Sending flowers to a friend or loved one in the hospital is thoughtful and encouraging. Flowers can bring a smile to a person’s face, happy colors to the hospital room, and well wishes for a speedy recovery. But before you send flowers, make sure you’ve reviewed our guide to sending flowers to hospitals!
Durocher’s Florist wants to help you choose and send the perfect blooms to any Springfield area medical center in a timely fashion. Read on for advice on which flowers are the best to send, what they mean for your patient, and how to handle strict hospital policies about live foliage and deliveries.
Our Professional Guide to Choosing Get-Well Flowers
Of course, it’s the thought that counts when sending flowers for any reason. But when that reason is to cheer and encourage someone as they heal, there are a few important things to remember. Consider these tips when choosing get-well flowers for a friend or loved one.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Bold, colorful flowers will create a cheerful atmosphere in a drab hospital room. Beautiful floral designs can be a huge boost to someone’s spirit, encouraging them to get well quickly.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Hospital facilities are typically tight, cramped spaces. Choose flowers in compact designs to keep them out of the way.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. In the event your arrangement is knocked over or needs to be moved, a sturdy container will be a helpful detail.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Allergies are no fun, especially in medical facilities. Be sure you choose hypo-allergenic varieties of flowers, like asters and alstroemeria, featured in our Dancing Butterflies Bouquet, so everyone can enjoy them.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Opt for plants and flowers like our English Country Garden Design that can be taken home and enjoyed for a long time. Also, if the design is easy to care for, your patient will be able to appreciate it as they continue to recover at home.
Dancing Butterflies Bouquet
English Country Garden Design
How to Choose Something Meaningful
For centuries, people across time and cultures have relied on the symbolism behind flowers to convey their particular meanings. Here are some popular get-well flowers and the sentiments they represent:
- Lilies: These beauties come in a multitude of colors and varieties, always offering messages of life and good fortune.
- Heather: Soft, low-growing and brilliantly blue or purple, heather is often sent to deliver messages of good luck and protection.
- Sunflowers: Send warm wishes of long life and lasting happiness with big, bold sunflowers to brighten any hospital room.
- Daisies: Happy and cheerful, daisies stand for new beginnings and sincere cheerfulness. The daisies and sunflowers in our Garden of Wellness Bouquet send beautiful messages of hope and cheer.
- Roses: With their beauty and grace, yellow or orange roses can symbolize hope, fondness, and positivity.
- Chrysanthemums: Symbolizing optimism, long life, and joy, mums come in many different varieties and colors.
Garden of Wellness Bouquet
Be sure you check with your local hospital about their policies and procedures for flower deliveries before sending blooms to your loved one. They may have preferred delivery times or certain floors on which flowers are not permitted. Once you know their rules, be sure to communicate those details, the medical facility’s full name, and address, and your patient’s full name and room number to your floral professionals to ensure a smooth delivery process. The experts at Durocher’s Florist create the freshest, brightest get-well arrangements around. We’re pleased to deliver your selection in a friendly, timely manner. Talk to us about your options for get-well flowers today.
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.