Tips for Writing Funeral Flower Messages

Sending a card or flowers with a heartfelt message after the passing of a loved one can be a comforting gesture; for you, as well as for the recipient. However, when it comes to saying goodbye to a loved one, it can be hard to find the right words to express how you feel. 

You’re not alone; many of us can find ourselves trying to write a funeral flowers’ message for the grieving family and realise we’re unsure how to express our feelings. It can be surprisingly hard to summarise our sadness and offer our support in a few short lines in a card message. We’ve put together a guide with a range of ideas to help get you started.

Finding inspiration: ideas for funeral flowers messages

There’s nothing wrong with keeping your funeral flowers’ message simple. Just a few words can be more than enough to show how much you care and can offer real comfort to those going through difficult times after a loved one’s passing. What’s more, cards sent with flowers can often be small, and not leave much room for lengthy messages. We’ve included some short, sweet examples below:

  • Rest in peace
  • Always in our hearts
  • Sleep peacefully
  • Forever in our hearts
  • In loving memory
  • So sorry for your loss
  • With deepest sympathy
  • With fondest memories
  • Treasured memories
  • You are the brightest star in the sky
  • Rest peacefully
  • Our thoughts are with you
  • God is with you
  • In celebration of life
  • With heartfelt condolences
  • Gone but not forgotten
  • ‘Til we meet again
  • Sending love your way

If you have the space to write something a little longer, take a look at the ideas below and see if any of them resonate with you:

  • You will be missed by us all
  • Words can’t begin to express our sorrows
  • Your loss leaves a huge gap in our lives
  • We’ll always love you and miss you so much
  • We are so sorry for your loss
  • Our hearts go out to you and your family
  • We can’t be with you in person, but we are with you in spirit always
  • A light has gone out of our lives, but our happy memories will remain
  • When a person becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure
  • A silent thought, a special prayer, for a special person in God’s care
  • You will be deeply missed, and live on forever in our hearts
  • Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time
  • You brought so much joy into our lives, and you made the world a better place. Rest in peace.

If you have a little more space available on a card and would like to share a longer message, you might find something that reflects how you feel in the options below.

  • Time may pass and fade away, but the memories of your will always stay
  • Many friends come into our lives, but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts
  • Like a beautiful flower, (name of deceased)’s memory will bloom in our hearts year after year.
  • There is no way to express my sorrow for you, so I’ll say it the only way I know how: I’m sorry for your loss and for your grief
  • May the road rise up to meet you and may the wind be always at your back
  • Today is the beginning of a difficult journey of saying goodbye. We will walk beside you as you grieve, supporting you in both sadness and the joy of memories

It’s worth mentioning that if you find yourself in doubt about what to write, and none of the options above feel quite right to you, it could be worth considering song lyrics that you find meaningful — or it can be best to simply write what you might say in person to the bereaved. 

Ultimately, writing a card to send with funeral flowers is an opportunity to say goodbye to the loved one who’s passed away — and to offer your sympathies to their family. There’s no need to worry too much or overthink your choice of words; whatever message you choose will be the right one, when it comes from the heart.

For more information about funeral flowers, please get in touch with your local funeral director.

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