Being in the hospital is no fun, but receiving gifts from loved ones who care about you is a huge encouragement. If you know someone in the hospital, be sure to send them a beautiful bouquet of flowers to let them know you’re thinking about them, supporting them and encouraging them on to a speedy recovery. Flowers are known to lift spirits, brighten smiles and encourage healthy recovery. But with so many beautiful flowers out there, it can be difficult to know the best ones to choose.
The floral designers of Carithers Flowers are happy to help you walk through the process of choosing appropriate flowers for a hospital setting that will convey your specific meaning. We’ll also give you some pointers about ordering flowers to be sent to a hospital. Take a look at our guide to learn the best practices for sending get-well flowers.
Tips for Sending Get-Well Flowers to Medical Facilities
While it’s wonderful to send a gift of flowers anytime, there can be a few important things to remember when sending flowers to a hospital setting. Here are a few tips to help you navigate this circumstance.
- Choose flowers that are low-maintenance. Flowers that are easy to care for and low maintenance will be welcomed treat to any recipient. They will be thankful for something beautiful as they recover. Plus, a long-lasting bouquet will be something they can take home with them when their hospital stay is over.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Even if your recipient is not allergic to flowers, the many medical professionals and hospital staff that are in and out of their hospital room could be. Choose hypoallergenic blooms such as mums, daisies or orchids that will not create a problem for allergy-prone people.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Colorful cheerful bouquets are the name of the game when sending get-well flowers. Opt for happy, bright arrangements that will cheer your patient on to healing and health.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. While delicate glass vases can be beautiful, they could be a problem in a busy hospital setting. Instead, choose a sturdy container that is made of plastic or wood that will not be broken if your arrangement happens to be bumped, moved or knocked over.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Opt for more compact designs that will not take up too much space in a busy hospital room. Overly large arrangements could get in the way of equipment and medical professionals doing their job.
Meanings Behind the Flowers You Send
Flowers have represented many emotions and sentiments for centuries. Choose flowers that convey the meaning you’d like to send. Here are a few popular get-well flower varieties, as found in our Vibrant Garden Vista Bouquet, and the meanings they symbolize.
- Delphinium: Symbolizing protection and everything positive, this flower’s stalk-like blooms add flair to any floral design.
- Hydrangea: Fluffy, cloud-like blooms in pastel colors represent perseverance.
- Sunflowers: Bright yellow petals around a large, brown disk stand for sunshine and optimism.
- Snapdragons: Representing grace and strength, snapdragons grow as a tall bloom with varied colors.
- Roses: These classic blooms symbolize positivity and health, especially yellow or orange varieties.
- Daisies: These happy circular blooms with petals surrounding a prominent disk represent hope, encouragement and cheerfulness.
Vibrant Garden Vista Bouquet
Once you have chosen your perfect bouquet and the meaning behind the flowers is exactly what you want to say, be sure to contact your local hospital. Ask about preferred delivery times and be sure you know you’re a patient’s room number. Then, convey this information as well as the hospital‘s full name and address and your patient’s full name and room number to the florist when ordering your flowers. The floral designers at Carithers Flowers will be happy to take it from there! Our professionals will create, design, and deliver your fresh bouquet of get-well flowers in a timely and efficient manner. We’re here to help you navigate the ins and outs of sending get-well flowers.
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.