Flowers have the distinction of being a part of people’s stories throughout their lives. Right from the beginning, on the occasion of a new baby’s birth, we send flowers to express joy and excitement. And as life presents its milestones, flowers are there to express love, accomplishment, congratulations, excitement, and esteem. It is only fitting, therefore, that as we say goodbye to a loved one, their memorial service is traditionally full of flowers as well.
Flowers have deep meaning and hold special significance. Throughout history, white lilies, roses, carnations, and gladioli have been emblematic of sympathy; and plants such as the peace lily have also earned a reputation as a serene and moving representation of celebration of a life well lived. However, Celena Radcliff from Port Charlotte Florists points out that floral arrangements can also be specially designed to express a unique tribute.
“We can make almost anything on a custom basis,” she says. “The family does not always choose to go with a traditional piece, and in those instances, we create something sentimental for the loved one they are honoring.”
Memorial flowers may be comprised of the deceased’s favorite bloom, or perhaps you may wish to honor a veteran with a patriotic display. The designers at Port Charlotte Florist are happy to work with each family to design pieces that are true reflections of their loved one’s unique personality – commemorating a hobby, passion or character trait that defined them.
Whether a memorial service, a celebration of life or a traditional funeral, there are flowers for every setting. Don’t hesitate to call Celena or one of her team to discuss your plans and the life you are honoring – it will be our privilege to provide the sympathy flowers that beautifully represent the life of your loved one.
We offer you our condolences at this difficult time.