Funeral flowers have been considered part and parcel of funeral ceremonies for many years. People get these flowers from their relatives, friends, and other people who come and visit them to condole the death of their loved ones. Though it is not compulsory for everyone to bring flowers it has become the custom of the society that people consider etiquette to attend the funeral and a gesture of care and consideration for the family of the deceased to bring flowers while visiting them and attending the funeral. Sometimes family of the deceased requests the guests to bring funeral flowers as a memorial donation and sometimes they ask them to omit these flowers as they do not have any idea what to do with these flowers if these will be received in huge quantities. It is quite obvious that if every visitor brings flowers than these will be gathered in huge quantity and family will not be able to keep them all in their house or at the grave of the deceased. To avoid such a situation, the family asks some people to avoid flowers. these flowers are precious for the family and they never want to waste them or left them all at the grave. They want to preserve them or use them in the best possible way. For this purpose, they either donate them or make beautiful arrangements or other creative things. another use which is also popular is that people give those flowers to their friends and relatives. However, these flowers can be used or reused in many ways but the best use of these flowers is donation or charity as this will be good for the deceased as well. These donations can be given to many people or organizations who can best utilize them. Some examples of these places are given below.
Donate The Funeral Flowers To Church
These funeral flowers can be given to any church near your house. This is the place where these can be better placed and decorated. This will be a good source of pleasure for the visitors who come there. In church when you donate funeral flowers, people came to know that for whom these flowers are donated and whose funeral flowers are these and they pray for the deceased. These prayers are the basic requirement of the family that they want for their loved one who is no more with them and has gone towards his final and ultimate destination. So if you have excessive flowers at your home, it is better to donate them to any nearby church to get prayers and best wishes for your loved ones.
Contribute Them To Any Old Age House
Old age homes are specially built for the people who have reached a specific age and they are alone and no one is there to take care of them or no one is willing to do so. Often the people who reside there are ignored and avoided by their families and they do not have time to spend with them. They send their loved ones to old homes and forgot them. These people feel alone and remain sad. This place is the only shelter for them and people living here with them are their families and friends. They share their happiness and grief and no one tries to make them happy. In this situation, the donation of flowers can make them happy and can bring a sweet smile on their faces. They can feel that there are people in society who still care for them and think about them. The presence of flowers in itself is present and it can have a positive impact on the dull, sad, and boring life.
Bestow Any Organization Who Can Reuse Them For People In Hospitals
Some organizations in society are working for the welfare of people. They try to make people happy around them or at least try to overcome their grieves and worries. You can select such an organization which is working for the people who are alone and no one is there for them. These organizations collect the data of the people who are admitted to hospitals for any reason and no one has visited them and they have never got any flowers. These organizations trace the people of this type and send them these flowers to show them care and affection which they are missing. They also acknowledge that these flowers are given for a deceased person.
Give Funeral Flowers To Any Organization Who Can Use Them For Any Welfare Purpose
These funeral flowers can also be given to any other organization which can utilize these flowers for any good purpose. They can use these flowers to make medicines or any other good food. It will also be really helpful for providing benefits to human beings as a whole. You can find such persons or organizations around you with little effort.
Flowers are the most beautiful thing of nature and its beauty and no one wants to waste them at any cost without considering the reason for receiving them. These can be called the unique gift of this world which can be given at any occasion of happiness or grief. These are equally popular at weddings or birthdays and on funerals and wakes. The fragile nature makes them more attractive to everyone. It is really important to preserve them or reuse them in a good way as many people bring them with great love and care. These are brought for the deceased that is why it is important to use them for the welfare and benefit of the deceased. By donating them to any welfare organizations, you can utilize them in the best possible way. But before donating these funeral flowers, it is really important to take off the tags, notes or cards attached to them so that you can keep a record of people who arrive at the funeral and what they brought. This is compulsory to send them ‘thank you’ notes after the funeral.