Sending a colorful, uplifting, and magnificent floral arrangement to someone in the hospital is no doubt a beautiful gesture. Did you know that sending flowers to help us express our feelings of love, positivity, hope, and encouragement stems from the Victorian Ages? In the 1800s, it was highly uncommon for people to verbally communicate their emotions. Therefore, beautiful blooms became a tool, and their symbolism became a more common way to express feelings or acknowledge any occasion.
Today, you can find the best flowers or green plants that are perfect to lift up our loved ones who are ill or recovering in the hospital. Let your friends here at Flowers by Coley, the top florist in Las Vegas, guide you to selecting the most beautiful and fitting blooms.
Benefits of Green and Flowering Plants
While their bright and uplifting blooms certainly make people happy and feel energized and refreshed, there’s more to plants than meets the eye. Researchers found that hospital patients who receive floral arrangements have a shorter stay than those who don’t. This may be due to the calming effects flowers and plants have, as they can reduce stress, anxiety, blood pressure, discomfort, fatigue, and even pain. Green plants also make it easier to breathe, as succulents, pothos, peace lilies, etc. improve air circulation and freshened up a drab hospital room.
Choosing the Perfect Blooms
The best blooms to send to the hospital are often in a durable container, small yet sweet, low maintenance, and allergy and fragrance-free. Choosing the brightest flowers or vibrant plants is a great way to lift spirits and add a pop of color to a hospital room that may seem less than comfortable. Options such as carnations, alstroemeria, peonies, and yellow tulips are perfect get-well blooms, as these flowers symbolize hope, good luck, strength through life’s trials, healing, good health, cheer, happiness, and sunshine.
Thoughtful Alternatives to Floral Arrangements
When flowers are not permitted in your loved one’s hospital room, there’s always a great plan B. In this instance, Flowers by Coley also has a thoughtful collection of cheerful balloons, cuddly stuffed animals, and fun gift baskets to express your love and well wishes. You don’t want to forget a get-well card either! Convery your hope for a speedy recovery and send beautiful words of encouragement.
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Coordinating with the Hospital
Before you begin selecting an arrangement, make sure you have contacted the hospital or medical facility to confirm a few things. Make sure you know the ins and outs of their delivery policy, what the best time to deliver to your loved one is, and that flowers or plants are permitted.
What Your Florist Needs to Know
After you’ve discussed the details with the hospital, you will need to confirm with your florist and pass on all the information needed to make this delivery smooth and successful. Your florist will need to know the first and last name of your loved one, the address of the hospital or medical facility, and the floor and room number the patient is in.
Don’t forget to have your get-well message planned out, too. If writing a get-well note isn’t your forte, our team here at Flowers by Coley can give you a few ideas as well as ensure an easy flower delivery to your loved one.
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.