Putting flowers on the grave of a loved one is a common practice that many people follow. Especially during the holidays you may wish to honor your lost loved one, the person they were and the relationship you shared with them. Placing flowers on their grave is the perfect way to do this.
Flowers carry a lot of meaning and symbolism. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes, and each flower represents something different. While there is no set rule you have to follow when choosing which colors to place on the grave of a loved one it definitely helps to know what the different flowers symbolize.
Below, I discuss different types of flowers, what they represent and what makes them a great choice for remembering your loved one and decorating their final resting place:
- Red rose: Red rose commonly symbolizes a romantic, passionate love, which makes it ideal for a spouse or someone with whom you were in a relationship.
- White rose: White rose represents purity. It shows that the person you have lost was a gentle and pure soul who was kind and loving.
- Pink rose: Pink rose represents friendship, which makes it the perfect flower if you have lost a close friend.
- Lily: Usually, lily is ideal for the grave of a husband or wife as the flower represents marriage.
- Daisy: A daisy stands for innocence. This means that the flower can be placed on the grave of a child, or anyone who you believe was kind-hearted and innocent.
- Peony: Peonies symbolize healing, making them perfect if you are moving on while still remembering your loved one and what they meant to you.
- Sunflower: Sunflowers represent adoration. This means it’s a great choice for almost every occasion and for anyone at all.
- Pink carnation: This flower symbolizes gratitude. If you are grateful for the time you spent with a loved one and the life lessons they taught you, this is a great choice.
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