Expressing Concern With Artificial
By Rosie P Richards
We do not live in a perfect world and are therefore
constantly reminded that death is part of our life and
can quite often touch us with the passing away of one of
our own dear ones, or of someone you knew and cared for.
One cannot be always present for a bereaved family and
the sending of funeral flowers can easily serve as a
reminder to the bereaved family that you sense their
loss and offer your full support.
Funeral flowers should be chosen with care and it is
best to entrust this task to a cemetery florist, as they
specialise in these arrangements. They will also provide
you with a lot of options and you can make your choice
depending on your closeness to the family and the budget
that you have. Funeral flowers can also be classified as
burial flowers, headstone flowers or memorial flowers.
Each of these has their own special way of indicating
your regret at the passing away of some one you know.
Silk flower arrangements, which are artificial flower
arrangements, are something that will last for a long
time and are most appropriate as memorial flowers. Mums,
gladiolas and carnations are the most common artificial
flowers and can suit almost any budget. The more
elaborate artificial hydrangeas, delphiniums and roses
are also used in funeral flowers, but would require you
to spend more.
Death does not always come with a warning, and quite
often there may be very little time to order the
artificial funeral flowers of your choice. In this case
you would have to be satisfied with the arrangements
that the florist has. Generally if the florist is a
cemetery specialist, he would have a wider range of
artificial funeral flowers than a normal florist would.
In case you are forced to make do with an ordinary
florist, choose flowers that are suitable for funerals.
Colours should be white, yellow or pink. Leave out the
exotic colors as they are inappropriate for funerals. A
lot of cemetery florists can also offer you other
services, like planting live flowers at the grave site,
and even arranging for maintaining the grave and its
surrounding sites. This is taking us away from the
subject of artificial funeral flowers, but is mentioned
as something that you might want to know. Florists can
also arrange to deliver the flowers you have chosen
directly to the funeral home or graveside. Even online
florists do have this facility, and this is especially
useful if you are not able to be present at the time of
the memorial service or funeral.
The best part about artificial funeral flowers is that
they will be totally pollen free and will also never
have creepy crawlies, unlike some natural flowers. They
are hypoallergenic and will never give a sensitive
person a case of spring fever sneezing, as some flowers
might. They last much longer and will remind the family
of your concern for as long as the flowers are around.
So the next time you need to go to a funeral or service
opt for artificial funeral flowers or arrangements. They
will convey the same amount of sympathy and concern as
natural flowers, but will have the advantage of lasting
longer and not fading away.
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