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No one wants to think about the passing of a family member or loved one. When faced with mortality, we – as humans – fight for life. We fight for our own, and we pray for those we love. Unfortunately, we don’t always get what we want. Losing loved ones is a very real, vary raw part of being human, and when it does happen, we have to step up and be there for each other through the darkest days we will ever see.

To say planning a funeral isn’t fun would be a gross understatement. It’s the last thing anyone wants to do. Fortunately, most communities have local, caring funeral homes and florists to help you with this time. If you live in the beautiful south-western suburbs of Perth, you may be familiar with Bowra O’Dea Funeral Directors – Hilton. They are located at 312 South St, Hilton, just north of the Spearwood suburb and offers over a hundred year of local service. They have a great amount of local pride and commitment to community. They’re also incredibly family oriented. They know that they are in business to serve you and your family in your time of need.

Show You’re There in Spirit

As difficult as planning and attending a loved one’s funeral can be, distance can sometimes be even worse. If family obligations, business, or expenses keep you away, you may feel a great deal of guilt and separation from your friends and family. If you do not find a way to deal with this, you may find yourself resenting people and factors in your life that have nothing to do with this situation. It’s unfair, but it’s a part of grieving. Fortunately, you can channel your grief and sympathy into something more positive. Reach out over the miles by sending funeral flowers.

Choosing a flower delivery in Hilton to Bowra O’Dea Funeral Directors will show your friends and family that you are there in spirit. This webpage: http://www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/hilton/funeral-flowers.html has a variety of beautiful funeral flower arrangements, sheaves, and wreathes. You can also choose a custom arrangement. If your passed loved one had a favourite flower or colour, it would brighten your friends’ and family’s eyes to see that you remembered that detail. They’ll feel as if you are actually there with them to mourn a death and celebrate a life.

Sending funeral flowers to funeral homes and cemeteries is easy with the help of a local trusted florist. Though you may not be able to hold your grandmother’s hand or hug your friends close, you can show that you miss them all and that you wish you could be there. You can brighten the day just a little bit, in your own way with flowers to show you’re there for them.

sympathy cardWhat do you say when someone has lost a loved one? What if you do not know what to say? Is it better to say nothing at all, and hope your sympathy flowers convey your thoughts and feelings? Well, It can sometimes feel like you’re talking on eggshells when you are around someone that has lost a loved one. This is because you do not want to say anything that might evoke bad feelings. If you are sending sympathy card with sympathy flowers, words don’t come easy either. When it comes to writing a message on the sympathy card, you can also feel like you are writing on eggshells.

Sympathy messages should be sincere and come straight from your heart. Genuine sympathy messages have more meaning and a lasting effect. It’s better to send sympathy messages that you have written yourself; however, if you are struggling to come up with the perfect sympathy message or if you are not so confident in your writing abilities, here are some ideas to help you along. You can add your own words and thoughts to make them more personal.

  • I can’t begin to fathom the pain you’re feeling to lose someone so dear to you, but I’m praying for some supernatural strength to help you get through.
  • I’m truly sorry for your loss. I understand how it feels to lose someone so dear to you. But I want you to know that you are always in my thoughts. You are in my prayers too.
  • I am familiar with the empty feeling that has now taken up residence in your heart. Please know that I am here if you need to talk. If you don’t want to talk, I’m still available if you just need to sit in silence.
  • I’m sorry for your loss and the pain you’re going through but God understands your pain a lot more than I do. God is standing by and he will take care of you.
  • I’m praying fervently for that you will be surrounded with peace that surpasses all understanding during your time of bereavement. May the peace and grace of God rest upon you and your family during this difficult time.
  • I’m sorry to learn of your loss. I am sorry for your grief and pain but the clouds of grief won’t last forever. The sun will shine again.
  • In your time of bereavement, I’m praying for an extra measure of strength and courage to help you get through the days and nights ahead.
  • During your grief, I want to remind you that death may have stole your loved one but it can never steal the memories that you have. Keep the memory of your loved one ablaze.
  • I want you to know that I’m only a phone call away during your time of grief, I’m here to offer listening ear and to help wipe your tears away
  • I wish I could come up with the right words to bring your loved one back. I truly wish I had the power to take your pain away. Since I am unable to do either of those two things, I’m sending you flowers to help brighten your day.

Words have the power to hurt or to heal. People tend to treasure words that help them get through a difficult time in their life. If you are sending sympathy flowers, try to send a sympathy card with heartfelt words. A thoughtful message included with your condolence floral gifts can help alleviate the pain of the loss.

Order your sympathy flower arrangements at www.spearwoodflorist.com.au/sympathy-flowers.html. This site has a wide selection for every budget and also offers same day shipping.

funeral flowers on standing easelsA funeral can be a harrowing time for friends, family members, colleagues, and any number of people in the lives of the deceased. It most certainly is not the appropriate time to make any kind of etiquette faux pas, no matter how large or small. The same goes for either gifts or flowers. Want to make sure you are following all the standards of etiquette when sending funeral flowers? Here’s how:

Etiquette for Funeral Flowers is based upon Your Relationship with the Deceased

Open Heart WreathEtiquette for funeral flowers can change based upon your relationship for the deceased. For example, close family members are expected to buy some particular arrangements, such as those nearest the body, or on the casket. Then, extended family members are expected to buy other, standing sprays, wreaths, or large, dramatic arrangements for the funeral, or for those who attend to take home after the service. They can be either traditional or contemporary. Close friends can sometimes consider themselves members of the extended family. Those who are business associates or only acquaintances may consider sending smaller wreaths, arrangements, or baskets.

What if You Only Know a Friend or Relative of the Deceased?

Even if you do not directly know the deceased, you can still send the same type of the flowers you would if you were only a acquaintance or business associate. Or, if you know a loved one who is dramatically affected by the death of that person, you may want to send those people flowers, directly. Consider sending sympathy flowers, a gift basket, or flowers to their home or office. This shows them you still care why not possibly offending any of the close family at the funeral.

Religious Considerations

Do not ever assume that religious considerations has nothing to do with appropriate arrangements or funeral flower etiquette. For Protestant Christians, Baha’I, Buddhist, Mormon, and Eastern or Greek Orthodox worshippers, you can send nearly any arrangement. For those who are Buddhist, or Mormon, refrain from cross arrangements. Eastern and Greek Orthodox worshippers prefer white flowers. Catholics also find nearly all flower arrangements acceptable, though you may want to give them a mass card, instead. For Hindus, think about garlands instead of flower arrangements. In the case of Jewish friends, send gift baskets directly to the homes of mourners, unless you know for sure that their Synagogue welcomes flowers. Ask the family members of any Muslim before you send flowers to their funeral. They may wish you to donate to charity, instead.

Can I Still Send Flowers If I Missed the Funeral?

If you missed the funeral, you may still send sympathy flowers to the loved ones of the deceased, after the funeral, for up to a week. If you just missed the first visitation, you may send funeral flowers for the second (if there is one) or for the graveside service. Often times, you should just send flowers directly to the home of loved ones of the deceased, though, if you miss their funerals. Ask your local florist about what types of arrangements would be most thoughtful or appropriate and visit this blog.

Invitations with “In Lieu” of Flowers

For those invitations that say, “In lieu” of flowers, you may want to refrain from sending them. Instead, donate to a charity or organization on their behalf. Or, send a gift basket to the loved-ones. If all else fails, you can send a living plant directly to those who are in mourning. Living plants are not technically flowers, and will last much longer than floral arrangements. Some find them to be a fitting remembrance for those who have passed on.

Etiquette for Those Ordering Flowers

Finally, remember your etiquette when you order flowers. Figure out what you will say on the card. Also, have, on-hand, your preferred payment method. Know the full-name of the deceased, and where the funeral is taking place. Or, alternatively, know the name of the loved one you are sending flowers to, as well as their address. This assures you that there will be no errors in placing your order, where the flowers are delivered, or in payment being processed. Be sure to place your orders early, as this gives your florist more time to make the best arrangement possible.

Here are some of the funeral directors serving Perth area.