The power of flowers
Floral tributes and flowers can say so much. It’s undoubtedly why the beautiful nature of flowers have been used by people to express their sympathy and thoughts during bereavement for centuries – a living tribute to the deceased.
Back in Roman times, it is thought (and firm evidence has been collated to suggest) that flowers were used to adorn bodies. Of course, the practice continues today in a very similar way.
Donations – give something back
Cash donations to charity might not have the traditional legacy of floral tributes – but they are a thoughtful and helpful way to pay thanks to a particular organisation. Donations can also fund raise for a preferred charity that was important to the person that has passed. It’s a way of giving a little back to the community or charity in honour of your loved one.
Recently, Moar & Butler have found that mourners are increasingly making donations to a specific charity in place of flowers. Either they are asked to do so or they decide to make a donation themselves. Roughly, around a half of the funerals we carry out now involve some sort of charitable giving. It’s positive thing to see.