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What To Write on Sympathy Flowers: Writing Condolences Cards

If you know someone who is going through a time of sorrow, you may want to express your condolences through a beautiful bouquet of sympathy flowers. But thinking of what to write on sympathy flowers can be difficult. That’s why the team at BloomBar have compiled a list of sympathy messages for flowers that are perfect for your friends, family or colleagues. Read on to get some inspiration. 

What to write on sympathy flowers & condolence cards

If someone close to you has passed away or is going through a difficult time, show them that you’re thinking of them with a meaningful message and a flower bouquet. Whether you want to share a memory or write a simplified message, composing a sympathy message is never an easy task. To help, we’ve created a list of examples that can get you started.

Messages for family

A family member’s passing is never an easy time. To share comfort, a greeting card and a flower bouquet will be greatly appreciated. 

Some examples of what you can write include:

  • My deepest sympathy for the loss of [name]. I will hold the special memories we shared together close to my heart.

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

[name] will be greatly missed and will always be remembered in a positive light.

I am deeply sorry about the loss of [name]. If you need anything, I’m here for you.

I will miss [name] and celebrate [his/her] memory. May [he/she] rest peacefully.

My heart is heavy at [name]’s loss. I will continue to think of the happy memories [he/she] shared with us.

Words cannot express our feelings of sadness on hearing the passing of [name].

I am deeply sorry about the loss of [name]. [He/She] was truly a blessing in this world. 

  • [name] brought happiness and laughter to all who met [him/her]. [She/he] will be deeply missed by everyone. 

I am thinking of you during this sad time. [name] will be remembered forever.

Messages for friends

If one of your close friends recently lost someone or is going through a hard time, the best way to show support is by sending a bouquet with an attached funeral card. When writing your condolence card, you may also want to share a special memory or keep it simple. 

Some examples of what you can write include:

Sending you hugs and my deepest condolences for your family.

I'm deeply sorry for your loss. If you need anything, I’m always here for you. 

We were so blessed to have [name] in our lives.

I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know that I will always remember [name]. 

[Name] will never be forgotten. They brought so much joy, happiness and laughter to everyone around them.

I wish you comfort and peace through this sad time. My sincere condolences to you and your amazing family. 

  • You will be missed but never forgotten. You will always have a special place in our hearts. May [he/she] rest in peace. 

I can’t imagine the sadness you must be feeling right now. If you need anything, I’m always here for you.

I will always remember the special memories I shared with [name]. They were truly a blessing to be around. 

Words cannot express my sadness for the loss of [name]. I will always remember and celebrate [him/her].

Messages for colleagues

Sending sympathy flowers to a coworker or a coworker’s family can be difficult. But depending on your relationship with your coworker, you may still want to write a meaningful message without being too personal. 

Some examples of what you can write include:

[Name] memory will live on. My warmest condolences. 

It was an absolute pleasure to work with [Name], and my thoughts are with you and your family. I will always remember the special memories we shared at work. 

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

My heart goes out to your family during this time.

[Name] was a joy to be around. I will always remember [him/her]. 

My heart is heavy with sympathy.

[Name] memory will live on forever.

I will always remember [name’s] beautiful personality and the time we spent together. 

May these flowers express the sympathy I feel for you during this time

[Name] will never be forgotten. If you need anything, I’m here for you.

What to avoid writing on sympathy flowers

When it comes to writing condolence cards, you want to be careful with your wording to avoid upsetting or angering anyone. 

Here are some things you should not write:

  • They are in a better place now
  • I understand what you’re going through
  • It’s for the best
  • You will see them again one day
  • Everything happens for a reason 
  • At least they lived a long life 
  • It could be worse 

Shop sympathy flowers at BloomBar

If you’ve been inspired by our list of what to write on sympathy flowers, now’s the perfect time to pair your card with a gorgeous sympathy bouquet. Our team of experienced florists will finely curate the perfect bunch for you. We offer everything from neutral flower arrangements and everlasting flowers to bright flower arrangements and more! If you are looking to send sympathy flowers in Adelaide or have any enquiries, please contact our City store or Marion store today.

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Other FAQs: What to write on sympathy flowers

What are some sympathy gifts that aren't flowers?

If you want to give a loved one something different or pair a gift with a gorgeous bouquet, there are plenty of gift alternatives that will be just as meaningful! 

Some gift ideas include:

  • Luxury bath oils 
  • Scented candles 
  • Premium hand-made chocolate 
  • Deluxe gin 
  • Sparkling wine 

If you want to add something special to your sympathy flower delivery, we also offer flower and gift delivery online.

How do you end a sympathy card?

For the end of your sympathy card, we recommend keeping it short and simple. Some examples include:

  • With love
  • With sympathy
  • Sending my warmest condolences
  • Thinking of you
  • My sincere sympathy
  • With caring thoughts
  • Wishing you peace and love 
  • Sending you hugs 

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