What should funeral flowers say?
There is nothing easy about funerals. The passing of a loved one is a hard thing to experience and get through. It could be someone you had just met, someone who was close to someone who is close to you. Even family members you do not often see but have fond memories with. Death is something that is investable, so is sorrow and loss. If you know someone or you are someone who experiences a great loss of a loved one, sometimes comfort and thoughts are enough to help ease the burden or the weight.
Flowers are known for their beauty, but they are also known for the message and feel that they bring when they are in a room. They are not only gifts to show love, affection and gratitude but they are also for sympathy. Flowers are very versatile, especially with what they mean and sending flowers to a funeral can sometimes help ease the sorrow of those around it. If you know someone who had experienced a loss, make sure to make them feel your sympathy and that you are with them through this difficult time with funeral flowers. It is usually the simplest way of comfort, along with a personal message. If you are not familiar or are not sure of what to say or place in the funeral flowers you had just ordered or made, then read below to find out.
1. Funeral Flowers
You can order and buy any flower arrangement that is perfect for funerals from a local florist. There is no better thing to bring other than your words of sympathy and hugs than funeral flowers. There are many choices to choose from so make sure you take your time to choose the most appropriate one that you can think of. Other than the funeral flowers, there is the matter of the message that goes along with the funeral flowers. The most common message would be “Our deepest condolences”. But there are many other messages that you can consider putting or placing on your funeral flowers.
2. Tips on message composition for funeral flowers
Most people have a hard time or are at a loss of words especially during the time of grief. There is no right way to say ‘sorry’ for a loss or to make people feel that you are there for them, but it is always good to know the essential or important parts of composing a personal message. Do not be afraid of what you write as long as you have the best interest in heart. Here are some tips to remember when you are composing your personal message.
- The first thing you should always remember is to avoid trying to make it about you. Do not ever say ‘I know how you are feeling’ or something like that. You may have experienced a loss in your life but saying something like that would someone invalidate their grief as if it was something normal and should not be thought of so much. There is never a right time to use this phrase. Be compassionate with your letters and choose your words carefully. Comfort can come in various ways.
- Avoid putting messages like ‘they lived a full life’ like it was somehow something to have been looked forward to or something that was expected to happen. Regardless if the person had died of old age. Never compare losses as some people may take this the wrong way. Even if you have good intentions, just avoid comparisons and belittling their grief.
- Avoid sending a message through text or social media. The more impersonal you get the less real or sympathetic it would feel. Do not ask for details as it could be a hard thing to talk about and do not make false promises by saying that you would be there, or you are always there whenever they need you.
Here are some funeral messages that you can use in your personal letter for the one or family in grief. Make sure to keep it short, sweet, sympathetic and personal as much as possible. This would not only help the family find a little bit of solace in your words, but it would also not be such a heavy burden for them to read.
- With my deepest sympathy
- In loving memory
- You are in my thoughts and prayers
- Please acknowledge these flowers and hear the words we are unable to speak
- With heartfelt condolences
- Please know that we are here for you
- Thinking of you in these difficult times
- My thoughts are with you at your time of need
- Please accept our loving thoughts
- Sending our deepest sympathies during your time of loss
- I am here for you at this time of grieving
There are many other words you may add to give your message a more personal and sympathetic touch, especially if you are close to the one who is grieving. Just make sure to keep it simple and straight to the point so that they will not feel so obligated to read a long message while they grieve. Always consider the words you use carefully as sometimes the wrong use of words can give of another meaning. Lastly, always remember that there is nothing easy about loss, make sure you comfort the one in grief and not give them more reason to grieve.