According to research by Rutgers University and Harvard University, flowers increase feelings of compassion and happiness, and people feel less depressed, anxious and agitated in their presence. Such compelling research shows flowers can be a critical part of the bereavement process.
In light of these findings, it is difficult to imagine a funeral or memorial service without flowers sent from family and friends to express condolences, but the increasing use of the “in lieu of flowers” phrase runs the risk of just that. Customers who honor loved ones with charitable contributions rarely want a service completely devoid of flowers.
At Ross Plants & Flowers we consider it our job to help enhance each memorial service by working closely with families and their funeral directors to create a memorable and healing experience. Our funeral work is particularly remarkable as we listen intently to what our customers would like their floral arrangements to communicate about their loved one. It is our pleasure to incorporate personal memorabilia into our designs to achieve a very custom and personal arrangement. We consider it an honor to help grieving families and welcome the opportunity to create beautiful, meaningful arrangements for you.