When a friend or family member is admitted to the hospital, it can be scary. As they heal and recover, it’s common to send an uplifting arrangement of beautiful blooms. We know this is a nice thing to do and is proven to lift their spirits and promote a speedy recovery, but where did this gesture come from? The answer lies in the Victorian Ages when emotion and feelings were seldom expressed verbally. In turn, people in the 1800’s would send flowers to convey happiness, encouragement, joy, hope, love, and this list goes on.
As each bloom carries a unique meaning, you can find the perfect arrangement that says “feel better soon,” “thinking of you,” and “stay well” right here at Allan’s Flowers, the best florist in Prescott. We are always more than happy to help you choose the best floral arrangement or vibrant green plant to send to your loved ones.
Why Flowering and Green Plants are Beneficial
The great thing about sending get-well flowers is that they have been proven to do more for hospital patients than put a big smile on their faces. Researchers have found that receiving a thoughtful plant or uplifting arrangement has a direct correlation with a shorter hospital stay and recovery time. Fresh blooms do more than add a bright pop of color to a room, they also produce a calming effect that lowers blood pressure, anxiety, discomfort, fatigue, and even pain. Patients can breathe a deep sigh of relief once a lush green plant is in their room. Green plants such as peace lilies, succulents, pothos, and dish gardens can help purify the air in their hospital room as well.
Choosing the Right Blooms
When selecting the perfect blooms to send to a loved one in the hospital, it’s important to remember a few key things.
- Choose something with little to no fragrance that is allergy-free, so you can be sure everyone stays well and healthy.
- Plants or flowers that require little maintenance and little direct sunlight are best if you are unsure what the hospital room is like or how often your loved one will be able to water it.
- Make sure the plant or arrangement comes in a durable container in case it gets bumped in transit or while nurses and doctors are attending to your loved one.
- While we love grand and lush, smaller-sized plants and arrangements work much better for hospital settings.
- Finally, pick out the brightest blooms to uplift, cheer, bring joy and hope, and add a pop of color to their room.
Perfect Alternatives to Floral Arrangements
In some cases, flowers aren’t permitted in certain medical facilities or designated floors in hospitals. If you’re running into this roadblock, Allan’s Flowers has some great alternatives to wish your loved one a speedy recovery. Check out our balloons, gift baskets, and stuffed animals. When in doubt, a lovely get-well card is sure to do the trick in sending well wishes, love, and encouragement.
Questions for the Hospital
As with many things, communication is key for ensuring your surprise delivery is executed as easily as possible. You’ll want to give the hospital or medical facility a call to ensure your loved one is able to receive live flowers or green plants. Make sure to also inquire about a preferred delivery time and other policies they have in place.
Confirming with Your Florist
Once you have a stamp of approval from the hospital, it’s time to confirm a few items with your florist. After you choose the perfect get-well gift, make sure your florist has the correct address to the hospital, the floor and room number your loved one is staying in, and their first and last name. To wrap up, include a loving message of encouragement and well wishes to go along with your get-well gift.
Need a hand with delivering the perfect flowers or plants to your loved one in the hospital? Let our team here at Allan’s Flowers make the delivery process smooth and simple.
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.