When a loved one passes on, you’ll need help from funeral homes in Baltimore, MD to organize and carry out their final services. When you have a funeral for a family member, you can guarantee that the people in your life are going to want to offer their support. You will likely receive phone calls, cards, monetary gifts and, the most popular thing to send flowers. Flowers are a nice way for people to show their sympathy and support. They are also a great addition to the funeral home room where you will hold your loved one’s services. They decorate the room and remind you that your loved one was special to a lot of people and that those people still care very deeply about you. The problem with receiving flowers for a service is that you will very likely end up with way too many and you won’t know what to do with them all. Here are a few options to consider:
Place Some On The Grave
Once the visitation and funeral are over, the guests will process to the cemetery for a shorter graveside service. You can have some of the flowers sent over so you can place those next to the grave, with the casket, or on top of the grave once it is covered up. Having some fresh flowers on the grave is a nice touch to show honor to your loved one.
Allow Family Choices
You know you aren’t going to want to keep all of the flower arrangements. You could probably take some plants home, but the flowers will wilt away eventually. Allow your close family members to take arrangements with them so everyone can enjoy something fresh from the services. You might have enough plants that others will want to take some of those as well as a living reminder of your loved one’s services.
Once everyone has their fill of flowers and plants, you can have the rest taken to a local hospital, nursing home, or another facility that can make use of them. There are sometimes charities that reorganize flowers and then donate them to special events. You want the flowers to go to good use and there are plenty of local organizations that can enjoy them when you have too many.
Getting a lot of flowers can be overwhelming, but the representatives at the funeral homes in Baltimore, MD can help you figure out what to do with it all. When you work with Hari P. Close Funeral Service, P.A., we won’t leave any detail hanging. Flowers aren’t something you may think of in advance, but we will. And we’ll make sure the flowers are distributed as you see fit. Give us a call when your loved one passes at (410) 327-3100 and we’ll take care of them until you figure out the details. You can visit with our funeral director at 5126 Belair Rd Baltimore, MD 21206 and we’ll get everything lined up for you.