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.

Navigating the Path of Cremation: A Guide to Honoring Loved Ones

When a loved one passes away, it is a difficult time for their family and friends. Along with the emotional toll, practical matters also need to be taken care of, such as funeral arrangements. One option that many families consider is cremation. Cremation has recently gained popularity due to its affordability, flexibility, and environmental benefits.  Cost-Effective Option Cremation offers families a cost-effective option for honoring their loved ones. Traditional burials can be expensive, with costs associated with caskets, embalming, and grave plots. Read More 

Interested In Preplanning Your Funeral Service? Questions To Consider Before Making Your Plan

Death is a subject that many families struggle to discuss, even though it is extremely important to do so. When a family suffers the loss of a loved one, there are many decisions involved in making the funeral arrangements. When someone dies without any final arrangements in place, their survivors are forced to work through their grief and make decisions about the type of funeral to hold, and in some cases, come up with the money to pay for the final needs of their loved one. Read More 

4 Things You Always Wondered About Cremation

At the point of death, you have several choices for the disposition of your body. While traditional funerals and burials have been more popular for years, cremation is quickly gaining popularity. But many people are leery of choosing cremation due to some of the myths surrounding the process. Unanswered questions usually generate these myths people may have. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers that will hopefully place your mind at ease. Read More 

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. Read More 

Don’t Want Funeral Flowers? How To Approach A Delicate Subject

Flowers are an integral part of most funerals and memorial services. But what if your loved ones have allergies or sensitivities? What if the deceased didn't like flowers? Can you skip the flowers? What about guests or others who want to send them? And how can you make this request kindly? Here are a few things to consider.  1. Talk to the Funeral Home Funeral home staff have seen it all. Read More