When someone you love is in the hospital, you want to let them know how much you care. Sending a card, gift, or especially flowers is a great way to show your love for them and encourage them to heal quickly. But with so many options available, how do you know the best flowers to send?
The floral designers at Roberton’s Flowers & Events are here to help you choose the perfect design for any Philadelphia area hospital, know what those blooms mean, and even navigate hospital procedures for deliveries.
Tips for Sending Get-Well Flowers to the Hospital
There are a few things to keep in mind when sending flowers to someone in the hospital. Take a look at these guidelines and make sure the flowers you choose will fall in line.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Blooms that can endure are a great option for someone hoping to go home from the hospital soon. Easy-to-care-for flower or plant arrangements like our Small Succulent Garden will allow the recipient to heal completely without the fuss of a high-maintenance design.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Remember that many individuals will be coming in and out of your recipient’s hospital room, and even though your loved one may not have flower allergies, someone else just might. Hypoallergenic blooms are a great choice to avoid unnecessary issues. Or, if your recipient is in the hospital because they’ve just had a baby, consider a non-floral gift like our New Baby Gift Basket.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. In a busy hospital setting, floral arrangements can be bumped, knocked over, or moved around. Be sure yours arrives in a sturdy container that can withstand being handled while in the hospital. This will also make travel from hospital to home more convenient.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. While big, showy blooms are fantastic, in a cramped hospital room, a smaller, more compact design will be more suitable.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Remember that your goal is to cheer spirits and brighten the atmosphere. A beautiful floral design with bold, colorful flowers in a cheerful arrangement will be optimal for recovery and healing.
Small Succulent Garden
New Baby Gift Basket
Tips for Selecting Meaningful Flowers
For centuries, flowers have symbolized deeper meanings. People send and display particular blooms to convey a special message. Listed here are a few popular get-well flowers and the meanings they represent.
- Lilies: Calla lilies, which symbolize overcoming challenges, present beautifully with classic, elegant cup-shaped blooms. Those in our Apricot Charm Bouquet show just how refreshing these blooms can be.
- Hydrangea: These beautiful cloud-like gatherings of blooms represent perseverance, a lovely thought for anyone enduring a hospital stay.
- Sunflowers: These bright, happy blooms represent long life and protection, giving your recipient an encouraging boost.
- Daisies: These sunny flowers stand for new beginnings and offer tons of optimism for days ahead.
- Roses: This classically beautiful bloom can symbolize warmth, friendship, and hope for the future. We especially love yellows and oranges for recovering patients.
- Iris: Representing “rainbows” in Greek, this flower comes in a deep blue or purple hue and symbolizes good news for the future.
Apricot Charm Bouquet
Before actually sending your flowers to the hospital, make sure to talk to them about recommended delivery times, and whether or not flowers are welcome on your recipient’s floor. Then, be sure to communicate this information to your florist upon placing your order. Also, include your recipient’s full name and room number to be sure your arrangement or gift arrives on time in great condition.
The floral professionals at Roberston’s Flowers & Events are happy to make your get-well flower delivery as complete and successful as possible. Talk to us today about any other questions or concerns you may have. We’re here to help you and make sure your delivery arrives looking fresh and beautiful every time.
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.