Floral grave images can add to a memorial, bringing a sense of sorrow, love and warmth to your loved one’s final resting place. They can also add brightness and colour, helping celebrate their life rather than mourn it.
There is no end to the number of designs for floral grave images, with some flowers having specific meanings. A rose, for example, signifies everlasting love and beauty. Two roses indicate the memorial is for a couple. Other indications of undying love are myrtles and tulips.
Peoples humility may be commemorated by violets and ferns. Ferns are also the national flower of New Zealand and may be used to show nationality too, as do New Zealand commonwealth war graves. Other flowers that are linked to nationality are thistles for Scots and shamrocks for Irish.
Buds, daisies and lilies however, are more commonly associated with children. They are more likely to represent the innocence of a child and purity. Everlasting life and rebirth is symbolised by ivy, corn, lotus and marigold. Brighter flowers, sunflowers being an example, are signs of celebrating life.
You may however not wish to have such bright or celebratory floral grave images. If you prefer a more traditional sorrowful image, then willows and wreaths are more appropriate.
Depending on the material of your headstone, floral grave images may be hand carved, laser etched or sandblasted. They can be the same colour as the lettering, or if you prefer to add some brightness then original colours work just as well.
Modern techniques mean that we can bespoke the image to your requirements. At Sarsfield Memorials we are able to guide you on what techniques and colours work best with different materials. If you would like to discuss floral grave images as part of a new memorial or adding to an existing one, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.