Today it is easy to not hear of someone's passing before the services have occurred. Customers often ask if it is appropriate to send sympathy flowers after a burial has occurred. It is appropriate to send sympathy flowers to a home to express your condolences, however, the choice of floral arrangements should be different when you are sending flowers to a home to express your sympathy. A Funeral Basket of flowers such as would be sent to a Funeral Home, Mortuary, Chapel or Church is not the right kind of sympathy floral arrangement to send to a home.
To send sympathy flowers to a home after the burial, consider the circumstances, the receiver and their tastes. You might want to select a vase arrangement of assorted flowers in bright mixed spring colors, or a vase of all white flowers. A Dozen Roses arranged in a vase is a simple elegant way to send sympathy flowers to a home. A dish garden or an indoor plant is another way to send an expression of sympathy to someone's home after the passing of a loved one. A Dish Garden which is an arrangement of indoor tropical plants simulating a garden in a ceramic bowl can be a living memorial to the memory of the person who has passed as well as treasured gift to the loved one. The same for an indoor plant, which can last for many years when cared for properly. Remember to consider the circumstances of the passing and the life style of the person you are sending condolences to when you send a Sympathy Plant or Dish Garden. Some people may just not have the time to care for a plant or dish garden, in which case, a Table Floral Arrangement or Vase of Flowers would be more appropriate.
It is never too late to express your sympathy and there are many choices of flower arrangements and plants that can express your condolences. You can choose a flower type or color that you know the recipient likes, or a vase or arrangement of all white flowers to express the sanctity of the occasion. It is a matter of personal choice as to which kind of home floral arrangement to send to express your sympathy.