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The Timeless Importance of Flowers

Without doubt, the arrangement and placement of flowers around the dead is humankind's oldest tribute, the oldest form of memorialization; the oldest act of mourning. We can go back 62,000 years, to a cave burial in Northern Iraq, where we'll find that a body was carefully placed on a bed of branches, leaves and flowers. You can also turn to the entombment of the “boy king” Tutankhamen in Egypt, where his sarcophagus was festooned with floral tributes.

But, there's more to it than that. Experts have found that flowers play a significant role in the grieving process experienced by those left behind.  Studies have also found that because of their soothing qualities, sympathy flowers displayed at funerals actually had a positive impact on the emotional well-being of the bereaved.

Here at the Cremation Society of St. Louis, LLC we've partnered with local florists to bring the beauty and comfort of flowers to those you love.

Click Here to view and order flowers. For questions about our flowers, please call 314-678-5245.