Flowers are a beautiful part of nature that can give you much joy as their life radiates through our surroundings. Due to their natural beauty, it is very common to receive flowers when you have experienced a loss or are grieving. Some people decide to plant a memorial garden with their beloved’s favourite flowers, flowers that reminder them on them, or flowers that symbolize the loss and grief. Below are some flowers associated with grief and loss, along with the flower’s meaning.
“A flower is a beautiful symbol of life, but those simple petals can also represent peace after death and happiness in the afterlife.” ~ unknown
Have you ever heard, “we must go backwards before we go forward”? Remembrance is a big part of the grief process – remembering and sharing those memories – in order for you to move forward (not on) and heal. These flowers symbolize remembrance and loving thoughts, while also providing healing energies.
Symbolize renewal and rebirth
When you experience a loss, most often you want reassurance that your loved one is safe, free of pain, and at peace. Below are some flowers that symbolize the innocence restored to the departed’s soul. They are filled with purity and opportunity for a fresh start.
The flowers below will give you a sense of protection – for both you and the departed – against negativity as you work through your grief.
Symbolize hope and encouragement
What do you need the most when you are grieving? Hope and encouragement. Hope, that your loved one is at peace and that you can work through this pain. Encouragement, that you have the power and support to move forward from this tragedy. Cheerful coloured flowers will radiate that energy onto you.
Symbolize love and gratitude
Flowers are filled with life and love. The love radiates from them when they are in the house or outside in your garden. Along your grief journey you may lose a sense of love and/or gratitude. These flowers below will help remind you of that love you deserve to feel and inspire an opportunity to express gratitude.
Symbolize grief, support, and healing
Through grief and loss, you need support – this will help you along in this journey. A combination of love, support, comfort, and understanding you will start to heal and learn how to live with the loss. The loss will always be there, but as you heal, the loss will be there in a more manageable way. Below are some flowers that acknowledge the grief, provide support and healing energies.
Consider preserving petals from your favourite flowers as a reminder of the happiness your loved one is experiencing in the afterlife. Our memorial jewelry that is custom to your pet or loved one’s hair and/or ashes can also include flower petals with or without their remains.
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