August Flower of the Month: Sunflowers

Written by Claire Robertson:

Lilies are symbolic of death but the strong associations with the Christian faith (purity, holiness and innocence) might mean that you’re looking for an alternative bloom to feature in any floral tributes for a humanist funeral ceremony.Humanist ceremonies, generally speaking, are a celebration of the life of the deceased and summer flowers are a natural choice for sending off those with colourful personalities.

Whilst perhaps not a classic choice, sunflowers are symbols of adoration and loyalty; making them a bold statement of your love and a fitting tribute to the life of your loved one.

They are in season throughout the summer months, and at their best in August so they make an excellent choice for any upcoming services.

If you’d like help with personalising the arrangements – get in touch and speak to the team about making your loved ones’ funeral a perfect reflection of the life they lived.