39 Sympathy Message Examples for Funeral Flowers

Updated June 8, 2020
Condolence card

Sending a sympathy message for flowers with a floral arrangement to the funeral home after a person dies is customary in American culture. These arrangements surround the casket during a funeral as a way to show support and love for the deceased. Reading funeral flower message examples can help you find the right words for your arrangement.

Short Verses for Funeral Flower Cards

There are no words to make a death feel less painful, but these short funeral flower messages show your sympathy during a difficult time. Choose an option most suited to your relationship with the deceased and it will be well received.

  • Our friend will be missed today, tomorrow, forever.
  • My deepest sympathies to all friends and family as we gather to honor (name of deceased).
  • Like a beautiful flower, (name of deceased)'s memory will bloom in our hearts year after year.
  • I'm sorry for your loss, may our gesture of comfort reach your heart.
  • You have our deepest condolences on the death of your father (or mother).
  • We will always remember the good times, learn from the bad, and live for our friend.
  • I'll walk beside you to share in your grief and help in your healing.
  • We are here for you, take what you need - help, comfort, time alone - and we will gladly give it.
  • When death hands us grief, we offer these flowers as a truce that beauty and life may prevail.
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Simple Funeral Flower Messages to the Deceased

If you prefer to send the funeral flowers as an offering to the deceased, address the note to him or her. This is your opportunity to say a final goodbye or offer one last personal message about your feelings toward the person who has passed.

  • Sending love your way.
  • Loving you was easy, missing you is hard.
  • Because you deserve to be decorated and adorned.
  • Your life and memory will always be beautiful to me.
  • We can't be with you in person, but we are with you in spirit always.
  • Today, we celebrate you as we will in our hearts forever.
  • Like a flower, you will never truly die so long as we spread memories of you eternally.
  • This is a promise to you, that we will support your family through their grief in your honor.

Religious Funeral Flowers Message Examples

If you or the deceased has strong religious ties, you can incorporate those beliefs into your message. For this type of message, you could also include a favorite sympathy Bible verse.

  • Our loss is God's gain, may you find peace in life beyond.
  • I'll look for signs each and every day you're still with me, this I pray.
  • Goodbye for now dear (sister, father, friend, etc.). I know we'll find each other again someday.
  • You were a blessing in our lives and will continue to bless us from above.
  • May God's hands find you with a gentle touch to guide you home.
  • Prayers to the family during this difficult loss. May God guide your hearts to peace.
  • Death is not to be feared, but celebrated as a homecoming.

Sympathy Messages for Funeral Flowers From Coworkers

Funeral flower messages for a coworker who has lost a parent, child, or other close family member can be difficult to compose. Look for general messages worded from the group if you are sending sympathy flowers from the company or department.

  • From your work family to your home family, we are so sorry for your loss.
  • Our deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time.
  • Grieving is hard work, but we know you're capable of finding healing.
  • We are thinking of you and your family today, hoping some healing comes from your being together.
  • May today be a celebration of love for all in attendance.
  • This small gesture comes with great care for you and your family.
  • We are with you in spirit today, and will be here for you when you return.

Long Sympathy Messages for Funeral Flowers

Those with a close relationship to the deceased or his family may wish to offer a longer note with more depth. If you choose a longer option, keep it to two or three sentences. You may need to scrap the standard flower arrangement card for a larger one to accommodate the message.

  • Thank you for touching my life. You'll never know the extent to which you reached my soul. Your love and kindness have left a mark that will go on to touch others, so your spirit will always live on.
  • In sadness and celebration we stand together as a family to work through this difficult time. Just as we walked through life together, we'll find a way through the pain of death.
  • Your (father, mother, aunt, etc.) was and still is a gift to my life. When I least expected it, he/she appeared and gave me so much joy I could never repay.
  • There is no way to express my sorrow for you, so I'll say it the only way I know how: I'm sorry for your loss and for your grief.
  • Some people mark us with their kindness, love and zest. (Name of deceased) was someone who left a mark invisible to all but to the trained eye who can see a little piece of her in all of us.
  • Today is the beginning of a difficult journey of saying goodbye. We will walk beside you as you grieve, supporting you in both sadness and the joy of memories.
  • The gift of life is a gift that keeps on giving. (Deceased's name)'s life has given us all something special, and we'll each give that gift to another.
  • We're sorry we can't be with you today as you say goodbye to (deceased's name). Please know we are thinking of him/her and you as you gather together in his/her honor.
  • Sending our deepest sympathies and love to all who grieve the loss of a loved one today. Take joy in knowing we are all connected by love and by (deceased's name).

Closing Phrases for Funeral Flowers

Short, quick phrases can be used alone or after one of the previous messages. Each of these closings should be followed by the names of everyone giving the arrangement.

  • With healing wishes
  • From our hearts to yours
  • In sympathy we share
  • To love and remembrance
  • In celebration of life
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Inspiration for Sympathy Messages

A sympathy message is a way to offer condolences to friends and family or send a final message to the deceased. Depending on your relationship, you can also use Bible verses, famous quotes, poems and song lyrics as your message. For more sayings, take inspiration from:

  • Short bereavement card messages offer words of comfort and sorrow.
  • Longer messages like sympathy sayings for the loss of a child or parent make sense on cards for gifts and arrangements because they read like poems and offer comfort.
  • Use anything you would say in person to someone who is grieving. Take the opportunity to reiterate your own feelings and offers.

A Final Goodbye

The note attached to the funeral flowers is your chance to say goodbye to a friend or family member who is no longer with you. It is also an opportunity to let other close relatives or friends know how you are feeling. No matter which kind of words of comfort for a funeral you choose, make sure it comes from your heart.

39 Sympathy Message Examples for Funeral Flowers