Easter is a time of religious significance to many
Christians across the nation. With Easter comes a time to reflect on certain
religious beliefs on grief, acceptance of loss and how to memorialize those
that have gone before us. The use of flowers is key in many religious and
secular Easter ceremonies and laying flowers down on gravesites and headstones
are a great way to memorialize those we've lost. Here are some of the best
flowers to place in time for Easter.
Lilies are one of the most common and popular of all Easter
flowers. They represent resurrection, celebration and new life. While the white
lily is the most popular for Easter (often known as the "Easter Lily"), there
are plenty of varieties, colors and arrangements that can be easily placed on a
headstone or in a home garden as a personal memorial. Orchids are the rare
exotic gems of the plant world. With countless color combinations, orchids
often signal that Spring is here. Leaving an orchid for a lost loved one can
show how much you treasured them in life and how that sentiment continues on
even after they have passed.
Daffodils are bright flowers that uplift any arrangement.
They can help bring color and height to any memorial floral arrangement or
memorial garden. Daffodils are bulbs, much like lilies, and they represent new
life and growth as they come up from their bulbs during the Spring often times
year to year once planted. Roses are a classical memorial flower and with the
coming of Spring, their colors are often more plentiful and bright. Roses
symbolize love, devotion and stand out beautifully in a gravestone planter or
in a garden.
With Easter upon us, it's important to remember those that
have passed while also doing all that's possible to move forward with positive
coping mechanisms. Flowers and flower symbolism has helped many cope with the
pain of loss and knowing what flowers mean and what they represent may ease
some of the hurt of grief.