Eric F. Box Funeral Directors

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Flowers sent to the funeral home serve as a tribute at the service of the deceased. They add decoration, beauty, fragrance and life to a sombre event. Not only are they symbolic of love and sympathy, but also of eternity and immortality.

Throughout the world flowers have always played an important role in funeral customs because of their fragrant beauty and comforting qualities.

However, there are a range of flower etiquettes. Again if you are unsure please call one of the team at Eric F. Box Funeral Directors and we’ll explain. The type of things you might flag up include:

  • Funeral Flowers / Sympathy Flowers – What’s the difference?
  • Is it ever ‘too late’ to send flowers?
  • ‘In lieu of funeral flowers’ – What does that mean? Would it be offensive to ignore such a request?
  • Is it appropriate to send flowers for the coffin?
  • What type of flowers?