Thursday, January 8, 2009

In Memory of...

Floral designers have one of the oddest jobs around. In any given day our work lives touch both life and death. Flowers are part of almost every type of ceremony all around the world. Ceremonies include welcoming a new birth, birthdays, parties, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, and even funerals. There have been a few days in my career when I prepared a wedding, funeral and graduation party all in the same time. Although they were three separate events, the one thing connected the three events was the quality of the arrangements. When people came into the shop they complimented us on the nice arrangements and never knew which were for the wedding or graduation and which was for the funeral. As trained florists we learned that the only real difference from funeral arrangements and others is the ribbon that is added at the very end. At DebraFlower we believe that funeral arrangements should honor the person lost and so it should be our most beautiful creation.

Florally yours,