When you work in the flower industry, you work in an emotional business. You become involved in the most meaningful moments of your customers’ lives, big and small. Flowers are important markers of the most cherished events of our lives, and Peoples Flower Shops knows that everyone has a story about a time when flowers really mattered. Today, we’re sharing one.
Sympathy and remembrance flowers can be some of the most touching and vividly remembered gestures of a person’s life, as one of our customers demonstrates in telling her story:
“The wall of flowers and plants on the altar and lining the vestibule of the church is one of my most vivid memories of my uncle’s funeral. He hadn’t been sick long, and he wasn’t old enough that his death was expected. Having lived in multiple cities and traveled all over the country for work, many people who were able to make the trip to Atlanta for his service made arrangements to be there in a rush. Nearly every pew in the church was full.
As we gathered for the service, we were all so touched by the outpouring of affection and appreciation from people all over the country. Their sentiments were expressed in cards attached to plant and flower baskets, so many that we knew there were some representing the people who couldn’t be there. And for a lot of those people, card messages expressed what was too painful to say in person.
Reading the cards, along with my aunts and cousins, we gained a greater appreciation for how many lives John had touched and how fondly he would be remembered by people whom I’d never met. Those remembrances and condolences will always be cherished and appreciated by all who were there to gather in his honor that day.”