Funeral flowers or charity donations?May 13th, 2010 by Paul Hensby
I’m about to do a deal with an leading on-line florist which supplies high quality funeral floral tributes and sympathy flowers. It will mean visitors to My Last Song will get a good discount.
At the same time, two of the main ‘messages’ within My Last Song is to have a green funeral (and force grown flowers are not green); and to use the funeral to donate money to your favourite cause, or that of the deceased loved one.
The link between flowers and funerals goes back thousands of years, as a contributor points out. And even today, many people automatically send or take flowers to the funeral. Funeral directors assume that flowers will be part of the event, though will willingly organise and fulfill charity donations in lieu if asked by the family.
Traditional cultural habits often override more contemporary views at funerals. So most families organising the funeral of a loved one will want funeral floral tributes to be part of the event.
If you want your funeral to raise money for a good cause rather than spent on flowers, make this one of your funeral wishes that you place in your Vault so that your family don’t make the (wrong) choice on your behalf.