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When somebody passes away, you may feel obliged to do something in order to respect the deceased even if you didn’t know them very well. Sending flowers can be a simple way of expressing your condolences but knowing what to write on funeral flowers can be an emotionally challenging process to go through. A few words are all that’s needed when it comes to funeral messages, but it’s essential to choose these words wisely. An important thing to consider is the deceased beliefs when choosing what to say as your own might not be appropriate to share.

Selecting the Right Flowers

Traditionally, flowers represent new life and growth. The natural beauty of flowers can help bring a sense of warmth and comfort at a funeral. Today, flowers are not mandatory, but they are one way that people express their love for the deceased and sympathy for their family and friends. There are no particular types of flowers that should be sent to a funeral. There are, of course, many favourites, but it’s ultimately down to you what ones you choose. Carnations, orchids, gladioli, lilies, and roses are traditionally used in funeral flower arrangements. In particular, white lilies represent peace and celebration. While, red roses are renowned for communicating love.

Things to Consider When Writing A Message

The message that you include on flowers doesn’t need to be long or be a work of art. A few meaningful words that acknowledge loss and offers sympathy is all that is needed. A short sentence or couple of lines is more than enough to express your condolences. As long as your message comes from the heart and is sincere, then it will be warmly welcomed. You can use some of our simple tips when writing your own message:

  • If you are struggling with what to say, then keep your message short. As we previously mentioned, a few words are enough to get your feelings across.
  • If you plan on going for a slightly longer message, then share something personal about the deceased. This could be a memory that you both experienced together.
  • If their family follow a particular faith, then you should avoid a religious message to avoid making them feel uncomfortable.

If you are still a little bit unsure of what to include in your message, then the examples below should give you an idea or help inspire you to write your own. The majority of them are also suitable for a wreath if you are sending one as opposed to a regular bunch of flowers.

  • Thinking of you during this difficult time.
  • My thoughts go out to you and your family.
  • Sending my love.
  • With my deepest sympathy.
  • You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Rest in peace.
  • You will be sorely missed.
  • In loving memory.
  • With love to you and your family.
  • You will never be forgotten.

S. Stibbards & Sons Are Here to Help

If you would like help writing a message for your loved one’s flowers, then our friendly and compassionate can help you. We have five generations of experience serving the local communities in South-East Essex. If you would like to talk to us, then please get touch through our contact page today.


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