Flowers are a timeless expression of sympathy included in funeral services around the world, and there are several varieties of flowers that carry meanings associated with death and memorial. If you are in search of the right flowers to send to the family of a lost friend or acquaintance, these classic selections are fit for the occasion.
In both Eastern and Western cultures, the chrysanthemum is considered a symbol of death and grief. White chrysanthemums in particular are often associated with mourning, so they are ideal for a wide range of funeral services that may reflect a number of cultural influences.
The lily is one of the most popular funeral flowers in the United States, because it is thought to symbolize the restoration of innocence in the deceased. The purity of the white lily evokes this message strongly with its historical symbolization of purity.
Carnations are an affordable and relatively universal funeral flower selection, and they may be seen in an array of colors. White, red and pink carnations are most frequently included in funeral arrangements, as these colors are thought to represent love, admiration and reflection.
While red roses may not be ideal unless you are closely related to the deceased, there are many colors of roses that can add elegant beauty to a funeral flower arrangement. Pink roses, for example, express love, grace, and innocence. Orange roses, which embody the spirit of both love and friendship, offer a more unique flower choice to remember individuals who showed great passion and excitement in their lives.
If you are planning a funeral service in the Naperville area, Friedrich Jones Funeral Home can connect you with local florists and provide guidance for selecting the most appropriate flowers for the service. To contact a member of the Friedrich Jones family, visit their website or call 630-355-0213.