During a time of grieving, shows of sympathy can honor a friend or loved one’s life; and flowers are a thoughtful and meaningful gesture which convey a message of comfort. When someone close to you is experiencing a loss and you are looking to send your condolences, the experts at Adrian Durban Florist are here to walk compassionately with you through the process. We know this can be a very difficult time. We’re here to help every step of the way.
All flowers communicate messages, a custom that began in Victorian times. Some are cheerful and celebratory, others are meant to bring comfort or express sympathy. Historically, gladioli have been associated with funerals and memorial services. They are known as the flower of remembrance, and their long, graceful stems – associated with the swords of the gladiators – also symbolize strength of character, moral integrity and faithfulness.
When choosing which designs are appropriate, there are some basic guidelines to follow. For instance, casket spray, urn flowers and funeral flowers are considered to be the responsibility of the immediate family of the deceased. If you wish to send flowers to the memorial service, a standing spray, cross or wreath is a good choice.
Enduring Grace, shown above, utilizes red gladioli, red roses and white mums in a beautiful basket. Funeral baskets can be sent to the funeral home and then transferred to the family home, and are a popular choice for friends and family.
Our Crystal Cross Bouquet, featured below, features yellow gladioli and cheerful wildflowers, adorning the central cross. These type of designs and arrangements are appropriate for delivery directly to the family home, as are green plants, floral bouquets, and gourmet baskets.
Sending sympathy flowers is a thoughtful gesture that will be greatly appreciated. The floral experts at Adrian Durban Florist deliver to churches and funeral homes throughout Cincinnati and northern Kentucky. We look forward to serving you during this difficult time.