What flowers are appropriate for an Asian funeral?

ImageFor those who are not familiar with the traditions of Asian cultures the following etiquette tips will help ensure that the flowers you send impart an appropriate and sympathetic message.

In any circumstance, your best option is to consider the local traditions. In Asian funerals, the color of the flower you send is very significant. White flowers are usually the best and safest choice. However, yellow chrysanthemums are also a traditional funeral flower for those honoring Chinese, Korean and Japanese customs.

In Chinese cultures, cut flowers such as white or yellow mums are appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns about sending funeral flowers, you might want to contact the funeral home or a family friend or relative who can provide you with more information.

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