How to write the perfect message for sympathy flowers
It’s always hard to find the right words to accompany condolence, funeral or sympathy flowers. Often you’re grieving, as is the person to whom you’re sending the flowers. Words that sooth, console and comfort are best.
To help at this difficult time, we’ve compiled some of the best tips and a few examples for getting the message for sympathy flowers right.
Which flowers, when and where?
Our team can help you choose the right flowers or have a look at our range of Sympathy Flowers.
What to write when sending flowers to the family?
A useful tip is to keep the message to three short sentences.
The first extends condolence, the second an appreciation for the life of the deceased and the third an offer of help. If you’re able to help in a tangible way, such as dropping around meals or taking care of their pet, be sure to mention it. Even after an offer of help, it can be hard for the grieving person/people to actually ask.
Some examples of messages for sympathy flowers include:
I am saddened to hear of the recent passing of your loved one. He/She was an amazing man/woman and I feel privileged to have been part of his/her life. I know this is a difficult time, so if we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to ask.
With sympathy, [your name]
We’re just so sorry for your loss and thinking of you all. We have the most wonderful memories of [deceased]. We know this won’t lessen the sadness, but we’ll take care of the mail until you make it home.
You’re always in our thoughts, [your name]
- If you don’t know the deceased’s family, it’s helpful to outline how you knew them and share some of the memories you had together
- Quote a great orator or poet if you simply can’t find the words for yourself
What to write when sending flowers to the funeral that are for the departed?
Some examples of messages for funeral flowers include:
In loving memory of [deceased]
May you Rest in Peace
You are welcome to speak to us today – pop in, call us or send us an email – so that we can help you to craft an appropriate message and advise on the perfect flowers for those sad occasions.