Humans have been laying flowers on graves for thousands of years, with ancient Greeks using them as a symbol of finding peace for fallen soldiers. Today, we still use flowers in much the same way at funerals.
Funeral flowers are a way to represent the person we have lost. There can be many different personal meanings of funeral flowers. For example, it was your loved one’s favourite flower, or they represent something deeper and more symbolic. Either way, it is comforting to know that the funeral flowers’ symbolism will be completely centred around your lost loved one.
Funeral flowers and their symbolic meanings
Here are some picks of flowers and their meanings which can be beautiful for a funeral.
Bird of Paradise – Joyfulness and magnificence
Bouvardia Double – Zest for life and enthusiasm
Calla Lily – Magnificence and beauty
Daffodil – Chivalry
Daisy – Innocence and purity
Sunflower – Adoration and dedication
Lavender – Admiration and beauty
Red rose – Love and devotion
White rose – Sympathy and purity
Yellow rose – Friendship
Pink rose – Admiration and joy
Iris – Wisdom and hope
Orchid – Thoughtfulness and charm
Peony – Bashfulness and compassion
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