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.

Planning Your Funeral: Considering A Mausoleum

As you start the funeral planning process, you need to decide if you want burial or cremation and how you wish to have your remains handled. If you are hesitant about the idea of a traditional burial or you are simply considering alternatives, you should talk with the funeral home about the possibility of a mausoleum interment. Here's a look at some of the reasons why people like mausoleums as a final resting place. 

Eliminates anxieties about being underground

For some people, whether due to religious convictions or their own personal anxieties, the idea of being buried underground is terrifying. If you have struggled with the concept yourself but aren't sure what your alternatives are, consider a mausoleum instead.

Allows for the family to be interred together

If you wanted a solution that allows several family members to be interred together, this is sometimes challenging to do with a cemetery because of the way that the plots are divided. Consider a mausoleum instead where you can even have loved ones interred together whether they are cremated or not.

Provides a more comfortable environment for visitation

Your loved ones will want the opportunity to visit as they grieve, and graveside visits can be challenging with rain and winter weather. When you choose a mausoleum, your loved ones will have an enclosed, often climate-controlled space to visit and spend their time. Sometimes, you can even have calming, soothing music that helps create a peaceful atmosphere.

Allows for interment at any time

If you have ever experienced the loss of a loved one in the winter months, you understand the emotional struggle of delaying burial due to frozen soil. Sometimes, the grieving process feels as though it is on hold until the deceased is in their final resting place. When you opt for a mausoleum, you can eliminate the delays because interment can happen at any time year-round.

Offers environmental peace of mind

In areas with a high water table, there are concerns about the long-term integrity of cemeteries. If you want to make an environmentally friendly choice and have the peace of mind that your loved one's final resting place cannot be disrupted by flooding and soil erosion, a mausoleum is an ideal option.

These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider a mausoleum as you start your funeral planning. Talk with the funeral director about your funeral service options today.