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Posted by Chanda Mines on July 30, 2017 | Last Updated: February 28, 2024 Sympathy Flowers

Traditional Funeral Flowers – Gladiolius

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Life is full of happy occasions, but occasionally we experience some sad times. When a friend or loved one passes away, the experts at Bagoy’s Florist & Home are here to help you to send the most meaningful and appropriate sympathy flowers.
Gladioli are considered to be the traditional choice for funerals. These striking blooms feature a tall, elegant stem of bright flowers that come in a range of colors and heights, and can generally match any palette or bouquet. The name of the flower is derived from the word gladiator, and is thought to honor the characteristics of those brave warriors – strength of character, remembrance, faithfulness, and moral integrity. The flower is also known as the sword lily, both for its shape and its meaning. funeral flowers What are the Appropriate Flowers to Send? It is up to the family to purchase flowers for the casket or urn, as well as any flowers for the funeral or memorial service. These flowers are generally complementary and may have had special meaning to the deceased, such as a favorite flower, or favorite color. Close family, friends, and colleagues may choose to send a standing spray, cross, or wreath. Those with a special connection may also decide to have a custom arrangement created to celebrate something special about their loved one – an American flag for a veteran, a wreath honoring their a charity they supported, or a display celebrating their favorite sports team, for instance.

Friends and family may also send flowers to the loved one’s home. It is not appropriate to send sprays or easels to a private residence, but instead, you should choose a bouquet that expresses your sentiments. Roses, carnations, and lilies are popular flowers for memorial floral arrangements, often with a keepsake angel, cross, or candle.

Bagoy’s Florist & Home is honored to help you to remember your loved one in a beautiful way. We are happy to deliver to all Anchorage area funeral homes.