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Where Do I Send Sympathy Flowers?

Sending flowers is the traditional way to show your condolences during a time of grief.  Here are some etiquette rules to help you know the appropriate place and time to send sympathy flowers.

What exactly are sympathy flowers?

Sympathy flowers are sent to the family or loved ones of the deceased. During this difficult time the flowers bring hope, peace and comfort.

What location do I send the sympathy flowers to?

A sympathy flower arrangement should be sent to the residence of the family or loved ones of the deceased. Typically sympathy flowers are more common to send when there isn’t a funeral service or viewing period. This way even if there is no service you can still show your support. However, sending sympathy flowers to the home even when there is a funeral service has become increasingly popular. Funeral flowers are to be sent to the funeral home as soon as possible, but sending sympathy flowers is appropriate at anytime. Even sending a sympathy arrangement a few weeks after the funeral is appropriate and shows continuous support.

What type of flowers do I get?

Any flowers are appropriate for a sympathy gift. Consider choosing a flower that reflects the personality and character of the deceased, or simply choose a color that you think will bring comfort. Some common sympathy flowers are white lilies, orchids and roses. Living plants are also a popular choice.

Hopefully we have cleared up any concerns you have about sending sympathy flowers. If you have any other questions feel free to leave a comment below and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

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  1. Max Jones says:

    My wife was talking to me the other day about sympathy flowers, and I had no idea what she was talking about, so I wanted to do a little bit of research. I’m really glad you talked about sympathy flowers being sent to the loved ones of recently deceased. That makes sense, because my wife wanted to send sympathy flowers to a friend who recently lost their mother. Thanks for pointing this out to me, and helping me connect the dots!

  2. Taylor Bishop says:

    I love the idea of sympathy flowers. I didn’t know that they are sent typically when there isn’t a funeral service. In my opinion, I think it’s a great way to show support, even if there was a service. Sometimes, it’s something simple like sending flowers that can really cheer someone up.

  3. This was so helpful since a family friend passed away recently. I won’t be able to make it to the funeral service either. That’s why I appreciated learning that sympathy flowers can help you show your support.

  4. David Norriss says:

    I love how you said that the best sympathy flowers are the ones that represent something about the deceased person or symbolize some form of comfort for the family. Funerals are very sad events and flowers should be taken into serious consideration to making sure that they’re appropriate and have sentimental value. Thank you for this advice on how to pick sympathy flowers.

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