When someone you love is in the hospital, you want to show them that you are thinking of them. Sending cards, gifts, and especially flowers are wonderful ways to let them know how much you care. Flowers are proven to be an instant mood elevator and will put a smile on any recipient’s face. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know the best flowers to send?
The professionals at Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse are here to help you navigate hospital delivery policies after choosing the perfect flowers with the exact meaning for what you want to say. Take a look at some of these tips, tricks and insider information about selecting get-well flowers the next time someone you love is in the hospital.
Send the Right Blooms at the Right Time
While it’s always nice to receive a bouquet of flowers, sending get-well flowers can be a little more involved. It’s important to think about the situation and circumstances in a hospital setting before you send your fabulous blooms. Here are some tips on how to send appropriate flowers to the hospital.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Hospital rooms are full of medical personnel and hospital staff who may or may not be allergic to certain types of flowers. Select more hypoallergenic varieties like the orchids in our Purple Beauty Orchid Design that will not set off allergies of allergy-prone individuals.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that will last for a while are a great option because your recipient can bring them home after their stay. Low-maintenance varieties make a great gift as they allow your loved one to focus on healing and recovery.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. To lift spirits and brighten drab hospital rooms, choose options like sunflowers that are bright and happy. A cheerful bouquet with colorful blooms like our Colorful! Bouquet will cheer your patient on to recovery.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Big, showy floral bouquets are a wonderful thought but could get in the way in a busy hospital room. Instead, opt for a more compact design that will stay out of the way during your patient’s hospital stay.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. In a busy hospital room, flowers can be dropped, moved or bumped. Send blooms in durable containers like our Let It Shine Basket Bouquet to ensure your flowers will be protected in case they are knocked over.
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Send the Right Message with the Right Blooms
For centuries flowers have held particular meanings. People across cultures have sent specific flowers to tell specific messages. Here are some popular get-well flowers and the meanings they convey.
- Carnations: These happy, frilly blooms can be found in a variety of colors and often stand for love and devotion.
- Hyacinth: These stalk-like blooms can bring tidings of prayers and positive thoughts for loved ones.
- Lilies: Bright, trumpet-shaped blooms announce hope for a good life and good fortune.
- Daisies: These happy, circular blooms are a great way to express thoughts of new beginnings and a fresh start.
- Pansies: Send loving thoughts with these simple blooms that cheer any room.
- Tulips: Cheerful thoughts, sunshine, and hope are symbolized in the tulip’s smooth, egg-shaped blooms.
When sending flowers to a hospital, be sure to talk to the hospital first to determine preferred delivery times. Make sure flowers are accepted on your patient’s floor and be sure to convey this information to your florist. You’ll also want to mention the hospital’s full name and address and your patient’s full name and room number when you order your arrangement. The floral designers at Shotwell Floral & Greenhouse will take it from there. Our professionals are happy to create and deliver your perfect floral design to encourage your friend or loved one to get well soon.
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.