When someone you love is in the hospital, you want to tell them you’re thinking of them and let them know how much you care. Sending a gift or card is a good idea; sending flowers is even better! Flowers are proven to lift spirits and help people feel happier longer. Plus their cheerful look will dress up any hospital room quickly. But, there are a few things you should think about before sending flowers to a medical center.
Stadium Flowers wants to help you choose the perfect bouquet for your loved one, and avoid flowers that may not be ideal for a hospital setting. We’re here to help you send the perfect message with your blooms. Plus we’ll give you solid advice about hospital procedures concerning deliveries. Take a look at how to send the perfect get-well flowers to brighten a patient’s day.
What You Should 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. 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.
- 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 like our Tulip Tango 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 like our Sophia Bouquet, with bright lilies and iris, will be helpful and easy to transport home when your loved one is discharged.
Tulip Tango Bouquet
What Will Your Get-Well Flowers Mean?
For centuries, different varieties of flowers have often stood for different meanings, depending on which type and color flower you’re receiving. Here we’ve listed some of the more popular get-well flowers as well as the meaning they symbolize. Many of these blooms are featured in our You’re a Gem Bouquet.
- Hydrangea: These cloud-like blooms that come in pastel colors symbolize perseverance. Send a bouquet with hydrangea to remind loved ones that they can persevere!
- Tulips: Beautiful, egg-shaped blooms symbolize cheerful thoughts, sunshine, and hope.
- Roses: Bright, colorful, and statement-making, roses can symbolize life and good luck.
- Delphinium: These stalk-like blooms in bright hues symbolize reaching goals and celebrating positivity.
- Lilies: These trumpet-shaped blooms are a great way to express wishes for a good life and good fortune.
- Gerbera daisies: These cheerleaders of the flower community have many meanings, all leading to happiness and cheerfulness.
You’re a Gem Bouquet
Once you’ve chosen your specific get-well flowers, it’s time to send them to the hospital. Talk to the hospital facility first to make sure of their preferred delivery times and that flowers can be sent to your patient’s floor. Convey that information, along with the hospital‘s full name and address and your patient’s full name and room number to your florist to ensure a quick, speedy delivery. At Stadium Flowers, our professionals are happy to create, design, and deliver your beautiful flowers to your friend or loved one in a timely, efficient manner. Let us help you take the guesswork out 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.