Sympathy Flowers That Offer Condolence and Interest
It is never an easy decision to decide what to send the grieving family members when a loved one passes away. You want to pay your respects, comfort the grieving and offer a memorable and delightful token of your heartfelt sentiments. When you care enough to send the very best and you want it to stand out from all the rest, there are arrangements and flowered gifts that you can send that will be a lasting reminder of your kindness and consideration. Here are a few different types of sympathy flower arrangements that will get noticed by the mourner and those who come to call. Offering an interesting arrangement can cheer up the recipient and get the family’s mind on something other than the impending mourning events.
Send Green Plant Life Instead a Perishable Flowers
Offer Food and Fruit Baskets in Lieu of Sympathy Flowers
There are times where the best sympathy flowers are not flowers at all. Many flower and gift companies will have food and fruit basket choices that you can send instead. There are also cultural and religious reasons to send food instead of flowers, such as those of Jewish faith. It is poor form to send a flower arrangement to a Jewish household during their time of mourning, Shiva. Instead, florists will have kosher food offerings such as dried fruit and nut trays to send so that you can offer your heartfelt sentiments and also provide the mourners something to eat for any visitors that come by to sit Shiva with them. Some florists even offer some lovely food displays that can cater to the cultures of the mourners or their personal tastes. One great example of this was the Something To Share food basket from Spearwood Florist. This large basket contains a variety of crackers, tea cookies and treats for the mourners to enjoy or offer to their house guests. Many times, mourning is unexpected and grieving households are caught entertaining visitors without being able to properly offer them any refreshments. Not only is a gift like this thoughtful but it is practical as well.
You can also combine the best of both worlds by including a plant or arrangement of sympathy flowers along with your food or fruit basket. This is a great way to honour the grief of the family members and provide something useful as well for them to partake of. Compassion and thoughtful gestures are always the best ideas for a gift during an occasion like this.
Fruit and Bulb Plants for Planting Offer a Permanent Commemoration