Finding the Perfect Floral Arrangement to Go Alongside Condolences and writing sympathy messages is never an easy task.
When we care about someone, it's hard to watch them grieve. We want to be able to help alleviate their pain, but unfortunately, it's never quite that simple.
The best thing that we can do for those we love in times of loss is to show them that they are cared for. One of the best ways to express that support is through sending them a sympathy message with a floral arrangement.
If you're not sure what things to write in a sympathy card, don't worry, your local Mississauga florist, Euro Flowers has compiled a list of some commonly used sympathy messages, as well as some flower choices that are often chosen to go alongside these condolence gifts.
"We Are So Sorry for Your Loss"
Possibly the most commonly used bereavement messages used in sympathy cards, its popularity doesn't make the sentiment any less important.
The true embodiment of showing sympathy is to feel sorry for the pain your loved ones’ experience while they're grieving.
There may not be anything direct that you can do to help them, other than show them support; so, don't mince words. Let them know you're there for them whenever and however you can, in their time of loss.
Frequently, when multiple people want to send a floral arrangement for a funeral, on top of sympathy messages, they'll also include casket sprays or funeral wreaths to be displayed at the funeral or memorial services.
These stunning arrangements are a great tangible way to be able to offer sympathies in a way that also helps the family of the deceased; by providing some beautiful decorations for their funeral services.
"I'm Going to Miss Them, Too"
Sometimes if you were really close with the deceased as well, it can be helpful to let their family know that you share their pain and are grieving too.
Having this common ground is a great way to show support. Offering sympathy messages like this one will help their family better understand just how important their lost loved one was to you too, and it can open the lines of communication for easier support during their times of need.
Depending how you knew the deceased, carnations can convey a number of different emotions; all appropriate, and all respectful.
White carnations represent innocence and love. Red carnations stand for admiration, and pink carnations symbolize remembrance.
"They'll Always Be a Part of You"
Certain types of loss are harder than others; particularly when they involve a parent, sibling or child.
It can feel like no sympathy message you can offer will help ease their pain, but at the same time, you want to show your love and support to those closest to the deceased.
Reminding the bereaved that no matter what, they'll always have a part of the deceased in their hearts and minds can be a kind way to give your condolences, without minimizing their loss.
It's no surprise that lilies are one of the most popular flowers for funerals, since they are known to represent the restored innocence of the soul of those who have passed on to the next life.
This makes them a perfect choice alongside sympathy messages for those closest to the departed.
Share a Personal Memory
Sympathy messages don't always have to be a general platitude or expression of love and support.
In some cases, you may want to do something that's more personally relating either to the person who has passed. Or perhaps, a memory that you share with someone who's grieving, which revolves around the deceased.
Reminiscing about positive memories in times of loss, can mean the world to someone who is grieving. Sharing a personal memory in these situations can be a great way to show love and support using positivity, instead of simply sharing bereavement messages.
Roses are a perfect flower for funerals, because there are so many different colours, all representing different emotions and symbolizing different types of relationships.
Crimson Roses: Represent sorrow and grief
Yellow Roses: Stand for Friendship
Pink Roses: Signify grace, love and gentility
White Roses: Express reverence, youthfulness and innocence
Red Roses: Convey courage, respect and love
No matter what type of sympathy message you're looking to share or what type of flowers you want to give, Euro Flowers is here to help you make the right choice for your situation.
If you're looking for flower delivery in Etobicoke, or reliable 'florists near me' in Port Credit or Mississauga, Euro Flowers is the perfect choice for all your flower needs.
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