Does the Sister give flowers when her brother passes away?
by Doug Clarke
(Brisbane Qld Australia)
Is it correct etiquette for the sister to give flowers on the death of her brother?
Jul 19, 2011
by: Wendy (Modern Manners and Etiquette)
Thank you for your question.
I am sorry to hear about the loss in the family. It is difficult to lose a sibling. Each member of the family will have different feelings and ways to express their love for their brother at this time.
There are so many ways to show your feelings and flowers are very appropriate for anyone to give. When my father-in-law passed away each of the children gave flowers that were his favorite. It was a very meaningful way to show their love for him. My mother-in-law was touched that they would remember something like that for him.
There are beautiful arrangements that have the word "Brother" written on the ribbons. They can be made up of his favorite flowers or in his favorite colors.
There are special meanings with different flowers. Funeral Flower Etiquette (www.http://www.modern-manners-and-etiquette.com/funeral-flower-etiquette.html) has some wonderful examples of this, as well as ideas of the types of arrangements to give.
At this time of loss, expressing love in any form is a wonderful way to begin the healing.