is a content creator and brand strategist in entertainment media (film, TV, digital, publishing, live events). She holds a BA in Literature & Film from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.
Lynn is the founder/CEO of LIGHTS OUT ENTERPRISES, planning meaningful experiences to remember and tribute videos of a narrative nature (www.LightsOutEnterprises.com). She is the author of four novels and two non-fiction grief guidebooks. Her novels include the popular trilogy series THE FUNERAL PLANNER and the digital series featuring Joss Stone and Fame’s Cynthia Gibb. Her screenwriter-producer credits include MGM/UA's "Youngblood," Tri-Star/Columbia Pictures "I Love you to Death," "True Vinyl," and the Fine Living Network's popular series "i::Design."
She is currently in the process of turning THE FUNERAL PLANNER trilogy novels into a feature film with award-winning comedy director Donald Petrie ("Miss Congeniality," "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days"). THE FUNERAL PLANNER was inspired by the loss of her father and brother which set her on a personal path in shifting the experience of grieving into a creative healing process. Her work in spiritual psychology has unveiled for her an innate knowing that life and death are mirrors on a theme of transition.
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.
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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.