“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them” ~ James O’Barr

Funeral Flowers

It is always a privilege to create final flowers and therefore the greatest care is taken to ensure that the floral tribute you choose is just right for you.

At Love in Bloom we understand that losing someone close is an incredibly difficult time.  Whether it’s a member of your family, a friend or someone you used to be close with, death is never easy.

That is why we are committed to making the process of choosing which floral tribute and flowers to send as simple and stress-free as possible.

Many of our designs can be made in your preferred colour scheme and bespoke tributes such as football club shield and items that reflect the deceased interests or hobbies can also be made.  If there is something that you have in mind but cannot see on the website please don’t be afraid to call us – we will always do our best to help.


Funeral Directors

We work closely with most of the funeral directors locally including Coop Funeral Care in Desborough and Co-op Funeral Care in Kettering as well as Averil Phillips & Family and Phillips Funeral Directors, both in Kettering.

In Market Harborough we work closely with J Stamp & Sons who are also a family run independent funeral directors as well as Co-op Funeral Care in Market Harborough and Co-op Funeral Care in Corby.  Margaret Rose Funerals is another independent funeral services provider having premises in both Corby and Finedon.

We are also able to deliver funeral tributes directly to the crematorium or to a home address within our delivery area if this is preferable.

Many people choose to take their tributes home, give them to family members or donate them to the care homes where their loved one spent their final years or months. This is perfectly acceptable and is neither morbid nor morose as the floral tributes can continue to bring comfort to those left behind.  Providing the flowers are watered and cared for appropriately they can last for up to two or three weeks.

What type of Funeral Flowers should I send?

There are no regulations to follow when it comes to what type of funeral flowers you can send for a
funeral but as a general rule casket tributes are usually arranged by the deceased immediate family or
closest friends.
Other relatives or friends have a wide range of funeral flowers they can choose to send. These range
from Cushions and Pillows, Hearts and Wreaths, Baskets and Sheaves as well as traditional Funeral
Spray Tributes.

What should I write in a Sympathy Card?

When someone passes away, you may want to send sympathy flowers and/or a card for their family.
This will show that you care and that the person who has passed is in your thoughts. Whether you
want to express your own feelings, share a memory or simply offer your support, knowing what to
write on a sympathy card isn’t always an easy.
Even if you prefer to keep your message short, it will still be received as a warm and heartfelt gesture.
We have listed below a few examples of what you could write to make the task a little easier.
 We are so sorry for your loss
 We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers
 Thinking of you during these difficult times
 Our hearts go out to you and your family
 We want you to know that we are here for you if you need anything
 With heartfelt condolences
 Words cannot begin to express our sorrow
 With deepest sympathy as you remember [name]
 Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are doing okay

Funeral Etiquette

Funeral etiquette varies widely according to their faith. In order to avoid unintentional upset it is
important to be sensitive to the deceased family before ordering sympathy flowers or funeral flowers.
Please refer to the list below as a general guide before ordering:

Buddhism – It is considered good etiquette to check with the family members of the deceased before
sending Sympathy Flowers or Funeral Flowers to a Buddhist funeral. Buddhist funeral flowers are
typically white to signify mourning. Sending red flowers should be avoided.
Catholic – All types of Sympathy Flowers and Funeral Flowers are generally welcome.
Christian Protestant – All types of Sympathy Flowers and Funeral Flowers are generally welcome.
Hindu – Garlands are commonly worn during a Hindu funeral and most Floral Arrangements and
Sympathy Flowers are accepted.
Jewish – It is not usually customary to send flowers to a Jewish funeral or to the family during shiva
(first 7 days following the funeral).
Mormon – Most Sympathy Flowers and Funeral Flowers are welcome however, avoid flowers in the
shape of a cross.
Muslim – It is considered good etiquette to check with the family members of the deceased before
sending Sympathy Flowers or Funeral Flowers to an Islamic funeral.

Funeral Enquiries

What should I write on a Funeral Flowers Card?

If you find yourself a little stuck for what to write on funeral flowers, don’t be afraid to keep it simple. Some of the best funeral flower messages are short and from the heart. Here, we have compiled a list of examples of funeral flower messages examples to help give you some inspiration. Whatever you decide to write, the most important thing is that you have shown that you care.

Short Messages

  • You will be sorely missed
  • Gone but never forgotten
  • Our thoughts go out to you
  • In loving memory
  • Rest in peace
  • Always in my heart
  • Treasured memories
  • Forever in our thoughts
  • May you rest in peace
  • With love and fond memories
  • Sorry for your loss
  • With deepest sympathy
  • Longer Messages
  • Although we are far away, we will hold you close in our thoughts and in our hearts today and always
  • You will be missed but never forgotten. You have captured a place in our hearts. Rest in peace.
  • May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead
  • You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you. You will be deeply missed by everyone
  • When a person becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure
  • Many friends come into our lives but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts
  • For the joy you gave and the precious memories which you left behind for me to cherish; take with you all my love
  • You changed my life in countless ways. Thank you for everything

Religious Messages

  • Goodnight and God bless
  • You are in our thoughts and prayers
  • May you rest in peace in God’s heaven
  • In God’s arms may you gently rest
  • Wherever you are, God is
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you in His care

Messages for a Parents Funeral

  • Mum/Dad, you gave me the best life. Rest peacefully
  • You were the best mum/dad anyone could wish for. I love you and I miss you
  • Love you mum/dad
  • For a wonderful mum/dad, thank you for your endless love and kindness

Messages for a Brother or Sister Funeral

  • You were my strength in good times and bad. Thank you for everything
  • Brother/Sister, you are loved dearly
  • You were my best friend. I will miss you everyday
  • Time and time again, you showed me how to live. Love you so much.

What to avoid writing in sympathy or bereavement messages

There are many things you will want to avoid when writing funeral card messages

but the most important thing is to be mindful of not upsetting the friends and

family of the deceased. We have therefore given examples below of things to

avoid writing on sympathy or funeral cards.

  • It’s for the best
  • I understand how you’re feeling
  • They lived a full life
  • Everything happens for a reason
  • They are in a better place now
  • You will see them again some day

Popular Funeral Verses

  • My friend you are a leaving. It’s time for you to go. Your friendship was a blessing and I will miss you so
  • Death may leave a heartache no one can heal but love leaves a memory that no one can steal
  • To me you were so special. Someone good and true. Never will I forget you; I thought the world of you
  • Time may pass and fade away but memories of you will always stay
  • Our hearts are filled with sadness and tears, but our memories are filled with smiles and laughter of the good times we shared over the years
  • Dear is your memory, sweet is your name. Close to my heart, you will always remain

Religious Funeral Verses

  • God took you in his loving arms, He saw you needed rest. His garden must

be beautiful, for He only takes the best

  • In God’s care you rest above, in our hearts you rest with love
  • God will link the broken chain, as one by one we meet again. In our hearts he will always stay, loved and remembered every day
  • Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care