To continue our discussion on the gorgeous grounds, I started to wonder about flowers. What happens to the flowers from a funeral service? And, what is my best option if I want to leave a small floral display on a loved one’s grave?
Knowing that many families travel for funerals, it is unlikely that they have a good way to transport the flowers bought or gifted for a memorial service once the service is over. I learned that, typically, the funeral home handling the services will ask the families about their preferences and then suggest a few options for donations.
One of the suggestions is to ask the church that held the Mass if they would like to potted plants or arranged flowers. Then, funeral home staff members may suggest a call to a local nursing home or senior center as a way to brighten up their facilities with fresh flowers.
Of course, the family also has the option to leave a selection at their loved one’s final resting space once the space has been filled, closed or sealed. Although this option is typically considered last, once personal use or donation are suggested as first options. If left at the gravesite, flowers will usually remain for an extended period before collection and removal will occur.
Over the next few months, I’ll use this blog to take you on the journey of discovery with me and we’ll find out all we can about the amazing people who work for CCNEKS and the very important work they do. If you’re so inspired, shoot me an email with questions that pop into your mind and I’ll do my best to address them.
For now, God bless and thank you for reading!