When someone you love is staying in the hospital, you want to show how much you care. A great way to do this is by sending cards, gifts, and especially flowers. Flowers have been proven to encourage healing and lift spirits like nothing else. But with so many flowers to choose from, making a decision can be difficult.
Floral designers at City Line Florist are here to help you choose the most appropriate flowers to send to the hospital and inform you about different meanings flowers can have. Also, we’ll guide you in the steps you should take when having flowers delivered to the hospital. Read on to gain valuable tips, tricks, and advice about sending get well flowers.
How to Send Get-Well Flowers to the Hospital
Sending flowers is always a great idea. But, when you’re sending get-well flowers, it can be important to think through a few aspects of your recipient’s circumstances. Hospitals can have strict policies, cramped rooms and lots of other people to consider. Here are some tips to consider when sending flowers to medical facilities.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. While it should go without saying, it is important to choose bright, happy blooms. Something cheerful and colorful will spruce up any drab hospital room as well as your recipient’s spirits.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that are long-lasting will be something your loved one can take home with them when they leave the hospital. Low-maintenance blooms will mean more time and energy can be put into recovery for your patient.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Even if your recipient is not allergic to flowers, many medical personnel and hospital staff members will be in and out of your recipient’s room during their stay. Opt for hypoallergenic blooms like asters, bells of Ireland or snapdragons to protect the allergy-prone.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. While big, showy flowers can be a delight, in a tight hospital room with lots of equipment, sometimes opting for a compact container is the better choice.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. Hospitals can be cramped spaces so be sure to choose flowers that come in sturdy material like wood, plastic or woven wicker baskets.
Bells of Ireland
Tips for Choosing Flowers with Symbolic Meaning
For centuries flowers have carried a particular meaning with them, depending on the variety and color. To choose flowers that convey or symbolize a special meaning, take a look at some of the more popular get-well flowers, many found in our Perfectly Cheerful Bouquet, and the meetings they symbolize.
- Carnations: Fresh, ruffly blooms in a variety of colors characterize this flower that symbolizes love and good luck.
- Alstroemeria: Bold and tropical, this bright flower is an iconic symbol for strength and withstanding life’s many trials.
- Sunflowers: Sunny and bold with yellow petals surrounding a brown disk, sunflowers represent good luck and lasting happiness.
- Daisies: These sweet, happy blooms with symmetric petals around a middle disk symbolize new beginnings and cheerful.
- Roses: Classic, beautiful and fragrant, roses can stand for anything from good fortune to cheerful wishes.
- Iris: Meaning “rainbow” in Greek, this deep blue or purple bloom symbolizes good luck.
Perfectly Cheerful Bouquet
When you have selected the perfect arrangement for your loved one that says exactly what you mean, it’s time to send it to the hospital. But first, give your hospital a call to determine preferred delivery times. Make sure you know your patient’s room number, then convey this information along with the hospital‘s full name and address and your patient’s full name and room number to the florist as you order your flowers. City Line Florist will be happy to take it from there. Our professionals will create, design, and deliver your chosen bouquet in a timely and efficient manner. Call them today and let us help you send the best get-well flowers to your friends and loved ones.
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.