity and integrity.

Chrysanthemums are also common blooms uses for services especially in Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Croatia, and Hungary where the blossom symbolizes death. In Japan, China and Korea, the white varieties represent grief. They are not often used in memorials in the US with the exception of New Orleans because they symbolize joy in America.

Carnations are great choices for long interments since they last long. They are fragrant and are common picks to show sympathy. The colors of the blossoms also have special meanings. Red carnations represent admiration; pink blooms symbolize remembrance, and the white ones stand for innocence and a wholesome kind of love.

Roses can also be given as flowers for funeral. Red ones represent respect, courage, and love. Pink roses symbolize love and grace, while yellow ones are given by friends of the deceased. Dark crimson signify sorrow and grief. A single rose denotes undying love to the departed which is usually given by someone who is special to the dead.


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