Not sure what to write on funeral flowers? Cards that are meant to express your sympathy or condolences are never easy to write. You want to say something thoughtful and heartfelt – and you’re worried about saying the wrong thing in your funeral flower messages, too.

That’s a lot of pressure! But don’t worry. Whether you’re going to someone’s funeral or simply sending flowers to their family, you’re sure to find the right words with these comforting messages.


What to write on funeral flowers

Sending flowers is a traditional way to show how much you care when someone has died. In fact, this custom dates back at least as far as Ancient Rome. Usually, they come with a small card on which you can leave a short message to the person who has died or their family.

Funeral flower card messages are typically quite short, as you don’t have much room. This can be a bit of a relief (less room to fill) but also means that the words you do use really matter. Here are some ideas.


Short funeral flower messages

  • Missing you always
  • Gone but never forgotten
  • Forever in our thoughts
  • You will be deeply missed
  • With love and fond memories
  • To an unforgettable friend
  • We miss you so much
  • Always in our hearts
  • In loving memory of [name]
  • Rest in peace
  • Forever loved, never forgotten
  • With deepest sympathies
  • Dearly missed


Longer funeral flower card messages

  • In loving memory of [Name], a true friend. We will miss you always.
  • I will never forget you and your kindness. Neither time nor distance can fade a beautiful spirit.
  • Your irrepressible love of life – that wicked laugh and ready smile – how could I not miss you forever? Thinking of you always.
  • Thank you for bringing so much joy and fun to those around you. Rest in peace, dear friend.
  • [Name], you are an inspiration to me always. Your big heart and fierce love won’t be forgotten.
  • There are no words for how much you will be missed. I will treasure the memory of your friendship forever.
  • I will treasure every moment we shared, missing you, until we meet again. Rest well.

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Thoughtful funeral flower card messages for dad or mum

  • Thank you for being an amazing Mum and Grandma. We’re going to miss you so much.
  • Thinking of you always Dad!
  • You were the best mum anyone could wish for. I love you and I miss you.
  • Everything I am, everything I have, I owe to you. Thank you, dad.
  • To the best dad in the world.
  • Mum, you taught me to be the best person I can be. There are no words for how much I feel your loss.
  • Love you Mum. Sleep well.


Inspiring quotes for funeral flowers

  • “To live in hearts we leave behind / Is not to die.” Thomas Campbell, Freedom, Hallowed Ground.
  • “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.” Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard….” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh.
  • “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.” Rumi, Poems.
  • “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.
  • “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh.
  • “Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read; which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.” C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle.
  • “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.” Edna St Vincent Millay, Letters.



Religious message ideas for funeral flower cards

  • God be with you, as you are in our hearts
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you
  • God bless you – sleep well
  • Wherever you are, God is with you
  • Heaven has a new angel

When choosing an appropriate message for funeral flowers, keep the religion of the person who has died and their family in mind. If their beliefs differ from yours, it may not be a good idea to send religious funeral flower messages.


Sympathy card messages

So far, these simple words for funeral flowers have been addressed to the person who has died. If you’d like to send flowers to the family of the person who has died, you might prefer to write something that expresses your condolences, instead. Here are some examples:

  • I’m deeply sorry for your loss.
  • [Name] was a kind and generous person and we’ll miss her very much.
  • I want you to know that I’m always here for you. If you need a listening ear, I’m only a phone call away.
  • My thoughts are with you and your family.
  • [Name] was loved by everyone in the community, and we’ll miss him/her terribly.

Click here for our full guide on what to write in a sympathy card.


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A last word on funeral flower messages…

We hope you’ve found these funeral flower messages and examples helpful! Just remember, you don’t have to write a lot. Your message can be short and sweet. As long as it’s heartfelt, you’re doing the right thing.

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