When expressing condolences for the loss of a friend or loved one, there are many ways to show you care. Sending flowers is one customary way to let the family of the deceased know that you’re thinking of them during this sad time. Knowing which flowers and arrangements to choose does have some protocol, though. The floral experts at Campbell’s Flowers are here to offer our assistance in navigating the options so choosing flowers won’t be overwhelming.
It is customary for the immediate family of the deceased to purchase the casket sprays, urn arrangement or funeral flowers. If you are an extended family member, friend or co-worker, you can either send flowers to the memorial service, or to the family home.
For the Service: If you are sending flowers directly to the funeral home, standing sprays (such as seen above), crosses or wreaths are customary. They may match the flowers that the family has chosen, or reflect a personal aspect of the relationship. These formal arrangements should not be sent to a private residence. You may also choose to send a funeral basket, which is appropriate for either the funeral service or to send to the family home. ,
For the Home: Flowers are sent to those grieving to express support and comfort during a time of mourning. If you have a personal relationship with the family, sending a bouquet or green plant to their home is considered appropriate.
It’s Not Too Late: If you heard the news too late to have flowers delivered to the service, consider sending your gift to the family’s home instead. Even if a few weeks have passed, the family will appreciate that you took the time to express your condolences.
As you are choosing flowers for the memorial service, remember that your thoughtfulness is the most meaningful gift of all. And don’t worry about the details – Campbell’s Flowers will make sure your flowers are arranged and delivered professionally and courteously, to any of the Pueblo area’s funeral homes.