As florists we are very involved with sympathy and funeral flowers. This is one of life’s most stressful time and there is no doubt flowers soften and comfort. I am always asked for a suitable card message. Of course there is no ideal or correct answer to this most personal request. I usually ask as to the relationship with the bereaved  family and have a few standard phrase to help. The words sympathy, condolences , thinking of you, always come as the easy ones but I feel they are a bit sterile so I have a few phrase that may help.

‘Because of the love you gave us you will never be far from our hearts’

May you have memories for comfort, friends for support,and flowers to ease the sadness’ [my favorite]

Our time together was far to short.. May you rest in peace[Gods arms] Love..

We wish to express our sympathy in your loss and to let you know our thoughts are with you.

But most of all I have spent many years in the flower industry and I KNOW HOW FLOWERS ARE ONE OF THE MOST CARING EMPATHETIC gifts to send to the bereaved family or as a final tribute at a funeral. Nothing does it so well.