People have been sending flowers out for funerals for a very long time. Hundreds or years ago, flowers were used to mask the smell of the deceased. Now of course, we use flowers to show our love and support of the deceased and the surviving family members. We have come a long way since the time funeral flowers were used but, we still love to send flowers to say that we are sorry for a loss. Flowers are also sent to a funeral to show support or as a condolence gift.