Did you know that different flowers have different meanings? If you are choosing flowers for the funeral of a loved one, it is important to keep those meanings in mind. Here's a look at five types of flowers with meanings that make them a good choice for funerals.
Carnations have various meanings, depending on their colors. Today's carnations come in various artificial colors, and the ones that are best suited to funerals are white, light red, and dark red. Both white and deep red carnations stand for pure love, so they can symbolize the deep, undying love that you hold for the deceased, even now that they have passed. Light red carnations stand for admiration, which makes them a good choice when an elderly loved one, whose life and accomplishments you admire, has passed on.
Gladiolas stand for strength. This makes them ideal for a funeral in several ways. If your loved one showed great strength in the end of his or her life, such as during a fight against cancer or another illness, gladiolas can honor that. Gladiolas can also symbolize the strength that the deceased's family must now have in order to carry on without him or her.
Hydrangeas had a deep significance during the Victorian era. One of their primary meanings and uses was to thank someone for understanding. For those who had a close relationship with the deceased, this flower can be very meaningful. Displaying hydrangeas at the funeral can be one final way of thanking your deceased loved one for always being there for you and supporting you.
The delicate petals of lisianthus are said to show appreciation. These flowers are typically given to someone that you think the world of, but displaying them at someone's funeral is another way to show just how much you appreciated the deceased and truly admired his or her life and accomplishments.
Tulips are another flower whose meaning varies by color. For a funeral, the colors yellow and purple are perhaps the most appropriate. Yellow tulips stand for cheerfulness, and they can serve as a reminder to all funeral attendees that life goes on and there will be more happiness in the future. Purple tulips stand for reverence and admiration, and can be a way to honor the deceased's most notable accomplishments.
When choosing flowers for your loved one's funeral, be sure to choose ones that not only look pretty, but convey a special message to your guests. You can even mention the flowers and their meanings during the eulogy as a way to honor your loved one. For more information, talk to a professional like Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home.Share
9 January 2016
A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.