When a friend or loved one is in the hospital, you want to do everything you can to encourage them and cheer them on to a speedy recovery. A great way to let them know how much you care is by sending cards, gifts and especially flowers. Flowers in particular are known to boost spirits, put smiles on faces and generally encourage their recipient. But with so many flowers to choose from, how can you be sure yours are the best option?
The floral designers at Julia’s Florist will help you navigate get-well flowers. Here we have created a guide to help you choose flowers appropriate for hospital setting. We’ll also talk through special flower meanings so you can convey the message you want to send. Finally, we’ll help you know how to ask the right questions to make sure your flowers get from our shop to your loved one’s hospital room in a quick, efficient manner. Read on to learn everything you need to know about sending get well flowers to the hospital.
Tips for Sending Cheerful Get-Well Blooms
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Because hospital rooms tend to be smaller, a more compact design is a smart choice. Stay out of the way and still give your recipient beautiful blooms full of encouragement. Our Sunshine Squared Bouquet is an excellent example of a compact design bursting with style.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Cheerful, colorful blooms will dress up any drab hospital room and brighten your loved one’s spirits while they stay at the hospital.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Your recipient will be able to take long-lasting blooms home with them from the hospital. Low-maintenance flowers and plants will allow them to spend more time and energy recovering from their stay.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. Be sure to choose containers in durable materials in case your flowers are moved, bumped or knocked over in the cramped hospital room.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. No one likes to be irritated by flower allergies. Be sure to choose hypoallergenic blooms, like carnations, orchids, and chrysanthemums to keep allergy-prone hospital staff and medical professionals happy during your recipient’s stay.
Sunshine Squared Bouquet
Send the Perfect Get-Well Wishes With Flowers
For centuries flowers have symbolized various meanings, depending on the variety and color of the bloom. Here are a few of the more popular get-well flowers and the messages they symbolize.
- Lilies: The bright, colorful petals of this trumpet-shaped bloom symbolize life and good fortune.
- Hydrangea: Fluffy and full, hydrangea come in a variety of pastel colors and all symbolize perseverance.
- Sunflowers: Happy and joyful, these yellow petals surrounding a brown center symbolize optimism and long life.
- Daisies: The happiest of flowers, daisies are always meant to symbolize cheerfulness.
- Roses: Deep and classic, roses can convey many meanings depending on their color. For get-well designs, yellow and orange represent positivity and optimism.
- Iris: Representing the Greek word for “rainbow,” the iris conveys a message of promise and good news.
Before you send your flowers, be sure to talk to the hospital to find out if they have preferred delivery times. Also make sure they allow flowers to be delivered to the floor where your loved one is staying. Once you have this information, be sure to convey it to the florist when you order your flowers, along with the hospital’s full name and address and the patient’s full name and room number. Julia’s Florist will be happy to complete your order from there. We will create your bouquet to your specifications, for the meaning you want to convey, and we’ll be sure your flowers are delivered efficiently and in a timely manner. We are here to help you send the best get-well flowers anytime the occasion calls for it.
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.