Posted On 09 Jun 2018
A funeral is an event that inspires sadness and heavy hearts, and knowing exactly what to say to express sympathy is not always easy. Many individuals worry that they will say the wrong thing. However, it is important to remember that writing a personal note to let someone know that you are thinking of them during this difficult time will mean a lot, even if you are not completely sure of what to say. So what is the best thing to include in funeral flower messages?
When it comes to expressing your condolences, it is important that whatever you write along with your funeral flowers is heartfelt and not filled with cliches. You want it to be clear that you care, and therefore you want what is written to be true and touching to the person who is receiving them. If you like, there is nothing wrong with jotting a few things down on a piece of paper to find your groove and see what will work best with your sympathy note.
If you knew the deceased, it’s a nice touch to include a brief line regarding a memory you have of them. Be sure to keep it simple, and try to stay away from expressing that you know how the individual feels. While this may be expressed with good intentions, it is better left unsaid. A nice touch is to offer to be there for the person you are writing to and to offer to help with anything that you can. But be sure to only offer what you can deliver on. For example, if you can aid with food preparation and delivery write this down.
There is nothing wrong with keeping a note simple and using only one or two written lines. In fact, the more simple your note the better. Also, you will want to use a pen that is equipped with either blue or black ink. Using a pen that is equipped with a bright ink color, such as pink or red, could look insensitive and as if you did not give the pen you used any thought.
When you write your message to go along with your funeral flowers, be sure to identify yourself. This will let the individual know that the flowers and the message you sent was from you, and give them the opportunity to respond to any offers you may have given or thank you for your condolences.
It’s important to be aware that it’s not a good idea to write the words, “dead” or “died.” Rather, the best thing to do is to stay as positive as you can and let the person you are writing to know that they are in your thoughts and you care for them.
One great idea when it comes to sending funeral flower messages is to send a card. If you choose this route, just be sure that you select a card that is appropriate for the person who will be receiving it. For example, a lot of cards expressing sympathy and condolences make reference to religion or faith. If you are not sure what the beliefs are of the person you are writing to, it may be best to select a card that is simple and does not use any religious imagery or statements. Of course, you should write a short line along with the card, or include a signature along with your phone number or a return address.
Funerals are solemn occasions, but when it comes to funeral flower messages use this guide to help you write a note that will not only help to lift the spirits of whomever you are writing to but complement the flowers you send in a beautiful, loving way.