Sending flowers is one of the most popular gestures to show a range of positive emotions – love, affection, gratitude, solace or to wish someone well. However when the gift of flowers is accompanied with a personalized message from the sender, it becomes all the more special. So here are some messages which are appropriate to send with flowers and suit a wide variety of occasions.
Messages of Love
If you are a guy and wish to send a bouquet to your lady love, you could pen down this lovely quote by Max Mueller which says, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”
One of the most oft-quoted sentences about flowers and love is this one by Claudia Grandi, “If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden”.
“Life is the flower for which love is the honey”, said Victor Hugo and which could make a sweet message accompanying your bouquet to a beloved.
Another short message that aptly describes the power of love, could be this sentence by Honore De Balzac, “Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside”.
Helen Keller’s words too could make a beautiful message accompanying a gift of flowers, “Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same”.
then how about scribbling these words from the song of the immortal John Lennon when you are sending flowers to your beloved, “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow”.
The famous writer D.H. Lawrence makes a strong case for enjoying the pleasures of love when he says, “Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration”. This is could make a perfect message to partner who is perhaps playing hard-to-get or whiling away time in a waiting game.
“When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole”. These words by W.M. Thackeray could make a sweet message accompanying flowers to a lover.
Messages on Nature
However if you are sending flowers to an acquaintance, it would not be out of place to write something lovely about flowers and the way they exemplify the beauty and nobility that lies in the heart of Nature. Some short messages of this kind could include the following lines from famous Romantic poet William Wordsworth, “ How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.”
Or a sentence by Gerard de Nerval which says, “Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature”.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” signifies the beauty that lies in all seasons of nature.
William C. Bryant’s words indicate the precious beauty of natural flowers, while saying that “Loveliest of lovely things are they on earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour is prized beyond the sculptured flowers”.
“The Amen of nature is always a flower”, said Oliver Wendell Holmes and this could make an apt message when sending flowers to an acquaintance or someone you are not very familiar with.
Messages to signify various emotions
If you are sending flowers to congratulate or compliment someone, you could accompany it with a message like “Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower”.
Hans Christian Anderson put the power of blooms to brighten up a day so succinctly when he said, “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower”.
Again if you are sending a bouquet of blue flowers like bluebells, pansies or orchids in the color, you could accompany your gift with these lines by James Montgomery, “Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?”
Or when choosing a bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers, pen something appropriate on the card like “Perfumes are the feelings of flowers”.
If you are sending pink flowers, an apt message would be this sentence by William
Carlos Williams, “A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring”.
Flowers in all their blooming glory also make an apt metaphor for happiness that wells naturally from the heart of a human being. in this sense, the following quotations can make apt messages to accompany flowers when you are wishing or congratulating the recipient on a joyous occasion.
“Happiness is the natural flower of duty.”, said Philip Brooks
John Harrigan too remarks on the joyful emotions that blooming flowers exemplify,
“Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.”
Yet another message in this vein would be “For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair” written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
When you are sending flowers in order to comfort a loved one, you could accompany them with a message like “Flowers are those little colorful beacons of the sun from which we get sunshine when dark, somber skies blanket our thoughts”.
Or perhaps with this quote by Robert Leighton, “The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days”.
Yet another appropriate message of solace would be the following words by Edward Payson Rod, “Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you”.
A shorter message to convey the same kind of feeling would be John Ruskin’s “Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.”
Messages to accompany Roses
Every lover has sometime or other gifted a bouquet of roses to a beloved. one of the most popular messages to accompany such a gift would be the lines from Robert Burns’ poem:
“Oh my Luv is a red red rose, that’s newly sprung in June,
O my Luv's like the melodie that’s sweetly play'd in tune”.
However when sending them to a friend, you can write something like “friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold” from the sayings of Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Flowers with their beauty, fragility and perfume have always made one of the best presents. Luckily they have also inspired poets, singers and philosophers into writing some memorable lines about them which often make apt messages to accompany a bouquet.