During the holidays, the families of fallen veterans often suffer the absence of their loved ones and find the holidays to be a difficult time. This season, consider participating in one of the many Wreaths Across America wreath-laying ceremonies. These events, in which Christmas wreaths for veterans are placed on grave sites, began at Arlington National Cemetery and has spread to hundreds of locations across the country and abroad. Being part of something so significant is a great way to have a meaningful and purposeful holiday season this year. The floral designers at Norfolk Florist are eager to share our holiday wreath collection with you and your family. Read More about Christmas Wreaths for Veterans »
At Norfolk Florist, we have many years of experience in assisting our clients in honoring all of life's events and milestones. Unfortunately, that means sometimes helping you to say farewell to a loved one or close friend. When that is the case, we are always privileged to be the ones to provide the meaningful and beautiful flowers for the memorial service. We know it can be a little overwhelming in the moment to ascertain the right flowers to send, and so wanted to provide a brief guide on purchasing funeral flowers and expressing your sympathy.
Customary Funeral Flowers: Tradition has named the gladiolus bloom as "the flower of remembrance". These elongated, graceful stems (also known as sword lilies) are said to represent strength of character, faithfulness, and moral integrity. However, most people today do not rely on the gladiolus for their funeral flowers, instead choosing from a variety of other flowers which may more personally reflect the life of their loved one. Read More about Funeral Flowers to Express Compassion »