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Sympathy

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 Sending your condolences through flowers or a thoughtful gift has long been a gracious gesture to comfort those who have lost someone. Whether you decide to send flowers to a funeral, sympathy flowers or a gift directly to a grieving friend or family member, Greenway Florist is prepared to meet your needs.

For all sympathy arrangements, please call our shop for friendly assistance in ordering. Generally, but not limited to, sympathy pieces for the funeral home start at $75+ for baskets, $125+ for stand up sprays, $175+ for casket pieces and $150+ for hearts, wreaths or crosses. Table arangements start at $50, this can be a vase or basket arrangement.

We provide funeral flowers for almost every day of the year. We also provide cemetery care and deliver fresh flowers for gravesite vases. We will plant seasonal plants or flowers at gravesite as well.

View Our selection of Sympathy Card Messages

Funeral Flowers or Sympathy Flowers?

Sympathy flowers and funeral flowers are sent for the same reasons, to send condolences and provide comfort during times of loss. However, there are important differences between the two and the etiquette for each is a little different. The consideration of the feelings of those who have lost a loved one is an important element.

Arrangements made expressly for a funeral home can be upsetting to grieving people when sent to home or office. Generally speaking, funeral flowers go to the funeral home and sympathy flowers or gift basket can go anywhere.

Funeral Flowers are a Tribute to the Deceased

Funeral flowers provide decoration and serve as a tribute to the deceased. Funeral flowers are often formal and one-sided in design precisely so they will look best in a funeral home and at graveside services. Funeral flower etiquette tells us that funeral flowers should never be sent to the home.

Sympathy Flowers or Gift Baskets are Personal

Sympathy flowers or gift baskets are usually directly addressed to a loved one of the deceased. They can be sent directly to any family member, friend, acquaintance or business associate who has suffered a recent loss.

Sympathy flowers are more at home in a home. They tend to be arrangements that look good on end tables or used as centerpieces. Plants and planters also make great choices as sympathy flowers because they provide a lasting reminder of your thoughtfulness and serve as a keepsake in memory of the recipient's loved one. Another thoughtful gesture is a gift basket. Fruit and gourmet foods are the most frequent choices.

Once you have decided whether you wish to send funeral flowers, sympathy flowers or basket, you will need some key pieces of information handy to place your order.

For funeral flowers:

  • The full name of the deceased.
  • The name and address of the funeral home.
  • When the services will be held.
  • Some idea of what you would like to send.
  • How you would like the enclosure card signed.
  • Your credit card information.

Pricing

  • Funeral baskets start at $75
  • Stand up sprays start at $125
  • Hearts,  Wreaths & Crosses start at $150
  • Casket pieces start at $175

For sending sympathy flowers or basket to a grieving family member or friend:

  • The recipient's full name, address, and phone number (if sending to the home).
  • The recipient's full name, the business' complete name, address, and phone number (if sending to a workplace).
  • Some idea of what you would like to send.
  • How you would like the enclosure card signed.
  • Your credit card information.

Click on examples of Sympathy Arragements to enlarge.

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Some of the funeral homes we service are listed below.
Please contact us for funeral homes not on the list.

Cochran Funeral Home
905 High Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-3361

DeVoe Funeral Service, Inc.
136 West Washington Avenue
Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-0046

Scala Memorial Home, Inc
124 High Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-2420

Warren Hills Memorial Home
234 West Washington Avenue
Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-0119

William J. Leber Funeral Home
15 Furnace Road
Chester, NJ 07930
908-879-3090

Coughlin Funeral Home
15 Academy Street
Califon, NJ 07830
908-832-2414