Alternatives To Flowers For Funeral Services

Published: April 3, 2023
by Connelly Funeral Home of Essex

When you hear that someone has lost a loved one, you want to reach out to them and let them know you care. You can support your friend with flowers, but there are other things you can send to funeral homes in White Marsh, MD as well. Lots of people send flowers, and it’s always a nice gesture. But these alternatives can help you to mix it up and do something different for that person.

Potted Plant

While flowers are nice, they wilt and fade away a lot faster than a plant. Instead of flowers, you might send a potted plant to the funeral home, or even to your friend’s home. At the funeral home, the plant can still decorate the funeral and act as a reminder of hope and life. The peace lily is one of the most popular options to consider. Your friend can then take the plant home and care for it. They will think of you when they see it and remember their loved one at the same time. It’s something they can care for over time and hang onto.

Grief Care Package

You can create whatever kind of grief care package you want for a friend that is grieving. You can place books, blankets, gift cards, candles, or whatever else you want. It’s nice to know that the package is something you can customize to their tastes and to the message you want to send. The grief care package is something you can send right away, or a bit later after the services are complete.


Food is a comfort to those who are grieving. You are going to want to consider their tastes to help them to care for themselves and move forward. You can make something they like and package it in meal sizes. Make sure to put it into containers that you don’t want back so that’s one less thing your friend has to worry about. You can also send them to a restaurant or grocery store so they can get whatever they want and need when they want or need it.

Daily Use Items

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There are going to be things that your friend goes through on a regular basis, and giving them those necessities can help them through this hard time. You can pass off toilet paper, hand soaps, shampoo, and other such items. You can also let them know you visit the store every week and that you can pick up whatever they need, when they need it.

If you are trying to support someone through a hard time, funeral homes in White Marsh, MD are there to support you, too. Give them a call whenever you have questions and they can help you to decide what you might send to your friend. There are plenty of options to consider and the professionals can help you to find something that feels like a good fit for you and your friend. You can also look ideas up online to get more options.

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