Writing a sympathy card or funeral flower message isn’t always easy. When suffering a loss, it can feel difficult to find exactly the right words to say. Below are examples of simple and traditional messages to write on funeral flowers and sympathy cards.
What to write on funeral flowers (short)
– Gone but never forgotten
– In loving memory
– You showed me how to live
– Always in our hearts
– Loved and remembered
– Forever in our thoughts
– May you rest in peace
– You will be dearly missed
– Sleep peacefully
– With love and fond memories.
What to write on funeral flowers (longer)
– You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who met you; you will be sorely missed by everyone.
– The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
– Many friends come into our lives but only a few leave with their footprints on our hearts.
– God took you in his loving arms, He saw you needed rest. His garden must be beautiful, for He only takes the best.
– Time may pass and fade away but memories of you will always stay
– You were a breath of fresh air. The light that brightened every room.
– To me you were so special. Someone good and true. Never will I forget you; I thought the world of you.
What to write in a sympathy card
– Thinking of you in these difficult times
– Holding you close in my thoughts
– Our hearts and thoughts go out to you and your family
– Wishing you as much peace as possible during this painful time
– With heartfelt condolences
– May you find comfort in those around you
– Sending hugs and best wishes during this difficult time
– We feel blessed to have known [name] and their memory will live on in all of us.
What not write in a sympathy card
Try to avoid these phrases where possible:
– I understand how you’re feeling
– They lived a full life
– Everything happens for a reason
– They are in a better place
– At least they lived a long life
– You should …
– You will …
These are just a few examples of what to write on funeral flowers and whether it be short or long, the personal message is what’s truly important.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when writing your message:
– Think about how you could add your own personal touch by sharing a treasured memory or reminisce about what made your loved one so special.
-Always try to remain sensitive to the bereaved family’s beliefs when composing your message.
– If you’re really struggling to find the right words, often flowers with a short and simple message attached are all you need to let someone know they are present in your thoughts.
A lot of what we can say with funeral flowers can also be used in an obituary. This is a fantastic way for the wider community to gain an insight into a loved one who has passed away. You can create and share an online obituary and even send sympathy flowers by creating a free online memorial.