Floral tributes – naturally beautiful
Floral tributes and flowers can say so much. It’s undoubtedly why the beautiful nature of flowers have been used by people to express their sympathy and thoughts during bereavement for centuries – a living tribute to the deceased.
Back in Roman times, there is firm evidence to suggest that flowers were used to adorn bodies. Of course, the practice continues today in a slightly different way.
Donations – a way to give something back
Cash donations to charity might not have the historical legacy of flowers at funerals – but they are a thoughtful and helpful way to pay thanks to a particular charity. Donations can also fund raise for a preferred organisation that was important to the person that has passed. It’s a way of giving a little back to the community or charity in memory of your loved one.
Leadbetter & Murphy have recently found that mourners are increasingly making donations to a specific charity in place of flowers. Either they are asked to do so or they decide to make a donation themselves. Roughly around a half of the funerals we carry out now involve some sort of charitable giving. It’s such a lovely thing to see.