Funeral Flowers - An Eloquent Expression of Sympathy
Funeral flowers cannot remove the grief that surrounds the passing of a relative or friend. However, with the help of your online florist you can arrange to send flowers as a symbolic and beautiful means of showing your love and support to a bereaved family or person and of saying, ‘Goodbye’, to the deceased person.
The custom of putting funeral flowers around the dead is mankind’s oldest tribute and goes back 62,000 years to a cave burial in Northern Iraq. It is interesting to note that funeral flowers were found around the tomb of King Tutankhamen, one of the most famous Egyptian Pharaohs.
Flowers are sent to funerals for several reasons. Firstly, as a means of expressing sympathy, lending support and sharing the grief of the occasion. Secondly, they help create a feeling of warmth and beauty which adds to the consolation and dignity of the funeral service. Lastly, recent research indicates that funeral flowers may not only brighten a funeral or memorial service, they can also have a positive effect on the emotional well-being of the bereaved. The bereavement process is a time when worry, anxiety, guilt and many other negative emotions are present and these feelings can be lessened by a flower delivery.