In the Victorian Era, people had a hard time saying what they meant and expressing emotions to one another. Instead, they turned to flowers to help convey their feelings. As each beautiful bloom has a special meaning, you can find the perfect flowers to say “stay positive,” “keep smiling,” and “get well soon” to loved ones who are in the hospital.
Today, sending flowers to spread joy, hope, love, and encouragement is as common as sending birthday gifts and holiday cards. Here at The Blossom Shop, Charlotte’s best florist, we know all about the positive effects of flowers and how impactful they can be to someone in the hospital. Below, we list the best types of flowers to send to a hospital and how.
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Best Flowers for Sending to a Hospital
A good rule of thumb for types of flowers to send to a hospital is to choose blooms that are not too fragrant and have no pollen. Many people are highly sensitive to the smell of flowers or highly allergic to them. Even if your recipient is not, one or more of the numerous people, including doctors and nurses, who interact with them could be allergic. Keep the watery eyes and sneezing at bay by selecting only hypoallergenic blooms such as the ones listed below.
- Calla Lilies
If your recipient’s favorite flower happens to be one of the blooms listed above, you’re in luck! If not, don’t worry. You can always just choose a vibrant, colorful arrangement of happy blooms to inspire joy and cheer, such as our Cleo bouquet. A combination of vibrant pinks, oranges, purple, and blue flowers with greenery is sure to brighten anyone’s mood.
Perhaps you want to include flowers with symbolism and meaning to express good health and longevity, and luck. If so, then pick an arrangement with Peonies, Daffodils, Waxflowers, or Snapdragons. If you need help when choosing the best flowers to send to someone in the hospital, consult with your local florist. They are the flower experts and know which flowers are best for all occasions and locations.
Things to Consider Before Sending Flowers to the Hospital
When you have found the perfect floral bouquet for your loved one in the hospital, there are few things to consider before ordering. First, call the hospital to ensure flower deliveries are allowed. If so, ask if they have a preferred day and time for deliveries. Second, go small rather than large for the floral bouquet. Most hospital rooms are pretty cramped, and a big, overflowing vase of flowers might make it difficult for doctors and nurses to access the patient. Since there’s a likelihood the flowers might get knocked off a table, make sure they are in a plastic or wood container. Finally, when placing your order with the florist, provide the recipient’s room number and full name along with the hospital’s name and address.
Most local florists have online ordering, so sending “get well” flowers to someone in the hospital has never been easier. There is no better gift than flowers when you’re feeling under the weather, or even when you’re not. The positive benefits of flowers are welcomed anytime. When you send someone flowers, you’ll know you’ve just brightened someone’s day.
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.