Tips for Sending Condolence Flowers

Clifton, NJ (PressExposure) June 02, 2009 -- It is always difficult to lose someone you love. Unfortunately, death is a natural part of life and more than once in our lives, we will find ourselves mourning the death of a loved one or sympathizing with someone who has lost a loved one.

There are many accepted behaviors and traditions when it comes to consoling the bereaved. One of the ways to express your condolence to the grieving family is to send flowers to Philippines []. Flowers are some of the popular ways to show sympathy for someone who has experienced a loss. Many grieving families often find these flowers the most meaningful gifts.

Aside from being beautiful and graceful, flowers also represent the inevitable cycle of life and death, and symbolize hope as well. If you know someone who has just experienced the loss of a loved one, sending flowers to Philippines [] will not only lighten the person’s spirits, it also brightens up the funeral service and help ease the social awkwardness that’s common in such gatherings.

Below are some tips in sending flowers to Philippines [] to express your condolences.

* Potted or in a vase. A potted flowering plant or one in a vase is a good idea if you want your gift to last longer than a few days. Additionally, a potted plant can last for years and can serve as a living memorial to the deceased.

* Religion. It’s best to check the religion of the deceased and to research on what is appropriate. It’s considered inappropriate to send flowers to a Muslim funeral ceremony. Instead, food gifts are preferred. For those of the Jewish faith, check with the family first if it is okay. Since red is a symbol of happiness, avoid sending red flowers to grieving Buddhist families.

* Flower meanings. Most flowers are associated with a particular meaning. Research on the meaning of the flower you are planning to give and choose one that you closely associated with the deceased.

* Color. The most popular color of flowers in condolence floral arrangements is white. Yellow and pink are also often used.

No matter what floral arrangement you may choose in expressing your sympathies, remember that what’s most important is the intention behind it.

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Deirdre Gonzales is a business entrepreneur from Cebu City Philippines. She's now based in Florida and writes in her spare time for various websites including []

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