When someone you love is in the hospital, you want to let them know how much you care. Show them you’re thinking of them by sending a beautiful card, gift and especially flowers. Flowers are known to boost spirits, elevate moods and put smiles on faces when delivered. But there are so many flowers to choose from! Plus, there can be some ins and outs to know before sending flowers to hospitals.
The floral designers at Marco Island Florist are here to help you navigate hospital policies and choose such perfect blooms that anyone staying in the hospital will be thankful to receive. Take a look at our get-well flower guide so you can make the best choice.
How to Send the Best Get-Well Flowers to Hospitals
Sending flowers to a hospital can be a daunting task. You want your loved one to know you care but you also want them to receive the flowers and enjoy them fully. Here are a few tips to remember before you send flowers to the hospital.
- Choose flowers that are long-lasting and low-maintenance. Flowers that will last a while are great because your patient can take them home with them when they are discharged. Low-maintenance varieties will allow the patient to focus more on healing and recovery and enjoy their flowers more fully.
- Choose flowers that are allergy-free. Opt for hypoallergenic blooms like chrysanthemums, daisies, and sunflowers to decrease allergens that may affect your patient, hospital staff or other medical personnel that will be in and out of the patient’s room.
- Choose flowers that are bright and happy. Cheerful colorful blooms are always a primary consideration. Get-well flowers brighten up a drab hospital room and cheer your loved one on to a speedy recovery. Our Sunny Day Bouquet is a perfect example of cheerful, bright colors!
- Choose flowers that come in durable containers. As pretty as fragile glass containers may be, they also could become hazardous in a busy, crowded hospital room. Instead, opt for more sturdy containers that can withstand being moved, bumped or even knocked over in the course of your loved one’s hospital stay.
- Choose flowers in smaller arrangements. Large, elaborate floral designs are a lot of fun but can take up a lot of space, too. For a tight, cramped hospital room, opt for a small, compact design that will burst with color and stay out of the way.
Sunny Day Bouquet
How to Choose Get-Well Flowers with Meaning
Flowers have been known for centuries to communicate various symbols, messages, and thoughts. Here is a list of a few popular get-well flowers that just might convey exactly what you want to say.
- Lilies: Bright, colorful trumpet-shaped blooms have represented life and good fortune for centuries.
- Hydrangea: Fresh, big and bold, these pastel clouds of blooms represent perseverance.
- Sunflowers: Showy and bright, the yellow petals of these blooms represent sunny optimism and good fortune.
- Daisies: Happy, cheerful faces represent everything positive and optimistic in life.
- Roses: Deep, classic beauties, roses have a plethora of meanings. Yellow and orange roses often stand for determination and good luck.
- Iris: From the Greek word for “rainbow,” the deep blues and purples of iris bring a promise for a new day.
Now that you’ve chosen your favorite bouquet to send, be sure to talk to the hospital about their preferred delivery times and make sure flowers are allowed on your patient’s floor. Be sure to communicate to the florist the hospital’s full name and address, as well as your patient’s full name and room number. Then let Marco Island Florist take it from there! We’re eager and ready to design and deliver the best get-well flowers to your friends and loved ones when they are in the hospital.
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.