3 Appropriate Sympathy Arrangement Ideas for a Loved One

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be extremely challenging. Once the initial shock of someone close to you dying begins to wane, you may start looking for ways to honor their memory. Going to a funeral for a person you love is extremely emotional, but an important part of the grieving process. 

If you want to do something unique and special to honor your loved one, you may want to get some sympathy flower arrangements to brighten your space. Most people are surprised to learn just how many sympathy arrangements there are on the modern market.

Instead of rushing through the sympathy arrangement selection process, you need to do your homework to ensure you choose a tasteful display for your loved one. The following are some sympathy arrangements ideas that will appropriately honor a friend or family member who has recently passed on.

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1. Garden Floral Wreaths/Baskets

The average person will attend more than 20 funerals in their lifetime. While going to a funeral is never an easy thing, it is a great way to show your love and appreciation for the person and their family. When considering which kinds of flowers would be appropriate, start with the family. Try and determine what type of flowers the person you are getting this arrangement for liked or if they had a favorite flower. Some people have the misconception that sympathy arrangements have to be dull or devoid of bright colors, but if the person loved yellow tulips, they can still be appropriate to include in the arrangement. 

In reality, you can use any color combination you want when putting together a sympathy arrangement. Investing a garden floral wreath or basket is a great way to display vibrant and beautiful colors during this solemn event. Most garden floral wreaths/baskets will feature flowers such as spider mums, roses, daisies and lilies. Achieving your end goal with a sympathy arrangement is only possible with the help of an experienced florist.

Take a look at the funeral flower arrangements a particular florist has created in the past. By doing this, you can assess the skill and creativity a florist has before hiring them. Investing in one of these brightly colored wreaths/baskets can help you shine some positivity on an otherwise solemn and sad day. With the help of a knowledgeable florist, you can create a display that truly honors the memory of your deceased friend or relative.

2. Chrysanthemums

For years, chrysanthemums have been used in sympathy arrangements because they are both beautiful and readily available. In both America and Europe, chrysanthemums are known to represent sympathy. This makes them the ideal flower for your arrangement.

In the days following the death of a loved one, your main goal should be offering support to other people who are grieving the loss. Chrysanthemums are the perfect flower to show you are extending your sympathy and support. Reach out to the family of the person who has passed and offer to help take care of the small children, or take over some meals to make this time a bit easier on them. Providing this help can make you feel better as well, and will also help to take your mind off of the loss. 

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3. Peace Lily Plants

Finding flowers that are both unique, but not too unusual can be a challenge. You want your flowers to be remembered, but you don’t want to send the wrong message with a large, showy piece. If your main concern is sending an arrangement that is understated but special, then a peace lily plant is a fantastic option. 

The peace lily plant has a different shape than traditional lilies. However, the inherent meaning of rebirth and innocence is still represented with both of these lilies. Providing the family of a deceased person with a plant that they can treasure for years to come is a good idea.

Since these peace lilies usually come in a pot, they are much easier to care for. Eventually, these flowers can be replanted in the ground. This means the family of the deceased person will have a positive reminder of them for years to come.

Express Your Love With a Floral Arrangement

Now that you know more about sympathy arrangements, it is time to start the shopping process. Allowing an experienced florist to help you is crucial when trying to create a one-of-a-kind arrangement. 


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