When someone passes away, emotions range from disbelief and despair to sadness and sorrow. Even in bittersweet circumstances, there’s an emotional toll that leaves a hole in someone’s heart. Beautiful, fresh flowers bring an all natural elegance to the funeral setting, family, close friends and home environment. And trees live on … practically memorializing someone special for years, maybe even a century or more.
The Trees of Tribute from bloomstoday.com make a very nice sympathy expression honoring the deceased through a gift to our national parks and forests. For several years, the National Forest Foundation has worked tirelessly to restore forests and woodlands which have succumbed to a variety of disasters. From wildfires and droughts to severe weather incidents, disease and insect problems, many trees perish and thin out our once-lush national forests.
You can pay respects to the family of a recently deceased person by ordering this amazing gift ~ 10 trees will be planted in honor of the dearly departed or the family, and they receive a ready-to-frame certificate of your thoughtfulness. The seeds might be evergreens or American chestnuts or the mighty oak. The National Forest Foundation, in collaboration with bloomstoday.com, is dedicated to re-foresting woodlands that have been damaged.
Yet, fresh flowers carry a voice all their own, an unrivaled statement of love, grace, style, vibrant color and glorious greenery. Some people send an all white arrangement, like the Eternal Blessings bouquet or the Thoughts and Memories vase. For patriots, consider the FTD® Cherished FarewellTM floral arrangement in red, white and blue. And there’s nothing wrong at all with choosing bright flowers for a brilliant life well lived or one’s favorite colors.
The whole sympathy scene can be strenuous, and you can offer your emotional support, love, kindness and consideration through the unspoken loveliness of fresh flowers in a bouquet, spray or wreath or Trees of Tribute ~ or all.
By Joanne M. Anderson