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When someone dies, it can cause emotional pain for those close to them.

Those left behind become overwhelmed and suppressed by grief.

They will need your support.

As the outsider, you are concerned about adding to this person’s pain and not wanting to say the wrong thing, which might be deemed insensitive.

Usually, people who suffer grief welcome your support and that you expressed it, rather than the words on a card – it pays to be mindful.

But, how do you correctly express condolences to someone who has lost a loved one?

This can be a tricky task.

However, with the right words, some gracefulness, and a bouquet of funeral flowers, it can be done right. Continue reading as we explore helpful ideas of what to say on funeral flowers.

What to Say on Funeral Flowers

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Flowers are a wonderful way to convey our emotions, love and support.

Different flowers represent different meanings. However, a gorgeous bouquet can be the perfect gift to convey condolences.

While this might be the case, you never want to send only flowers.

Personalizing the card, with a sympathy message, goes a long way in letting them know you care.

But what to say on funeral flowers to show sympathy?

First, before ordering the funeral flowers​​​​​​​​ or going to a flower shop, think about what you will write on the sympathy card. Often, people are surprised or unprepared.

Just adding “With Love” or “With Sympathy” can seem impersonal.

All you need are a few lines of personal sentiment.

General Sympathy Messages for Funeral Flowers:


  • 1
    I wish for you, kind recollections filled with fondness, compassionate friends, and benevolence to relieve your sorrow. I trust this bouquet reminds you that you are dear to my heart and in my prayers.
  • 2
    In some small way, I pray these flowers express the compassion and grief we have for you in this time of loss. With genuine compassion, [name].
  • 3
    These flowers represent my deepest condolences and sympathy for your sadness.
  • 4
    It is with a sincerity that I express my love and support to you and your family in this time.
  • 5
    May you have peace, blessings, and love in this time of grief. Our prayers are with you.
  • 6
    I wish for you, eternal comfort, peace, and compassion to alleviate your sadness.
  • 7
    Although I am far away, just know that my prayers, love, and support are always with you.
  • 8
    May you have love, peace, and kindness in this season. My prayers are with you.
  • 9
    Words cannot express the love and sympathy that we feel in this time. You are in my thoughts.
  • 10
    May you have courage, strength and compassion during your time of mourning. Our prayers and love are with you.

Personalized Sympathy Messages for Funeral Flowers


When you think about what to write on funeral flowers, sending personalized messages are especially thoughtful. Adding the deceased name or a fond memory might bring a smile to the mourners face.


Here are a few suggestions:

  • 1
    [Name of deceased] was a loyal friend, kind human being and a gentle soul. He will always live on in our hearts.
  • 2
    There are no words that can express the sadness we now feel because [name of deceased] has gone home. You are in our prayers continually.
  • 3
    [Name of deceased] was a joy and beacon in our lives. He brought hope and loved freely. We will remember him forever.
  • 4
    May memories of [name of deceased] and how he touched our lives, abound with joy in your heart.
  • 5
    [Name of deceased] was a special person and it was a blessing to have known him.

Simple Sympathy Messages for Funeral Flowers


If you prefer to add just a few words, here are some suggestions. This is a simplistic approach on what to say on funeral flowers.

  • 1
    Please accept my sincere sympathy.
  • 2
    Our thoughts are with you during this time.
  • 3
    Know that we love you and our prayers are with you.
  • 4
    With deepest sympathy and love, [name].
  • 5
    I send thoughts of peace, hope, and love to your heart. With deepest sympathy, [name].
  • 6
    I will be praying for you and your family.
  • 7
    I wish for you much love and compassion.
  • 8
    [Name of deceased] was such a wonderful friend.
  • 9
    My prayers are with you.
  • 10
    May happy memories of [name of deceased] abound.

Show How Much You Care in a Personal, More Sincere Way

Flowers with pen and paper

Expressing your love and support to someone who is grieving is always welcomed.

Sending flowers and adding a sympathy message would be a great way to show that you care. It lets the person know that they are not alone and that they are in someone’s thoughts and prayers.

When you think about what to write on funeral flowers, remember to be careful with your words and add personalized touches if you can.