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.

How To Make A Cement Grave-Marker

One way to save costs on the funeral and burial of a loved one when money is tight is to make a grave marker instead of buying one. A person with general carpentry skills can make a grave marker in a garage or basement. If you are strapped for cash, but still want your loved one to have a nice marker over their grave, here is how you can make one to mark their final resting place. Read More 

Deciding On A Cemetery Plot

Most people do not wish to think about death, however, making preparations in where you wish to be buried can save your family a lot of grief should you pass away. They would not need to wonder if they are placing your body in a spot you would have liked, and they will not need to take on the financial burden associated with purchasing a plot right away. Here are some considerations to take into account when getting ready to search for your permanent resting place. Read More 

How To Keep Your Child Well-Behaved At A Funeral

When you are grieving and getting ready to attend a funeral, the last thing that you want to do is deal with bad behavior from your child. However, kids may not fully appreciate the seriousness and somber mood of a funeral, and they may act up when it would be least appropriate for them to do so. Take the following actions to make sure your child is well-behaved during the funeral. Read More 

Answering Tough Questions Concerning Cremation As A Second Choice

When a loved one leaves life unexpectedly, you may want to give them a glorious funeral and lavish burial to show your respects. However, with the costs of a traditional funeral and burial coming in at more than $7,000 on average, the traditional methods you want may not be the most financially feasible. In these cases, cremation is always an attractive second choice because the bill can be thousands of dollars cheaper and much more affordable. Read More 

Asked To Arrange A Funeral For Someone From The Philippines? Learn Their Traditions

If you are asked to plan a funeral for someone in the United States that is from the Philippines, you may find that they have different traditions than what you are used to. Below is information about these traditions so you can be prepared, and plan the funeral in the right way.  Flowers Make sure you have a good florist on hand. Flowers are seen at almost any funeral, but the people from the Philippines use flowers to not only decorate the home or funeral home, but they give flowers to the family members as an expression of their respect and love for the deceased. Read More