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Tips for the Writing the Perfect Message

Flowers often speak for themselves in conveying a particular feeling or emotion, but adding a heartfelt message to the card that accompanies your gift of flowers makes it even more personal and meaningful. Coming up with the right words to clearly express your sentiment, however, is often difficult. Don't worry, though, because we've got you covered. We have tips and suggestions for creating well-crafted, thoughtful messages for any occasion. Ranging from notes of love and passion, celebrations and 'thank- yous,' to well-wishes and condolences, we make conveying your feelings to someone easy and effortless.

Guidelines for Creating Great Card Messages

  1. Acknowledge the Occasion. If you're writing a thank-you message, be sure to mention what you're thankful for. An anniversary card should begin with a message from the heart or affection for the couple whose anniversary is being celebrated. A congratulatory note should mention the achievement of the person receiving the card.
  2. Use a Conversational Tone. There's no need to put too much effort into writing in a formal manner, just write casually as you would normally speak. This comes across as being more sincere and natural.
  3. Try to Avoid Cliches. Cliches have a time and a place but may come across as insincere in a personal message. Instead of phrases such as "Everything happens for a reason," "If it's meant to be it's meant to be," "At the end of the day, " and "Giving it 110%," use your own original words which will make your message a lot more genuine and meaningful.
  4. Brevity Is Best. You may have a lot to say and a lot on your mind, but to prevent your message from rambling, try to keep it brief. Get all of your thoughts down on paper, and then edit the message to just a few lines. This ensures your meaning comes across more clearly and thoughtfully stated.
  5. Re-read Your Message. Besides checking for proper grammar and spelling, read your message a few times to make sure it truly captures the sentiment you're trying to express. If it doesn't, give it a few more rounds of edits to make your thoughts more impactful.

Tips for Writing an Anniversary Message

A significant milestone in a relationship, reinforce your bond of love with a message that is personal and meaningful. Straight from the heart is the best way to go here.

Tips for Writing a Birthday Message

Birthdays are a chance to have a little fun. They can be sincere, funny, or uplifting. The best messages include something personal between you and the recipient which can be added after a funny or sincere note.

Tips for Writing a Get Well Message

Sending a warm message along with some bright, fresh flowers is a great way to help someone in the hospital recover quickly. Whether for a friend, family member, or coworker, select a general saying and then add some personal details to make it your own.

Tips for Writing a Thank You Message

Sending "thanks" to someone for doing something in particular, or just because they make you smile every day, is a great way to show your appreciation for them. From a general thanks for someone you don't know very well (Great Aunt, teacher, dog sitter) to a close friend or family member, expressing your thanks is always well-received and appreciated.

Tips for Writing a Mother's Day Message

When writing a message to someone as important as a mom, feelings can sometimes overwhelm you and you don't know where to start. Use our message suggestions as a starting point to prompt you to express your true feelings in letting your mom know how much she means to you.

Tips for Writing a Sympathy Message

Coming up with the words for a sincere and thoughtful sympathy message is probably the most difficult of all. Trying to comfort someone who is in pain and suffered a loss may leave you confused on where to begin. It's helpful to write words of support and encouragement and, above all else, to be sincere and thoughtful. Often a well-crafted quote works well to capture the sentiment you're feeling.

Important Points to Keep in Mind Before Sending Someone Flowers

Sending flowers for special occasions, big or small, is a well-established custom that makes the occasions all that more special. With the right message, flowers have the power to lift spirits, create joy, expand love, soothe the soul, inspire happiness, and help comfort.

There are a few things to keep in mind, though, before sending someone flowers.

  1. When sending someone flowers, make sure they don't have allergies. If you are unsure whether they are allergic or not, stick with hypoallergenic flowers such as carnations, orchids, tulips, hyacinth, daffodils, and peonies.
  2. If sending flowers to someone in the hospital, call the hospital first to make sure they receive flower deliveries. Here are more tips on sending flowers to a medical facility.
  3. If you want to send flowers to show your appreciation of frontline and healthcare workers, send a thoughtful card instead to the facility, since flowers may not even be allowed. If you want to send flowers to a nurse or doctor you personally know, send them to their home address.
  4. When sending sympathy flowers, check with the family to see if they prefer the flowers to be sent to a funeral home rather than their home address.
  5. When sending romantic flowers, red roses are the classic choice, but to really impress and express your love, send the recipient their favorite flowers to make a bold romantic gesture. Also, send the bouquet to their private residence instead of a public location like work which can cause gossip or embarrassment.
  6. When sending birthday flowers or celebratory flowers for special occasions such as Easter, Professional Admin Day, or Thanksgiving, keep in mind the recipient. If they are a good friend but not someone you're romantically involved with, then don't send red roses. Again, it's best to send to their private residence. Keep your flower choices and messages thematically appropriate. Send cheery and colorful flowers for a birthday, get well, or congratulatory occasion. For a new baby, send soft and cute arrangements in pink (for a girl) or blue (for a boy). If you don't know the gender or don't want to offend, play it safe by choosing neutral colors such as orange, yellow, or green.

Use the flower-giving and message-writing guide above, and before you know it, you'll be considered one of the most thoughtful, eloquent, and tasteful gift giver around.