It’s a real special feeling when you receive flowers that are delivered to you. No matter how many times you have received an arrangement in your life, it is almost always fun to be surprised by a bright-colored and fragrant gift.
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- ‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Friend
- ‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Family Member
- ‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Coworker or Boss
- ‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for an Acquaintance
- ‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Significant Other
There’s something pretty exciting and heartwarming about the long, plastic sticks that hold a tiny envelope and card. It’s also nice several days after the delivery to still be surprised by the flowers every time you re-enter the room.
There are many reasons that a person would send flowers. Perhaps you received them for your anniversary or birthday. Maybe you received them for Valentine’s Day or “just because.” You may have received arrangements for a less joyous reason. It is common to send flowers to someone who is ill or, of course, people send flowers for a funeral.
Regardless of why you received the arrangement, here are some samples of text you can use when sending a thank you message to the sender. When you write your own letter, buy a nice thank you card and add details regarding your situation to personalize the message.
‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Friend
Did your friend send you flowers because you recently earned a big promotion? Perhaps they sent some because you had some really great news to share, like having a baby or announcing your engagement.
Use the following message snippets to inspire you to write your own “thank you for the flowers” text to your friend.
What a fantastic surprise! I love the flowers. Not only did you send my favorites type — peonies, but you also remembered my favorite color. Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift.
You are such an amazing friend. Thank you for sending me flowers to brighten my day. I know you understand how difficult it is each year when I face the anniversary of Mike’s death. I love you!
Imagine my surprise when I walked into work to discover a massive arrangement of purple blooms on my desk. My coworkers were so jealous. Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift.
While it would be polite to say, “you shouldn’t have,” I would be lying. Thank you for sending the lovely yellow roses to congratulate me on my promotion. I appreciate all of the support you have given me in the last several years. Thanks for being a great friend.
My hospital room looks so much warmer and friendlier with your basket of daisies next to my bed. Thank you so much for sending them to me. They have made my recovery much more pleasant.
Every time I see the flowers you sent, I smile. Thank you for the thoughtful gift.
‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Family Member
At times, people tend to forget to send thank you messages to family members — especially members of the immediate family. But who is more deserving of your thanks than the people who are closest to you?
Here are some snippets of messages on what you can say to a family member who sends flowers. Remember, we are giving you these ideas to get your creative juices flowing. It’s always best to speak from the heart.
Thank you for sending the beautiful flowers. I’m sorry we argued. I love you bunches!
You always manage to treat me like a princess. Thank you, Dad, for the beautiful bouquet. It means the world to me knowing that I have you in my corner.
The Mother’s Day flowers that you sent were beautiful. I can’t wait to show them to you when you visit next weekend. Thank you for being a great son. You make me so proud to be your mom.
I can’t imagine my world without you. You are so dear to me. Thank you for making my day even more special by sending a beautiful arrangement.
Your “housewarming flowers” arrived today. I cleared off a spot on the kitchen counter so they can be displayed prominently. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, Mom and Dad!
I am forever grateful that I have such amazing, thoughtful children. You make me so happy! I love you both!
‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Coworker or Boss
Typically, if you receive a flower delivery from your coworker or boss, it is because of a less-than-happy reason. You may receive flowers as a message of sympathy or because you have been ill.
It’s important to keep the tone of your thank you note a little more formal with coworkers. Here are some ideas of phrases to use. If you received flowers from the “whole team,” it is acceptable to write one thank you back to the group.
Thank you, so much, for the lovely arrangement of mums and daisies. I can’t wait to get back to work after my recovery. Thanks again!
You have all been so lovely during the last three months as I went on this journey with my mom. Thank you for your support and for being understanding during this difficult time.
Wow! I’m overwhelmed by the beautiful, huge arrangement that you sent to me at the hospital. It sits at a place of honor by the window. Thank you all for your thoughtful gift.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to send such a lovely bouquet of flowers. I know you are so busy. I hope to recover as quickly as possible so that I can get back to work!
I have the best coworkers around! Thank you all for the pink flower arrangement celebrating the birth of Chloe. I can’t wait to bring her into the office so you can meet my precious little girl!
Maybe it was worth breaking my arm to get such a lovely bouquet of flowers. They smell so wonderful! Thank you so much for the kind gift.
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‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for an Acquaintance
If an acquaintance is sending flowers to you, it is almost always an expression of sympathy. Here are some phrases you can use for a funeral thank you card. Keep in mind - if you would prefer that people donate to a charity, you could add the line “in lieu of flowers, consider donating to X” to the bottom of your loved one’s obituary.
Thank you for honoring my mother by providing flowers for her funeral. Although we have never had the pleasure of meeting in person, mom always spoke highly of you.
My family and I were touched by the arrival of your flowers. Thank you so much for the beautiful arrangement that you sent in memory of Stan.
Thank you so much for reaching out to us and for the beautiful arrangement as well. It is always an honor to hear from our extended Air Force family from across the country. We appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Thank you for sending a bouquet of lovely roses to my mother’s funeral. We have enjoyed getting to know your daughter Katie, and it’s clear she comes from a wonderful family.
My daughter loved her students so much. It’s nice to know that they loved her back. Thank you for the beautiful arrangement. Receiving it meant the world to us.
My dad loved his job and always spoke highly of his coworkers. It was so kind of you to honor his memory by sending a beautiful arrangement to the funeral. Thank you so much.
‘Thank You for the Flowers’ Messages for a Significant Other
Receiving flowers from your significant other can be a truly lovely and soft moment. With a significant other, you can always say thanks with actions like going out to dinner, watching a movie, or anything else. However, if you are looking at the kind of thanks that comes with words, here are some to consider.
The flowers took my breath away — just as you do. I love you so much. Thank you.
You make me feel so loved. Thank you, honey! The flowers were beautiful.
My heart is full. How could one person be so lucky? Thank you for the 25 roses for 25 fabulous years.
XXXOOO! I love you bunches, darling! Thank you for sending me flowers on such a stressful day.
You got me flowers and champagne, but all I really need is you. I cherish you!
Let Your Love Grow With Gratitude
Finding the right words is hard sometimes, especially when you are grieving the loss of someone you love. Hopefully, these examples will make it easier to write the text of your own thank you notes.
It’s also challenging to make decisions when you are in mourning. For that reason, you should make things easy for your loved ones and start your end-of-life planning today. Not only will you be able to make your own decisions on whether you are buried or cremated, but you can also choose the readings for your funeral and the songs you want to be played.
Making your own funeral arrangements may feel like a strange experience. While it does force you to face your own mortality, it is also such a kind thing to do for those you leave behind. Plus, when you arrange your own funeral, you can pick the flowers that you will have delivered to your service.
Post-loss tip: If you are the executor for a deceased loved one, the emotional and technical aspects of handling their unfinished business can be overwhelming without a way to organize your process. We have a post-loss checklist that will help you ensure that your loved one's family, estate, and other affairs are taken care of.