Send funeral flowers online
So you've just found out that someone you know has passed away. It's never an easy time no matter how close you might have been to the person whether it's a family member, or a person you had a drink with in a bar one time; finding out someone you know has passed away has a way of reminding us of our own mortality. In cases where you might not have been very close to the person, or maybe you were close but their family members did not know or like you for one reason or another, you can still honor that persons memory with flowers.
Many people think of sending flowers as if they need to get dressed up in their Sunday best and go to a flower shop then go into the funeral parlor with all of the grieving loved ones. This idea can be frightening for many people, especially those who might have had a falling out with surviving family members or who maybe just do not know many family members. Luckily with the advent of the internet and the telephone you are no longer bound to the old conventions. You can order your funeral flowers online, or by calling up the flower company. If you have a credit card there is no reason why you cannot honor your friend or loved one without needing to take the day off work or even go to the funeral home if that's not your thing. Get online and order your flowers, tell them what message you might like attached, you can even tell them who you wish to give the flowers to at the funeral if you think there is one person in particular who might like to take them after the service is through.
The point is, people no longer have to feel that they are being forced to attend a funeral if there are any reasons why they might prefer not to go, or take the time off work and incur further financial hardship. You can order some really beautiful flowers online with whatever personal message you might choose, and since they will be delivered right to the funeral home you'll rest assured that they are in the room with your loved one or friend. The real bonus to sending funeral flowers online is that they are usually delivered by the flower company and set up in the viewing room by a funeral director, so no one will know that you did not come yourself to bring them. This puts you in an advantageous position to either say 'yes! I was there but only for a little while', or 'no I couldn't make it but I brought flowers, did you see them?'.
You can even send your funeral flowers online or by phone if you do still plan to attend the service. In many cases the people who are attending a funeral are in a delicate state at the time, and some of them are older making mobility a problem. Instead of needing to carry around a big flower arrangement while juggling your handbag, wallet, overcoat, while navigating the new terrain in your most slippery soled dress shoes, you can leave the flower delivery in the hands of a professional. You can focus instead on meeting other people who were important to your loved one, and remembering him or her fondly through pictures, and conversation.