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Posted by Kiersten Schulte on September 29, 2015 Flowers

The Meaning of Traditional Sympathy Flowers

sympathy flwoersDuring times of loss, flowers symbolize those feelings and emotions that we share. Throughout all of life, flowers carry certain meanings; traditional sympathy flowers are so chosen because of the meanings they embody.

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Peace Lily

The story associated with the peace lily claims that the now innocent soul of the departed has been reborn. Peace lilies make a wonderful gift in these times, as they can thrive in a home or office for years to come. Lilies are perhaps one of the most prolific flowers used for memorial services. The lily gives off a strong and beautiful aroma, and suggests that the souls of the departed are once again innocent in the afterlife. Adding orchids to a lily arrangement delivers a poignant message. An orchid of any color simply means “I will always love you”.

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Peaceful Thoughts Memorial

While the meaning of the chrysanthemum varies around the globe, in the United State the mum represents honor and innocence. Carnations, often used to create tributes such as funeral wreaths, crosses and standing sprays also signify innocence of the soul, as well as deep affection. Pink carnations are especially meaningful to Catholics, as legend says they were created from the tears of the Virgin Mary. Gladiolus flowers stand for moral integrity and honor.

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Warm Thoughts

Roses are a very common funeral bloom, A bright red rose stands for love and affection, while yellow roses are more appropriate for recognizing true bond of friendship. Whatever the relationship you wish to honor, Eastern Floral’s professional florists can help you to choose the flowers that best express your care and support. Call us today, and send your sentiments to those you love.

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