The phrase "In Lieu of Flowers" was never meant to imply necessarily that
the deceased family and love ones did not want flowers. They are simply giving
friends and family an option of contributing to a worthy charity of their
choosing. Flowers at a funeral service, memorial service or viewing are always
most welcomed and help create a visual comfort for those grieving their loss.
A floral tribute helps relieve depressed and anxious feelings at a time of
real distress, they are a visual expression of love, sympathy and respect.
"Flowers Express the Inexpressable" and soften the edges of our sadness.
While everyone expresses sympathy in a variety of ways, flowers have been a
caring tradition with nearly every culture throughout history.