A floral tribute is the final expression
of love and appreciation to honor the special people who have
touched our lives. The uniqueness of each sympathy arrangement
reflects the beauty of each life, while offering compassion,
solace and strength to family and friends of the loved one.
Celebrating the Life of a Loved
While it is true that many memorial services continue to express
our sadness or loss at the time of death of a loved one, today
we see an increasing focus on the celebration of a life lived
to its fullest—a powerful demonstration of the impact each
person has on those encountered along life’s journey. This
personalized approach helps bereaved family members & friends
share their memories and experiences in a positive, uplifting
atmosphere. A talented floral designer can transform traditional
funeral arrangements into an intimate portrayal of the deceased’s
life. Distinctive, highly-personalized tributes will reflect
a mosaic of ethnic, cultural & religious images, as well as
personal interests & accomplishments. Floral arrangements
have long been an integral part of memorial services to express
condolences, but the options are virtually endless. Floral
pieces can be coordinated– for example, an arrangement, a
set piece and a casket spray –to present the right balance
of tradition, honor & personalization. Sympathy tributes will be individually designed
to provide your family with meaningful floral selections
that represent your wishes at this sensitive time
Personalized floral tributes are our specialty. Select favorite
flowers & colors. Request a design to illustrate a career,
hobby or affiliations with professional organizations, clubs
or schools. Incorporate a favorite photograph or family bible within
a floral tribute; add a message ribbon with your sentiment
in gold script.
for the Service
Flowers from the Family
The immediate family will usually select a casket spray as
the focal point of the service, and can be made in full, half
and quarter lengths. Family pedestal arrangements are placed
close to one or both ends of the casket. This is a traditional
choice for immediate family or the second generation.
Hearts or crosses are symbolic tributes placed on an easel
to express eternal love and deep religious faith. These floral
pieces are appropriate to be given by family, close friends
or church groups.
Pillow pieces, symbolic of eternal rest, are small satin
cushions covered with fresh or silk flowers. This is especially
appropriate when sent by young children or grandchildren.
A Catholic rosary using roses in place of beads is typically
placed inside the casket as a lid piece. Immediate family,
or the second or third generations, select this floral tribute.
Memorials from Friends
Large one-sided sprays or wreaths, attached to a standing
easel are commonly sent from a group of friends or associates.
These floral tributes are usually fan-shaped or triangular
and can be designed in a wide variety of flowers and colors.
Wicker fireside baskets filled with flowers are also welcome.
Tributes Sent to the Home
Fruit and food baskets are thoughtful gestures to the family
of the deceased. Equally beautiful, are flowers arranged in
a glass vase or basket to add comfort in the privacy of the
Dish gardens filled with blooming and foliage plants arranged
in a basket or suitable container, as well as beautiful floor
plants, offer a lasting tribute and can later be shared by
members of the family.
To place a sympathy order, you may call us directly at 585-728-3500.