It’s beginning to look a lot like…a flowerful holiday season in South Florida

We’ve started decking the halls, walls, and just about every spot in between with fresh flowers for the holidays. Poinsettias aplenty, and lots of ideas for you to bring flowers and sparkle into your Hanukkah and Christmas decorating. Here are few slides from the Davie flower market.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for your holiday flowers and decorations. In store…or we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.

FAQ: What should I consider when sending Sympathy flowers?

Golden Memories flower arrangement

Flowers have long been a powerful and visual expression of love, sympathy and tribute. Sending flowers honors the deceased and lends support to those who are grieving. Sending any flower or plant arrangement shares your sentiment, is a heartfelt act and lets others know that you care for them and for the deceased — there are no right or wrong choices and personal preferences should play the largest role in making a decision about what to send. But we are often asked for advice on what flowers to send to funerals and are  addressing some of the most frequently asked questions here:

1) What do most people send? What are the most common types of flower arrangements sent to a funeral or funeral home?

The most common types of sympathy arrangements we’ve seen customers send to funerals are standing flower sprays (floral arrangements that are lifted and displayed using an easel) and flower basket arrangements.  “Flowers create a background of warmth and beauty”, as noted by Todd Van Beck of A.S. Turner and Sons, and “following the service, the bereaved are left with an indelible impression of the funeral. Flowers are a very important item in this lasting impression, for they directly affect the warmth and comfort generated by the ‘memory picture’.”  Having a mixture of different types and sizes of arrangements and sprays provides for a full background.

Hearts Eternal Wreath from Field of Flowers

Some people want to send something that the family can take home with them following the ceremony.  Small and medium sized floral baskets and plant arrangements that include Spathiphyllum (Peace Lily) or Orchids are popular choices.Other options include arrangements in the form of a cross to express religious devotion, in the shape of hearts, or with a patriotic theme.

At Field of Flowers, or your local florist, we can make a custom arrangement to meet your needs, and have a full selection of sympathy and funeral arrangements designed for you to choose from.

2) What color of flowers should I send in a funeral arrangement?

Quiet Tribute standing funeral flower spray

Many people choose to express sympathy with white flowers such as with the Quiet Tribute Standing Spray, but it is just as common to choose vibrant colors or a focal point of the deceased’s favorite flower or color, such as with the Golden Memories.  All flowers are a beautiful expression of your sympathy and a token of respect for the deceased.

3) Should I add a banner or ribbon to the funeral flowers?

This is solely a personal choice. Whereas banners in the past most often identified the deceased’s relationship with family, such as “Loving Son” or “Beloved Sister”, it is also common for friends and co-workers to use a banner as a stronger way to express their sentiment and emotion, sometimes with a message to the family such as “You are in our prayers”.

4) What should I write on the card sent with sympathy flowers?

The best messages are the ones that come from your heart and that may help share the burden of grief. It is fine to include a brief message or a long one. Your florist can help you work it out if you need that. The most common sentiments continue to include “With deepest sympathy” and “You are in our thoughts and prayers”.

If you have any other question about funeral or sympathy flowers, please feel free to leave a comment below and we will answer it.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for your flower and plant arrangements. In store…or we deliver flowers throughout South Florida, including to this list of funeral homes.  Open 7 days.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Field of Flowers wishes all its friends a very happy Thanksgiving!  

Turkey of Paradise from Field of Flowers. So appropriate (and fun) for a South Florida Thanksgiving flower arrangement

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL  Pick up in store…or we deliver flowers throughout South Florida.

Are you a Sparkle Seeker?

Add sparkle all your holiday floral arrangements with our full assortment of glittering branches, leaves, and other. Use as a finishing touch to a floral design, or create an all glitter arrangement. Red, green, silver and gold!

Sparkle with Field of Flowers

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$35 for Three Flower-Arranging Classes ($75 Value)

This might be the perfect gift for the flower lover in your life (or maybe you should treat yourself).   This special deal for flower arranging classes at Field of Flowers is available now through this Groupon deal, but time is ticking…

The flower school at Field of Flower's Davie flower market

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Sneak Peek: flowers and arrangements available now at Field of Flowers Boca Raton

Here is a sneak peek slide show — what’s inside and on show in our Boca Raton flower market. We are amazed what our floral designers create on a daily basis for you to pick up, have delivered or design your own.

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DIY Video: Create your own pave style floral arrangement

Just like pave jewelry has super close-set gems, pave (pronounced pah-veh) style flower arrangements is a unique style with close-set blossoms. Easy to make your own pave style flower arrangement with these step by step instructions. Very contemporary look!

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties of flowers every day…plus vases and all the supplies you need to make your own pave style arrangement.  Open 7 days a week in Boca and Davie.

DIY Video: Make your own landscape design floral arrangement

This narrow floral arrangement is perfect for a long table, banquet or console table. Brittany at Field of Flowers gives you all the details to make this elegant display.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton or Davie, FL for all the flowers, vases and supplies you need to create your own one of a kind floral arrangements. Open seven days a week.

DIY Video: How to make a hand-tied bouquet

Easy instructions to create your own hand-tied bouquet. Popular for bridal bouquets, this style of bouquet also provides more volume and elegance than most other styles. Brittany at Field of Flowers shows you everything you need to make your own.

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for over 100 varieties of flowers in-store to design into your hand-tied bouquet. Open 7 days in Boca and Davie.

DIY Video: Creating a low floral centerpiece

Keeping the floral centerpiece low profile helps keep the conversation flowing across the table. Britanny at Field of Flowers shows you everything you need to know to make your own.

 

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You can call, click or come in to one of our Field of Flowers flower markets in Boca Raton, Miami or Davie, FL for your flowers, vases, and all the supplies you need to create your own low floral centerpiece. Open 7 says a week in Davie and Boca.