Whether you ring up the flower shop, or shop online 💻, you will inevitably be asked what you’d like to write on the card when organising flowers 💐 to be sent to a funeral. There are so many things you want to say, and so few ways it seems to say it. If you’re stuck trying to come up with something, the general rule of thumb is to keep it short — the card isn’t very big! The act of sending flowers speaks volumes, so the card (while nice) is just a 🍒 on top.
Simple phrases to keep it short and sweet
- Gone but never forgotten
- You will be sorely missed
- With deepest sympathies
- Our thought go out to you
- In loving memory
- Rest in the sweetest peace
- Always in my heart
- With heartfelt condolences
- Treasured memories
- Forever in our thoughts
- Sorry for your loss
- With love and fond memories
- We are so sorry for your loss
- Until we meet again
If you want to say something with a bit more substance
- May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
- You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you. You will be deeply missed.
- When a person becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
- Many friends come into our lives but only a few leave their footprints on our hearts.
- For the joy you gave and the precious memories you left behind for me to cherish, take all my love with you.
- You changed my life in countless ways. Thank you for everything.
- You were my strength in good times and bad, and for that I will forever be grateful.
- When you’re sad and drowning in grief, just know that grief is the opposite of joy. You can’t be feeling grief without having experienced great joy first.
- What we once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love becomes a part of us.
Sometimes it’s nice to add a little poem or rhyme
- Death leaves a heartache that nothing can heal, but love leaves a memory which no one can steal.
- Time may pass and fade away but memories of you will always stay.
- Although it’s difficult today to see beyond sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
- A light went out on Earth for me the day we said goodbye, and on that day, a star was born, the brightest in the sky.
If you’re religious, it can be nice to bring your spirituality into it 🙏
- Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless you and keep you in His care.
- May God grant your loved one the highest place in heaven.
- In God’s arms you can gently rest.
- Peace, prayers, and blessings.
If none of these fit the bill or how you are feeling, just try writing whatever comes to mind — it doesn’t have to be poetic or eloquent. If nothing you write seems appropriate, just sign your names so the recipient knows who sent them. You can also look at sending a card at a later date. 💛
Flowers are often a huge part of funeral services, and there’s no accounting for how many people will send some. 💐 When planning your own funeral, it’s a good thing to keep in mind. If you’d prefer people donate to charity in lieu of flowers, be sure to write that in your will. If you want to be more sustainable, there are plenty of ways to do that as well. If you don’t have a will yet, what are you waiting for? At Bequest, we make it simple to create your will online — sign up today!