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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING FUNERAL FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045
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What would #thanksgiving  be without one of our Elegant Traditions Centerpieces to add to your  #holiday  gathering!
Filled with hearty #fall  colored #flowers this #beaufitul  piece adds just the right amount of #elegance  with the mercury glass bowl. Order yours today! #supportlocal   #shopsmall   #localflorist  
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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING FUNERAL FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106
757-428-3045 WWW.BlackIrisFlorist.com
History and Importance of Sympathy Flower

The Oldest Tribute

The arrangement and placement of flowers around the dead is humankind’s oldest tribute, the oldest form of memorialization, the oldest act of mourning. This ancient activity was well documented by Dr. Ralph Solecki in his famous excavation in the Shandiar Cave in Northern Iraq.

Solecki discovered, in 1951, several burial sites in the Shandiar Cave. Eventually his discovery would place the subject of human burial into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest form of religious activity.

During his dig, Solecki submitted soil samples from the graves for pollen analysis to Arlette Leroi-Gourhan, a paleobotanist from Paris, France. Leroi-Gourhan found pollen and flower fragments from at least eight species of wild flowers. She declared the burials had occurred around 62,000 B.C. and that nether birds nor animals could have been responsible for the placement of the flowers. Therefore, she concluded that someone 62,000 years ago, had roamed the mountainside in the mournful task of collecting flowers for the funeral tribute.

Floral Symbols

Throughout history, flowers have been used to symbolize every aspect of the life cycle, from birth through death. For example, the fragility of life is symbolized by the flowers. To grow and expand, flowers require the proper conditions. The same is true for human beings. In death, flowers are used to symbolize how the beauty of creation is temporary; as surely as the flower must be cut from the stem, so it is with human life.

Flowers also have a particular aesthetic value in the face of death, for the beauty of the flower helps balance our emotional response to the perceived ugliness of death. Flowers help soften the raw imagery death leaves with survivors.

Finally, the colors of flowers have a specific symbolism, particularly in religious thought. For example, purple is a symbol of penitence and royalty, white is the symbol of joyous celebration and shining light, and green symbolizes nature and the freshness of growth.

We have the most beautiful funeral flowers www.BlackIrisFlorist.com

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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING HANUKKAH FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045

Blanket your holiday table in elegance with this lush white floral Christmas centerpiece. Beautiful white hydrangeas and lilies form a snow white cloud beneath three slender silver candles.

•White flowers, including hydrangeas, asiatic lilies and carnations - are combined with deep green salal, variegated pittosporum and silver leaves beneath three silver taper candles.

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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING HANUKKAH FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045

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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING HANUKKAH FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045


•A tin flower pail holds a large spray of white and blue flowers including white asiatic lilies, light blue delphinium, white dahlias, white larkspur, large white monte cassino asters, green button spray chrysanthemums and spiral eucalyptus.


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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING HANUKKAH FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045

As refreshing as an ocean spray. Sea blue hydrangea meet a wave of white snapdragons and dahlias in this ocean-inspired bouquet.

•Blue, white and green flowers including blue hydrangea, white dahlias, white snapdragons, pale green roses and green button mums are arranged in a cobalt blue glass vase.


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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING HANUKKAH FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045

Celebrate the season with this majestic centerpiece of sparkling silver and glamorous gold. Bright white lilies and winter greens arranged in a shimmering mercury glass bowl will cast a lovely light on any holiday table.


•This stunning arrangement includes white roses, white asiatic lilies, white miniature carnations, white button chrysanthemums, flat cedar, white pine and lemon leaf, accented with small silver pinecones, gold taper candles and silver ribbon.
•Delivered in BLACK IRIS FLORIST'S exclusive Mercury Glass bowl.






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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING HANUKKAH FLOWERS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045

Brighten the home with the peace and beauty of a bright blue sky. This beautiful bouquet pairs pure white flowers with deep blue blooms in a gorgeous blue glass vase.


•Blooms such as blue hydrangea, crème roses, graceful white oriental lilies, white alstroemeria, a white disbud mum, purple statice and lavender limonium are accented by seeded eucalyptus and salal in a stunning cobalt blue glass vase.


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BLACKIRISFLORIST.COM AMAZING CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
VIRGINIA BEACH & NORFOLK FLORIST 1724 VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD #106 757-428-3045

Don't show up to Christmas dinner empty handed! Charm your hostess, family and friends with this casual Christmas dinner centerpiece that's holiday flowers, a candle and a gift all in one.

•A glowing 6-inch pillar candle, plaid taffeta ribbon and delightful mini Christmas ornaments dress up this centerpiece of flat cedar, white pine, Douglas fir and red carnations.


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