February 17, 2022 3 min read
Knowing what to say and do when someone dies is always difficult. It’s never easy to put into words how you are feeling, but a simple note of condolences can be incredibly comforting to someone when they are grieving. Sending flowers and a card is perhaps the simplest way to let someone know that you are thinking about them.
But where exactly do you start? Writing a card for the funeral flowers is probably one of the most difficult tasks when someone passes away. You want to be sincere and serious, but you also want to be personable. You want to make sure it’s meaningful, but with so little space to work with, it’s often easier to fall back on a classic message of condolence.
When writing your message, remember to keep it short. A sentence or two should be enough to say what you need to say. Remember that this message will be included with the flowers. If you would like to say more, sending a condolence card might be more appropriate.
The note in the funeral flowers is typically addressing the person who has left us. It might seem odd, but it’s akin to a final goodbye. While the notes may be gathered up and kept as a keepsake by friends and family, you should think of the funeral flower card as a note for the deceased.
All flowers should be accompanied by a message so that the recipient knows who sent them. This will allow them to send a thank you note after the funeral. Including a short message is also customary.
If you didn’t know the person very well, it can feel odd writing a note about them. You could use some of the simple examples below to express your thoughts more easily:
Below are some examples of short and slightly longer notes you could include in the funeral flowers for a close family member such as a mum, dad or grandparent.
Sleep peacefully mum, I’ll miss you always.
Thanks for the strength, I need it now more than ever.
You will always be in my heart. Sleep well, mum.
To the best mum I could have ever asked for, there are no words to say how much I will miss you.
Mum, I will cherish every moment we spent together.
I’ll miss you, mum. I hope Grandma is there with you.
I love you, dad.
You’ll always be in my thoughts.
You’ve changed my life in so many ways, I’ve lost count. Thanks for being the best dad a son could ask for.
There are no words to say how much I will miss you. Sleep tight, dad.
Life won’t be the same without you. I’ll miss you always.
You’ve been there for me through thick and thin, thank you for everything. Love you always.
Gone but never forgotten.
Thanks for being light in the darkness. I’ll miss you always.
Your kindness and compassion made me a better person, I’ll always be grateful for your love.
I will always carry your memory close to my heart.
You were an inspiration in my life. I wish we had more time together.
I’ll miss your kindness, wisdom and wit. Rest in peace.
You made me who I am today, thanks for everything and I hope I can make you proud.