Floral Arrangements and Funerals: The Hidden Meanings of Flower Types

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Floral Arrangements and Funerals: The Hidden Meanings of Flower Types

For my mother's funeral, my sister and I spent a lot of time thinking about flowers for her funeral. We wanted beautiful, colorful flowers that reflected upon her energetic spirit and her love of bright, bold color. However, when we began to plan out her funeral with the funeral director, we were surprised to learn that different types of flowers had different meanings. Based on their meanings, some were appropriate for a funeral, and others were not. We had no idea about this, but I instantly became fascinated with the topic. I created this website to help educate others about the meanings of flowers and which are appropriate for funerals.

Here's Why You Should Consider Cremation

Cremation is disposing of a deceased kin's body by burning it to ashes at a high temperature in a furnace. It happens in specially designed furnace chambers at a crematorium or a retort. Most crematoriums used wood fuel to burn the bodies. However, technological advancements have introduced other alternatives like graphite furnaces and propane gas. Do you ever wonder why people opt for a cremation? Well, here are some reasons:

To Honor Wishes of Deceased

When a loved one dies, you should give them a send-off that demonstrates how much you care for them. The best way to achieve that is by honoring their cremation wishes. Moreover, cremation makes it possible to fulfill their religious beliefs and personal convictions. It also allows you to store the deceased's ashes or convert them into a valuable item like a diamond, wear them as a ring or a pendant, and stay with them even after death. That is mainly done when a couple loses a partner. On the other hand, it also eliminates the need to find and rent a burial site in the graveyards. 

To Save Time and Money

Planning a funeral takes time, and it is emotionally and financially draining. Choose direct cremation if you're looking to save time, money, and the emotional burden associated with convention casket burials. First, you won't have to deal with the expenses of buying an expensive coffin and clothes to bury the deceased. It also saves you from the charges of preserving your kin's body in a funeral home while planning for the burial. Cremation takes a few hours, depending on temperature levels and the deceased's body size when it comes to time. Additionally, a traditional burial may take longer because of logistical issues like waiting for the family members and friends to travel from distant places to attend the burial ceremony.

To Protect the Environment

Environmental conservation forms part of almost every human activity today. Everyone should take measures to keep the environment safe for their use and future generations. Choosing cremation is a way of protecting your surroundings. First, the cremation process doesn't require embalming of remains. Embalming involves the use of harsh chemicals which are toxic to the environment. For instance, exposure to formaldehyde can result in certain brain cancers, lymphoma, and leukemia. Second, cremation helps conserve trees cut down to build coffins. Lastly, cremation helps save land space that would otherwise be cemeteries. 


Cremation is a way of honoring the deceased wishes, saving time and money spent on the send-off ceremony, and protecting the environment. If you lose a loved one, consider choosing professional cremation services to give them a perfect send-off.