A study funded by the Society of American Florists and the American Floral Endowment showed the assumptions behind sympathy petals to be true: they symbolize love, care and concern for those affected by the loss of someone special. More than 50 percent of surveyed individuals said receiving plants or petal arrangements helped them cope with grief. The findings also emphasized the impact of funeral petals during the service. Here petals not only create a setting of comfort and warmth, but also serve as a living memorial to a loved one, even after the day of the funeral. Petal Creations offers a private consultation room for families who wish to celebrate the life of a loved one with petals as part of their funeral arrangements, in addition to free delivery to funeral homes.