People have been sending flowers out for funerals for a very long time. Hundreds or years ago, flowers were used to mask the smell of the deceased. Now of course, we use flowers to show our love and support of the deceased and the surviving family members. Some time ago, funeral or memorial wreaths were placed on the front of the house, sometimes on windows and doors to show that the house was in mourning. Now we have the newspaper obituary, online obituaries, and social networking web sites where we can inform others of a passing.
We have come a long way since the time funeral flowers were used but, we still love to send flowers to say that we are sorry a loss. Flowers are also sent to a funeral to show support or as a condolence gift. Sending a funeral wreath for example, is the equivalent to saying, I am here for you and I care. Wreaths generally come with a stand but you can also get them without.
Today, there are many different styles of funeral and memorial services, and there are many different kinds of funeral wreaths as well. There are the traditional ones with the ribbon across the front that has a special message. There are also ones that spell things out in the form of the flowers themselves. There are even themed funeral wreaths that come in different shapes such as the American flag. You can have any color combination you prefer and will come in just about any size.