Then the flowers arrive and it brightens the soul. Green plants bring freshness of life and renewal and are always a welcome addition to the family home.
Flowers are an exquisite creation that celebrates the life of the departed. People take them home and enjoy them. Family members give them away to the mourners or a care facility.
A bountiful assortment of fresh fruit is always appreciated at the family home to share with family and friends who visit.
In almost 50 years in the floral industry, I have never heard anyone say, “Oh, I wish there were NO flowers there when I attended a funeral.” All I have ever hear is, “Oh, how beautiful the flowers were.” From a single flower to a bountiful basket, flowers express what words can not say. Flowers speak the language of the heart.
Call your local professional florist for the customs that are appropriate for the area. Customs vary across the United States and around the world.
The next time you see “In Lieu of Flowers”, do something about it. Lighten someone’s heart. Contact your local professional florist.