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Get Well Soon! 9 Tips for Sending Flowers to a Hospital October 16, 2019 05:34

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Sending flowers to a hospital is a thoughtful gesture, and one that those you care about will really appreciate. Are you looking to send flowers to someone in a hospital but you're not sure what colors or arrangement to order?

This article has you covered. In this article, we will go over some tips on picking out the perfect bouquet to send to a loved one. 

Read on to discover these great tips on sending flowers to a hospital. 

1. Don't Be Afraid of Cheerful Colors 

You might be worried about what type of flowers to send while your loved one is in a hospital. Even though it's never fun to be in a hospital, it doesn't mean your flowers can't be cheerful.

Some bouquets that are more cheery and colorful will be more well-received than others as well. It's a thoughtful gesture for when you can't be there but show you're thinking of that person. 

Keep in mind your loved one's preferences and favorite colors too when it comes to picking out flowers. If you're not sure what colors they like best, most people enjoy a colorful assortment. Some popular florals for get well arrangements are roses, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and carnations. 

2. Consider the Rules at the Hospital 

Your local Atlanta florist will have experience with sending flowers to local hospitals. Ask your florist any questions you may have before picking out your arrangement. Some hospitals won't accept flowers, such as intensive care or the emergency room, so it's important to find out before sending them. 

It's also a good idea to google the hospital's phone number and call the front desk to see if floral arrangements are allowed. 

If that's the case where the hospital doesn't allow it, you can always send an arrangement after surgery or treatment. Any other requirements, such as the flowers being in a container, your florist can help you with as well. 

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3. Tailor a Gift to Go with the Flowers 

Sending meaningful flowers is a thoughtful gift, but sometimes people want to send a gift as well. You'll want something that matches the flowers and needs of your loved one, like, for example, sending a flower.

If you're not sure what to send but still want to send something else, a get well balloon is a thoughtful gift as well! 

4. Include a Card 

You'll want to always include a card with your floral arrangement. When your loved one is in the hospital, it'll mean a lot to know who the flowers are from, plus read and appreciate the card! 

Are you not sure what to say? Your local Atlanta florist can help you with suggestions. It's a kind sentiment in itself to send flowers and a card, so don't worry too much about what to write/not write. 

5. Allergies, Go Green 

If your loved one has many allergies so you can't send flowers, opt for green plants. This will still cheer them up and show you're thinking about them! A great example is bamboo! Plus your loved one can enjoy the plant when they're out of the hospital too. 

6. Things to Consider  

You'll want to consider some things before sending a floral arrangement.

You'll need to consider:

  • Who is receiving them?
  • Are you sending flowers or plants that need extra care afterward? 
  • Are they able to return home with them?

It's important to consider if, when they head home, they will be alone or have someone else helping them? If you know they'll have others there to help them out, you can go ahead and send a beautiful and large arrangement. 

If you think they'll be alone, then you might want to consider a smaller bouquet they can easily bring home with them. Find out from family or the hospital if they'll be heading home alone or with help. 

Think about care as well. Will they be able and want to water a plant every day? If you decide to go with an Orchid delivery, the great thing about them is they don't need to be watered as much. 

Keep in mind who you're sending them to as well. If you're sending them to a child, they'll love stuff animals with their flowers, and their parents will really appreciate the flowers. 

7. How to Send Flowers to a Hospital 

It's important to remember that your loved one can always change rooms when they're in a hospital. Because of that, it's normally not necessary for a florist to know the room number.

When your Atlanta florist goes to deliver your flowers, they'll have to check-in at the front desk anyway, and then the flowers will be delivered to the appropriate room. If you did put a room number down, don't worry. It'll still get to the appropriate location. 

Sending Flowers to a Hospital 

When sending flowers to a hospital, they're some great tips you just learned about picking out the best floral arrangement for getting well.

What's most important to remember is it's the thought that counts, and that's what will matter most to your loved one. Sending flowers will show you're thinking of them and will brighten their day.

Are you ready to purchase a lovely get well soon floral arrangement? Contact us today, and we'll help you pick out the perfect floral arrangement for your loved ones and their needs. Before you know it, your loved one will receive your thoughtful flower arrangement and be smiling knowing you thought of them.