Flower arrangements at funerals.
Flowers and funerals have been deeply interconnected for centuries, beginning as a way to help mask the smell of natural decomposition. Now, flowers are an important part of funeral services; their presence conveys sympathy, love, and respect for the deceased and their family. They also set a tone for the service, creating an atmosphere of warmth despite the sadness of gathering to say goodbye. In our modern world, if a funeral service was lacking in flowers it would be seen as cold and disconnected from its purpose: properly honoring and remembering a life that has been lost.