When a friend or loved one needs hospitalization, it’s important to sympathize, show support and let them know you care. Sending flowers is a great way to do all of that. Flowers are a beautiful way to communicate your feelings, well-wishes, and hope. They also are proven to lift spirits and bring a smile to your recipient’s face. But with so many choices, selecting the most appropriate flowers can be a big task.
The professionals at Welke’s Florist are here to break down the process for you, step by step, with tips and tricks for selecting the best blooms, sending the message you want to convey, and navigating hospital policies along the way. Read on for some great tips about sending get-well flowers.
Send the Perfect Get-Well Blooms
While it’s always nice to receive a bouquet of flowers, sending get-well flowers can be a little more involved. It’s important to think about the situation and circumstances in a hospital setting before you send your fabulous blooms. Here are some tips on how to send appropriate flowers to the hospital.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Hospital rooms are full of medical personnel and hospital staff who may or may not be allergic to certain types of flowers. Select more hypoallergenic varieties like orchids that will not set off allergies of allergy-prone individuals.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that will last for a while are a great option because your recipient can bring them home after their stay. Low-maintenance varieties make a great gift as they allow your loved one to focus on healing and recovery.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. To lift spirits and brighten drab hospital rooms, choose options like our Brighten Your Day Bouquet that are bright and happy. A cheerful bouquet with colorful blooms will cheer your patient on to recovery.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Big, showy floral bouquets are a wonderful thought but could get in the way in a busy hospital room. Instead, opt for a more compact design like our Be Happy Bouquet that will stay out of the way during your patient’s hospital stay.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. In a busy hospital room, flowers can be dropped, moved or bumped. Send blooms in durable containers to ensure your flowers will be protected in case they are knocked over.
Brighten Your Day Bouquet
Be Happy Bouquet
Send Meaningful Blooms
The flowers you send will also deliver a particular message. For centuries, and across cultures, each type of flower symbolizes a sentiment for its recipient. Take a look at some popular get-well flowers and the messages they convey. Many of these are seen in our Best Day Bouquet.
- Lilies: With their trumpeted blooms and bright colors, lilies are a beautiful symbol of life and good fortune.
- Sunflowers: These sunny yellow flowers with bright petals and big faces bring tidings of long life and good fortune.
- Carnations: These frilly favorites can also be found in many different colors, and send messages of love and good luck.
- Snapdragons: These happy blooms are a great way to lift spirits and convey thoughts of grace and strength.
- Roses: These classic beauties always make fabulous gifts and can symbolize faith and encouragement.
- Chrysanthemums: Mums can be found in many different colors, shapes, and varieties, and often symbolize optimism, joy and long life.
Best Day Bouquet
Be sure to communicate with your local hospital about their preferred delivery times and which floors accept flower deliveries. Once you know this information, relay it to your florist when you order your flowers. Don’t forget to let them know the full name and address of your hospital as well as the full name and address of the name and room number of your recipient. From there, Welke’s Florist will do the rest. We’re happy to deliver our fresh, beautiful blooms to any friend or loved one and help them get well quickly.
For sample Get Well messages to include with your flowers, or tips on how to write the perfect Get Well message, visit our Card Messaging page.