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Funeral Directors in Effingham | Funeral Flowers Explained

L. Hawkins & Sons Ltd are funeral directors based in Leatherhead, Surrey. As well as providing traditional burial and cremation packages, we also offer pre-paid funeral plans for clients in the local and surrounding areas, such as Effingham. Our team also organise memorials and floral tributes, tailoring funerals to reflect the individual person and helping you plan the perfect send off for your loved one.


Our funeral directors are proud to offer our services to all faiths, denominations and ethnic communities and funerals can be arranged for anywhere in the country. Our comfortable premises in Leatherhead, near Effingham, include private Chapels of Rest, where relatives may visit their loved ones. On this page, we have included an insight into funeral flowers to give you an idea about different types and their meanings.




Popular Arrangements


Flowers are often used as a decorative element in funerals and memorial services, with a huge variety of flower arrangements available to choose from which can be designed to suit the look and mood you prefer. Some of the most popular funeral flower arrangements include:


Coffin/Casket Spray – Also known as Double Ended Sprays, coffin sprays come in a wide range of colours, designs and sizes. Adorning the coffin or casket, sprays are a popular tribute for expressing sympathy and can be picked to represent the life of a loved one.


Bouquet/Posies/Basket – Traditionally circular in shape, bouquets, posies and baskets can be used to create a beautiful display. When using our funeral directors for funerals in the Effingham and Surrey areas, our experienced team can help adjust the display for you.


Wreaths – Wreaths are a popular option for funerals due to their circular shape representing the circle of life. Different blooms can be incorporated to fit with a particular theme, colour scheme or personal meaning.


Standing Spray – Standing sprays are usually displayed on an easel or table and can be in the form of hearts, crosses, pillows and other shapes, depending on the vision you want to convey. Contact our funeral directors for help and advice with funerals in Effingham and Surrey.




Flower Meanings


If you are looking to express a specific message and sentiment with your flowers, here is a helpful guide on some of the most popular funeral flowers and their meanings:




Roses – Symbolically associated with love, roses are a popular choice to represent loved ones and convey a depth of emotion. White roses tend to convey innocence, pink stand for grace, yellow for strong friendship, whilst red roses are associated with romantic love and grief.


Orchids – Orchids hold a deep meaning for those grieving over the loss of a loved one, symbolising enduring, never ending love. These flowers come in a vast array of colours.


Lilies – One of the most common choices for funerals, the white stargazer lily shows sympathy and any white versions represent purity and innocence being restored to the soul.


Gladioli – The gladiolus flower represents moral integrity, strength of character, faithfulness and remembrance, fitting meanings for funerals of any type.


Carnations – As funeral directors serving Effingham and Surrey, we see carnations used regularly for funeral wreaths and standing sprays. As with other flowers, each colour has its own meaning, with pink being a popular choice for its representation of remembrance.


At L. Hawkins & Sons Ltd, we are happy to discuss any needs you and your family require with regards to creating funerals and memorial services tailored to your every need.

For advice and guidance about flower options for funerals, contact L. Hawkins & Sons Ltd funeral directors on 01372 372435. We serve Effingham and the surrounding Surrey areas.



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For further information about planning funerals, we welcome you to call our caring team on 01372 372435. We arrange funerals in Ashtead and the surrounding Surrey areas.



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