Friday, November 11, 2011

Funeral Flowers

So I know this isn’t the happiest of subjects, no one ever wants to talk about funeral arrangements but I would like to shed some light on some things you can do to make the event a little less dreary and a bit more personal. My family hated the idea of a normal funeral, so we decided to celebrate his life instead. I hope you never have to deal with this but if you do, maybe this will help. Or maybe this will just help me a bit by getting things off my chest and focusing on the positive.
We had created for the service a special flower arrangement.  A number 5, which was Austin’s favorite number in red carnations as red was his favorite color. Everyone loved it and it made such a personal touch sitting up front with his portrait.
We had asked for no flowers in lieu of donations yet when we arrive at the church, there were flowers abounding, which in turn, did make us feel loved.  Please excuse the fact that I took the pictures later, so the flowers aren’t their perkiest!


  1. That's a very unique idea- it totally makes it more personal. Very sweet!

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  2. I know a lot of people like to ask for donations rather than flowers, but the flowers really do help make it more loving and cozy. I'm so sorry about your brother.

  3. Becka- Thank you!

    Rin- We actually asked for no flowers in lieu of donations, yet much to our surprise there were a bunch of arrangements at the church. Luckily we also received many donations for charities, like the boys and girls club that were dear to Austin's heart.

  4. Beautiful! I can't imagine even being able to think of anything creative at a time like this. You are awesome!
    Sending all of my love your way!

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