The problem? You're stumped. You find yourself asking, does writer's block apply to flower card messages? Because if so, I might as well be a sober Charles Bukowski.
You're not the first person to come up empty when thinking about what to write on a flower card. You also won't be the last. What you can do, though, is get better at it.
If you're standing at the counter right now with pen in hand or staring at an empty text box on your online order, keep reading. You'll learn tips and tricks to find your inner card-writer and nail that flower card message.
Speak From the HeartIt's hard to speak your feelings. If you're not a particularly emotional person, or even if you are, finding the right words can seem impossible. And even when you find them, saying them takes courage.
Look at flower card messages as the perfect opportunity to practice putting yourself out there.
Do you have a stubborn streak in you, yet you're trying to send a heartfelt apology bouquet? Look at the card in front of you as an exercise in apologizing sincerely. Because sometimes it's so much easier to say it on paper than to your loved one's face.
Are you trying to write a sympathy card, but struggle to find the right words to convey sympathy for a loss you've never felt before? It's common, but sympathy flower card messages don't have to be cliche and unmeaningful. Try to share one meaningful memory you have of their deceased loved one, or if you didn't know them, offer a sweet memory of the addressee to make them smile.
If you're sending a bouquet for Mother's Day, tell your mom three things you're grateful for on her flowers card message. Let's be real-- you probably don't call her enough, and it would make her day to read real, honest appreciation that's specific to her.
Maybe she picked you up from a high school party where you were too drunk to drive, no questions asked. Maybe she handled all the details on your wedding day, leaving you free to enjoy your day. Maybe she made your favorite dinner growing up anytime you asked.
Let her know you remember.
Try Your Hand at Something NewHave you always envied those who can draw or write poetry? Well, everyone had to start somewhere-- that could be you. Want to get those creative juices flowing?
Try speaking from the heart in the form of a poem. They're fun and show that you wanted to take the time to write something unique.
Haikus are an easy place to start. They follow a simple 5-7-5 syllable rule, and don't have to rhyme or anything!
Portrait illustration is also a super fun element to add to a flower card message for a birthday, holiday, or even a sympathy card. There are lots of great step-by-step lessons online that will have you drawing simple portraits in as little as one day!
Pick a Meaningful QuoteSpeaking from the heart is all well and good, but it's not always that easy. If you're really struggling to convey how you really feel on your flowers card message, don't be afraid to refer to the greats for some inspiration. Here are some ideas.
Romantic Flower Card MessagesThrow some seriously classic Lord Byron down by penning the quote: "like music on the waters is thy sweet voice to me."
In a modern era sonnet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote to her husband: "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach." That's sure to bring a tear to your lady's eye.
Reassure your commitment and loyalty to your loved one by adding a quote from Song of Solomon in the Bible: "I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine."
Sympathy Flower Card MessagesSympathy cards are always the hardest to write-- what can you say that makes a loss easier to bear? Maybe the point is less to help them bear it, but rather just to let them know you're thinking of them.
Leonardo da Vinci might have written the best quote for a sympathy card ever: "as a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death."
Hans Christian Andersen, a well-known children's story author, honors the memory of a life in his quote: "a human life is a story told by God."
You can also remind them that the ones we love never really leave us in the words of Thomas Campbell, who said that "to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
Apology Flower Card MessagesSending apology flowers? Let's hope they get you off the hook. Your words count extra here, so make them extra good!
Admit your humility with a quote by Plato: "I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."
Remind your loved one the enduring faith you have in your relationship with this quote by J.R.R. Tolkien: "Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens."
Or you can assure them that you plan to change in the future with this quote by Tyron Edwards: "right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past."
Flowers for Flower Card MessagesNow that you've become the Ernest Hemingway of writing flower card messages, you need to send some flowers to put your new skill to work!
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