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Here are some things you should remember when purchasing and sending flowers and gifts around the world. It will make it quick, easy, and hassle-free.

Tips for Sending Internationally

If you’re looking to send flowers or gifts internationally, it’s helpful to know about any geographic and cultural differences. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is here to make your gifting experience quick, easy, and hassle-free with these tips for sending internationally!

  • Be conscious of time zone differences.
  • Know that holidays in other countries may be celebrated on different days than in the U.S. Click here to view our holiday calendar
  • Plan to send your gift at least a few days ahead of the day you need it to arrive so that your gift is sure to be received on time.
  • Gather specific delivery information and calculate any extra international charges. For instance, rural or hard-to-find locations or expedited shipping may require additional charges.
  • Delivery schedules may vary in different countries, however, most flower and gift deliveries usually take two to three days.
  • Deliveries require more time if the order is placed on a public holiday.
  • Make sure you have the correct address and spellings for recipient, street, city and province names. You may find the following resource helpful: address lookup (Select Country from drop down menu, and select your destination country).
  • Always use 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to place your international orders. Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee means that your flowers and gifts will arrive fresh and beautiful — every time.
  • If you have any questions on placing an order or finding out the status of an existing international delivery, call us anytime at 1-800-858-5039.

When a friend or loved one passes away, many people want to send funeral flowers as a symbol of their love and a show of heartfelt condolences to the family and other mourners at the service. The options for funeral flowers include: arrangements for the casket, standing arrangements such as floral crosses or wreaths, as well as smaller baskets or arrangements. However, etiquette dictates what type of arrangement is appropriate as not all funeral flowers should be sent by anyone.

Funeral Flower Etiquette at the Service

For the most part, flowers for the top or inside of the casket itself and large standing floral wreaths or sprays are generally sent only by the immediate family. The type of funeral flowers appropriate for friends or co-workers of the deceased are usually smaller standing sprays or flower baskets that can be displayed at the funeral service or at the home of the family.

Send Flowers to the Home of the Family

If you are not able to attend the funeral service, you can still send sympathy flowers to the family's home as all funeral flowers do not need to be at the service. The most common options for a sympathy gift to the home are a vase of beautiful flowers or a floral basket. Fruit baskets or gifts of gourmet food are also appreciated at the home of the family when they receive mourners.

Rely on the Experts

No matter what type of funeral flowers you need, the expert Sympathy Advisors at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM® will be able to help you with selection and ordering, and they will arrange for delivery to the funeral service location or family home. All funeral flowers on 1-800-FLOWERS.COM are thoughtfully designed by their creative florists, and the designs include traditional flowers for the funeral service as well as more contemporary styles to have sent to the home of the family.

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