Exhibiting timeless beauty, a rainbow of colors and heavenly aroma, flowers can serve to soften a difficult atmosphere, whether at a memorial service, or the home of the mourning family. Roses, lilies, orchids, mums and carnations are the most commonly thought of flowers for these occasions, but highly personalized bouquets can also be touchingly poignant, reflecting the deceased favorite flower or color. The family generally arranges for altar, casket or urn displays; while wreaths, crosses and standing sprays are most often gifts from well wishers, usually from families or colleagues.
For a more intimate touch, you may choose to send flowers directly to a home rather than place of worship. We love this classic and striking arrangement of pure and simple calla lilies. Representative of innocence and purity restored, as well as new life, the lily is the quintessential sympathy flower. This arrangement with transcend the sadness as a bridge to hope, and is a beautiful reminder of your love and affection.
Of course, there are many ways to express sympathy and love. Green or flowering plants are lasting reminders of your concern and empathy, and will bring life and beauty to their home for years to come. Walter Knoll also has a line of gifts that can be delivered throughout the St. Louis area; from fruit baskets to blankets or memorial plaques. You are sure to find that perfect gift that conveys your thoughts and well wishes to the family, and in many cases last long beyond the services, and long after everyone has gone home.
While these time are difficult, the support of friends and family is a welcome comfort. Come into Walter Knoll Florist to arrange for a sympathy bouquet that evokes exactly the emotions you are experiencing. While you are there, you may wish to consider setting up a recurring floral delivery for the grieving family members; assuring them that you care over and over. Ask our expert florists for ideas and inspiration as to the best sympathy flowers for your situation.