Canadian Funeral Flowers and Sympathy Flowers

Ordering Funeral Flowers in Canada

Sending flowers to a funeral, or sending sympathy flowers to the bereaved, is a perfect way to convey compassionate and condolences.  Beautiful blooms, elegant bouquets and decorative wreaths at a funeral do so much to bring comfort at a time of loss.

Sympathy flowers are floral arrangements to send as a personal expression to offer condolences.  They can be sent direct to the home, or place of work, of the bereaved family. Sympathy arrangements are usually of the design that they will fit onto a table, and can give a mood-lifting distraction to the grief-stricken during the time of recent loss. 

Conventionally Sympathy Flowers are white, although other colours are quite acceptable. If you chose to send Sympathy Flowers, a number of options are available, selecting designs from simple floral bouquets to a houseplant or an exotic orchid. Peace Lily plants are common as sympathy flowers. The important value of sending sympathy flowers is that the natural beauty and scent of flowers can have a special effect on the human senses in evoking compassion.   Prices for sending Sympathy Flowers in Canada do vary, but you can expect to be able to send a simple arrangement from around $30.00-$40.00.  Using an online flower retailer is becoming common practice these days, and indeed significant savings can be made this way. 

Traditional Funeral Flowers are the flower arrangement that is sent to the funeral service.  A Funeral Flower arrangements is typically a standing arrangement, ordinarily one-sided and fan-shaped, and they are designed for the purpose of creating a very visible floral tribute at a funeral service. This is why most funeral flower arrangements are designed for display purposes on an easel, or to be laid on or around a casket.  Many colours can be used, common colours are white, yellow, blue and red, but you can also choose specific colours that are meaningful to the life of the deceased.  Most online companies offering flower delivery in Canada will offer a range of standard funeral flower arrangements, but will be happy to create something a little personalized if you require it.   The benefit of ordering online is that this service is available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.  All online flower companies will offer same day funeral flower delivery in Canada.  Many online flower companies do relay your funeral flower order to the local florist that will be familiar with the funeral home concerned.  It is important to ensure you know the time of the funeral to schedule delivery appropriately.

Funeral Flowers are sent to a funeral service when one is unable to personally attend as an expression of condolences. With the vastness of the Provinces of Canada, never mind the distances involved within Provinces, sending flowers to a funeral can often be the good option when traveling to attend is difficult.  Funeral Floral displays are an important aspect of adding colour and grace to a funeral service, and a lighter ambiance to a somber event.  Florists will offer a selection of standing funeral flower arrangements, and prices generally start from around $65.00 with large standing sprays or casket sprays ranging to $300.00.

Your personal message to the family can be included on a card, and a simple message lets the bereaved family know that your thoughts are with them. The common messages used to express condolences are "With deepest sympathy", "Thinking of you in these difficult times", and "My thoughts and prayers are with you".

If you need any help locating a florist in Canada, please contact us, and Canadian Funeral Online will be happy to assist you.

Terminology of Funeral Flower Arrangements

  • Funeral Wreath - A floral presentation often used because a circle symbolizes eternal life.
  • Spray - Flowers designed for viewing from one side only. Sprays are often placed on an easel.
  • Floral Arrangement - A mix of fresh flowers displayed in a vase, basket or other container.?
  • Casket Sprays - Flowers designed for the top of the casket - usually ordered by the family.?

Funeral flowers, sympathy flowers and floral tributes are sent to the actual funeral service or to the families home and in some cases, to the relatives office.  Flowers often offer the bereaved family much comfort when having to deal with the loss of a loved one.  Baskets and food gifts are generally sent to the relatives home and office, whereas, plants and flowers are used for both the funeral service and can be sent to the relatives upon hearing of death before or after the funeral service.

Funeral flower arrangements consist of funeral sprays, funeral wreaths, casket sprays, pillows made of flowers and crosses.  With regards to costs, simple funeral bouquets are generally the least expensive flowers to send and are available to purchase online for around $30 - $40 and are often roses.  Standing Sprays can cost a few hundred dollars but can really brighten up the funeral service.

The 2 most commonly used flowers for funerals are roses and carnations but can be mixed with lilies, asters, delphiniums and gerbera daisies.  These types fo flowers are most used at funeral services because they add some real color, set the tone and lighten the mood.

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