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Condolence Flower Ideas

Condolence Flower Ideas

For when you don't know what to send

It is everyone’s worst nightmare, answering the phone in the middle of the night or early morning to the news that a loved one has passed away. There are so many things for the family of the deceased to think about and as a friend and fellow family member your initial instinct will be to try and help them in any way you can. Whether it is looking after children or the family dog and if you are too far away you will show your solidarity by sending condolence flowers online with NetFlorist

When sending flowers of sympathy and solace we tend to steer clear of fun and frivolous flowers like pink carnations or a bouquet of red roses. Instead we will send flowers that have a gravitas and a certain sombre elegance to them. Flowers that will carry the weight of such a tragedy, these flowers and colours are traditionally – well according to Western tradition any way – cream roses and lilies.

Of course different cultural backgrounds have their own preferences and floral traditions; for example in India white is the official colour of mourning, where as in the East in places such as China the official colour of mourning is red.

There are flowers that are traditional condolence flowers that will be delivered to either the home of the bereaved or the funeral parlour in time for the service or funeral.

The convention of buying flowers is usually synonymous with a joyous occasion, the bright colours of the petals mirroring the ebullience of the celebrations like a new baby or a 21st birthday. When buying condolence flowers we need to mirror the serious nature of the occasion, while it may be a celebration of a life there is a certain gravitas that the ceremony or service must hold. Flowers that are sent to the bereaved are often white or cream as the colour white implies purity, it is for similar reasons that the Lily is most commonly known and used as the funeral or condolence flower, because the lily is a symbol of purity it denotes that the soul, once it has left the body is once again purified and innocent.

But don’t worry if you don’t think that sending lilies as a flower of condolence is a good idea, we are 100% certain that if you send the deceased favourite flower or colour, the family and friends will appreciate the gesture just as much as if you had stuck to the rules and sent an arrangement of lilies in comfort.

Funeral Service Flowers

Condolence Gifts



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