If someone you know is in the hospital, it’s natural to want to let them know you’re thinking of them and care for them. Sending cards, gifts, and especially flowers, is a great way to do that. Flowers are known to lift spirits and make someone feel happier for longer. But there are so many flowers to choose from- where do you start?
The floral designers at Kittelberger Florist & Gifts are here to offer some advice about choosing the best get-well flowers, without creating a disruption in your loved one’s hospital room. We’ll also help you know what meaning your flowers convey, and walk you through sending deliveries to your local Rochester area hospitals. Check out these professional practices that will help you send the perfect get-well flowers with ease.
What Should You Consider When Choosing Get-Well Flowers?
While it’s always a thoughtful gesture to send flowers, following these few tips will ensure that your flowers are truly well-received. Of course, your loved one’s favorite colors or blooms are the best choices. But if you don’t know their favorites, select your floral designs based on some of these tips.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance, like our Violets and Butterflies Basket. Long-lasting plants and flowers are an excellent choice because your recipient will be able to take them home. If they’re also easy to care for, your loved one can continue to enjoy them as they recover.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Be respectful of the many hospital staff and professionals who will circulate through your patient’s room during their hospital stay. Many varieties of flowers are non-odorous or hypo-allergenic. Choosing these will keep everyone happy during your loved one’s stay. Hydrangea and orchids are excellent examples of hypo-allergenic blooms.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Colorful blooms will brighten spirits as well as dull hospital rooms. Opt for bold colors and fun designs to encourage your patient on to recovery.
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. Anything too delicate or breakable could become a hazard in a hospital room. Instead, select a more sturdy container that will protect your blooms in the event they’re knocked over or moved.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. With such tight living quarters, a small, compact floral design will be helpful and easy to transport home when your loved one is discharged.
Violets and Butterflies Basket
What Special Message Will Your Flowers Send?
The flowers you send will also deliver a particular message. For centuries, and across cultures, each type of flower symbolizes a sentiment for its recipient. Take a look at some popular get-well flowers and the messages they convey:
- Lilies: With their trumpeted blooms and bright colors, lilies are a beautiful symbol of life and good fortune.
- Alstroemeria: These colorful flowers appear in just about every color imaginable, and represent devotion and withstanding trials.
- Carnations: These frilly favorites can also be found in many different colors, and send messages of love and good luck.
- Gerbera Daisies: These happy blooms are a great way to lift spirits and convey thoughts of happiness and cheerfulness. The bright orange gerbera daisies in our Smile & Shine Bouquet always make a happy presentation.
- Roses: These classic beauties always make fabulous gifts and can symbolize faith and encouragement.
- Chrysanthemums: Mums can be found in many different colors, shapes and varieties, and often symbolize optimism, joy and long life.
Smile and Shine Bouquet
Before you send your chosen blooms, check with the medical facility to determine best delivery practices. Is there a preferred time frame? Do they accept flowers in all units? Make sure you know your recipient’s full name and room number, as well as the medical center’s full name and address when placing your order with the florist. At Kittelberger Florist & Gifts, we appreciate as much information as you can give to make your floral delivery as smooth and easy as possible. We look forward to helping you cheer and encourage loved ones 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.