Writing Card Messages

Heartfelt words to inspire

It can be difficult to think of the appropriate card message to send with your flowers, so we have a few examples to help:

These messages are to go with funeral tributes that would be sent to the funeral, see the bottom of the page for messages to go with sympathy flowers that would be sent to the family to offer your condolences.

Short & Simple Messages for funeral tributes:

May you rest in peace

You will be dearly missed

Fond memories

To an unforgettable friend

Never forgotten & always in our hearts

You are in our hearts forever

There are no goodbyes for us

See you in heaven

Thank you for so many wonderful memories

Sleep in peace until we meet again

In loving memory

Love & miss you always

You will be sorely missed

From your beloved family

Im keeping you in my heart

Dearly missed, fondly remembered


Longer messages for funeral tributes:

We will always treasure the wonderful memories we have

Good night, God Bless. You are always with us

Time may pass and fade away, but memories of you will always stay

The tears in time will go away but the love we shared will always stay

I wish you never had to leave us, but you are up with the angels now

You're our angel up in the sky, make sure you watch over us all

Sweet are the memories silently kept of a Grandad we love and will never forget

Our hearts are filled with sadness and tears but our memories are filled with smiles and laughter of the good times we shared over the years.

I will never forget you and your kindness. Neither time nor distance can fade a beautiful spirit.


Poems for funeral tributes:

“Splendour in the Grass
What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.”
By William Wordsworth

Those we love don't go away,  they walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

A special dad is hard to find, you dad i'm keeping in mind, I wished you could have stayed forever, but I will never forget you, not ever.  If dreams were'nt dreams and dreams came true, I would'nt be here, I'd be with you. Distance is one thing that keeps us apart, but dad you will always remain in my heart.

A special smile, a special face, a special someone I cant replace, I love you and I always will, you filled a space that no one will ever replace.

Your time here has passed and you've now moved on, to join with and meet others whose spirits still go strong, bless you our great nan your presence will be missed, but rest in peace inside your heart as we'll always be together, because in our souls and in our minds your love will live forever

I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. 

Although I smile and seem care free, there is no one who misses you...more than me!

God took you in his loving arms "he saw you needed rest"
his garden must be beautiful for he only takes the best.

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep 
I am a 1,000 winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow 
I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain 
When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled light, I am the soft star that shines at night 
Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die

I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new,
I thought about you yesterday and days before that too, 
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name 
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame 
Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part 
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.

God saw you getting tired, a cure was not to be, 
He wrapped you in his loving arms and whispered ‘come with me.’ 
You suffered much in silence, your spirit did not bend, 
You faced your pain with courage, until the very end. 
You tried so hard to stay with us but your fight was not in vain, 
God took you to His loving home and freed you from the pain

God will link the broken chain, As one by one we meet again,
In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day


Messages for sympathy flowers:

  • My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time
  • We are deeply sorry for your loss
  • You are in our thoughts and in our prayers at this time of sorrow
  • With sincere sympathy
  • We are all here for you now, and in the days ahead
  • With sympathy in this time of sadness
  • Thinking of you in this difficult time and wishing you peace