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Sending flowers after a death is a time-honored tradition. When you send flowers, it shows respect for the person who has died and comforts the family during their time of grief. If the death occurs during winter, it may be appropriate to send a seasonal arrangement, particularly if the holidays were important to the person who has died.

Many different options are beautiful during this meaningful time of year. You can choose all red, all white, or a combination of the two. You can include evergreens in the arrangement, or even choose a potted evergreen to send to the family so that they can keep it for far longer than the average floral arrangement will last. Poinsettias in pots can also last a long time. Sometimes, the family chooses to take these lovely plants home with them, and sometimes people choose to send them directly to the family home, as sympathy flowers rather than funeral flowers.

Your florist will know exactly how to create an appropriate, beautiful, and meaningful arrangement. Some of the popular flowers used during winter include amaryllis, red roses, white lilies, and red or white carnations. These beautiful blooms can be formed into wreaths or sprays or set into containers, to make striking and lovely arrangements that will provide comfort to the family of the person who has died.

The Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose is committed to providing a sacred place, where you and your family can remember loved ones in a peaceful and hope-filled setting. If you have questions, we’re happy to answer them. We have three locations: Calvary Catholic Cemetery in San Jose, Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos, and St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Milpitas. If you’d like to know more about our properties, or you need to know where to send flowers, you can contact us through our website, or call Calvary at 833-428-0379, Gate of Heaven at 833-304-0763, or St. John the Baptist at 833-428-0379.




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