What message to send with your sympathy flowers?

Beloved Flower Lover,

A really good friend’s mother died yesterday and we thought others could benefit from ideas about what to write in a sympathy card or note of condolence.

Please feel free to combine phrases and write what feels natural and comfortable to you.  Your friend or loved one is going to really appreciate that you are acknowledging their grief and honouring their loss.

We also suggest to you to write a personal note sharing a memory of the deceased.  Most people say that receiving cards with personal joyful memories helps them in their healing journey.  They want to recall the happy memories of their loved one and when you share some special aspects of your relationship with the deceased, it brings love, kindness and relief to their heart.

If you did not have a personal relationship with the deceased, it’s ok too. Don’t stretch to make up a memory.  Just know that your note of sympathy will be fully appreciated.

  • You are in my thoughts.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • We are thinking of you.
  • We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
  • With deepest sympathy,
  • My sincere sympathy,
  • Our warmest condolences,
  • With heartfelt condolences,
  • Please accept my condolences,
  • We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of “name of deceased”.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of “name of the deceased”.
  • With caring thoughts,
  • With loving memories of “name of deceased”,
  • Sent with love and remembrance,
  • Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
  • “Name of Deceased” will remain in our hearts forever.
  • We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
    We send you thoughts of comfort.
  • Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
  • With love and hugs,
  • We will miss “name of deceased”.
  • We share comfort in knowing “name of deceased” is no longer suffering.  We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without “name of deceased”.
  • Remembering you and “name of deceased” in our minds and in our hearts.
  • With thoughts of peace and courage for you,
  • We send you thoughts of peace and courage.
  • Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about  “name of deceased” death.  We are here to support you in your grieving process.  With sincere sympathy,
  • “Name of deceased” brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him/her!
  • May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
  • Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
  • May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more….   Sufi Blessing
  • Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. From a Headstone in Ireland
  • Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.&   Author Unknown
  • If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.   Beth Mende Conny
  • They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.  Death cannot kill what never dies.  William Penn
  • To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.   Thomas Campbell
  • Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.   Robert Louis Stevenson
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens…    Author Unknown
  • Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.   William Wordsworth
  • You don’t get over it, you just get through it.  Your don’t get by it, because you can’t get around it.  It doesn’t ‘get better’; it just gets different.  Everyday… Grief puts on a new face….   Wendy Feireisen
  • Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy.   Author Unknown
  • When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.   Author Unknown
  • I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.  They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.  Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.  We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.   Leo Buscaglia

Warmly,

The Team,

The London Flower Lover

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22 Responses to What message to send with your sympathy flowers?

  1. abbspepper says:

    We had a string of deaths in the family – 5 in 14 months. The best and most cheering of the flowers (made us cry too) were a big, colourful bunch of blooms bursting with life, with a note that said the flowers were to give us a glorious reminder of life and beauty when everyone’s thoughts were of death and loss. Whenever we saw them, they pulled us for a few moments out of the bleak spiral of grief and chaos that come with a death.

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  2. Mondrak says:

    They are some great phrases to use at extremely difficult times

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  3. ordinarytao says:

    This is a quote from McKiernan’s Iron Tower trilogy: “Alone thou sailed away upon a darkling sea, but there will come a day when I will sail with thee.”

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  4. Clanmother says:

    Thank you for being there during the difficult and painful journey of saying goodbye. Sometimes we simply do not know what to say, how to act, what protocol to follow. Then we worry if we said or did something inappropriate. I have saved this post in “my special thoughts.” Profound, moving and full of joy. When my father passed away, I happened to read a quote from Rabindranath Tagore that helped me: “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.”

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  5. catnipoflife says:

    It is sometimes so difficult to put together the right words during a time of loss for any family, immediate and friends. Thank you for sharing this post and the thoughtfulness behind its context. I ditto Clanmother. Rabindranath Tagore has always been one of my favorites for inspirational and special quotes.

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    • Thank you for taking the time to remind others how useful this it is to have a set of prepared words that you can mix and match to suit. Yes we have been visiting the family and sharing in offering our loving support. It’s always such a humble time to share someone’s grief.

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  7. Victoria says:

    Wishing you and your friends’ families the comfort and love of each other in this difficult time.

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  8. Thanks for the post. I have a really hard time knowing what to say in those kinds of difficult situations. You want to say something but most things sound trite. Great ideas!

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  9. This is why I wrote the post I did the other day, too. Sometimes there is nothing we *can* do but be vulnerable to the pain alongside those who are suffering, speak a word of solace, give our love and attention, send flowers. Thank you for a lovely post in the same vein.
    xo
    Kathryn

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    • We find that flowers offer a floralicious opportunity to express the energy of love and to move us away from ideas of fear, anger, grief, sadnes etc. Yes, it’s a unique expression that we offer here. We love the act of re-greening, to have come through us, what can only come through us, in the same way. We write and do flowers and give ourselves the permission to offer this as a lifeline. It’s often a way to life to give ourselves permission letting our unique voice to flow. To love that inner critic. We love up on the scared little girl and boy within us all.

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      We allow the expression of the little voice and how well to give the little girl or little boy to voice uniquely.

      We use flowers to express the floralicious approach to life. Flowers are our way to integrate this all. We noticed that it taps us into an abundance love. Creative self expression with flowers should be right up there with diet and exercise to help us to all flourish. So thank you for popping by. Thank you. This work is from the divine. We give thanks to the great Mother as she teaches us how to tap into that vein of Gold in the earthiness of our desires.

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