Nonetheless, it’s also important to write a meaningful accompanying message on the card for the flowers. The following tips will help you craft an appropriate and heartfelt note:
- Be succinct: a simple and clearly expressed comforting message is always the best choice when writing a flower card or note.
- Make it unique and personal. If you have a sweet memory that fits, you may include it.
- Be as sincere as you can, but don’t feel obligated to give an eloquent speech in a note or card.
- Think about what you would want to hear if someone close to you passed away, and write that down.
- Focus on the deceased, not your sympathy gift’s material implications.
- Look at other condolence messages for inspiration if you are unsure of what to say.
- Include the recipient’s name in the greeting. If you’ve never met them before, begin with “Dear Family” or “Dear Friends.”
- If possible, use their first and last names, even if they were well-known by another title (like “Grandma”). It shows you respect them as an individual rather than just as a member of their family/group.
With these tips in mind, here are some examples you can use to write your funeral flower card and sympathy note.
Addressing the deceased:
- We will miss you.
- You were such a positive person in my life, and I will always remember that about you.
- Thinking of you, your friends, and your family during this time.
- We will never forget you, [name].
- You left us fond memories that we will forever treasure in our hearts.
- You were a wonderful person, and we know you lived a full and happy life.
- You will always be in our hearts and memories.
- We will miss you, but your memory will always make us smile.
- Your memory is so special to us; it will live on forever in our hearts and minds.
- Thanks for the gift of you. May you rest in peace.
- In His arms, may you find peace.
Addressing the bereaved family:
- Please accept these flowers as a token of our love for you.
- May the dear soul find peace.
- We are all thinking of you right now, especially [child or partner].
- Cherish the memories.
- Thinking of you with love.
- Sharing in your sorrow as you remember John.
- May you find comfort.
- With deepest sympathy and prayers.
- May God grant you peace during this time.
- Sending you comforting hugs and healing prayers.
- May the flower that withered early turn into a star.
Consider including a poem or song written in tribute to the deceased person on your funeral flower card instead of writing out words yourself on paper.
If there are any poems or songs that particularly resonate with how much they meant to someone close enough, consider including one of those pieces instead.
Of course, some people prefer not to use these phrases and simply send flowers. But if writing something seems appropriate for you and your situation, these simple words will suffice.
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