For more than 60,000 years flowers have been a significant and deeply personal part of the funeral service. We send flowers to express something that is hard to put into words. We do it to convey sympathy, love and respect, it expresses sentiment and connection.
Flowers add warmth to the environment. They create a softness that would otherwise be missing from the room. They also create harmony — the beauty and vibrancy of the flowers balances the heaviness and unpleasantness of death. Somehow flowers make the room feel a little less sad.