How To Write A Thank You For
Funeral Flowers

I know that writing a thank you for funeral flowers after you have just lost a loved one is the last thing on your mind.

However, if you feel it is expected your thank you notes should be written and sent out within 2-3 weeks of receiving the flowers.

If you don't feel up to it, enlist the help of a family member or friend who can help with the purchasing of the stationery and be responsible for the mailing. That leaves you to only think about the wording.

Bear in mind your family and friends won't expect a lengthy note, a few lines of gratitude is all that is necessary. Simple thank you wording is all that is required.

Hand write the thank you notes if possible. You funeral home can usually supply tasteful cards with appropriate funeral thank you verses or even funeral thank you poems on them. That leaves you just to write a simple "Thank you very much".

Alternatively you can purchase pre-printed cards and write a line or two and perhaps write a more personal thank you once you are feeling up to it.

Sample Thank You Notes

It will depend on your relationship to the person as to how you word your thank you for funeral flowers note.

Informal Thank You Notes For Flowers

Dear Julia,

Thank you for the lovely flower arrangement you sent to us when Tom died. As you know roses were his favourite flower and he loved nothing more than pottering around in his rose garden.

It was so thoughtful of you to send such a beautiful arrangement. Thank you so much.

With love,



Dear Harriet,

Thank you so much for your love and support during this difficult time, it is so greatly appreciated. The beautiful wreath you sent was spectacular, and I know that Mum would have loved the sunflowers as they were one of her favourites in the garden.

I can still remember the huge bunch of sunflowers you sent for her 60th birthday. She was speechless!

On behalf of my family, thank you.

Warm regards,


Formal Thank You Notes For Flowers

Dear Mr and Mrs Tomkins

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in sending flowers to Julie's funeral. She loved tulips and they helped make Julie's service beautiful.

Thank you once again for your kindness.

Sarah Potter


Dear Mr and Mrs Turner,

May I take this opportunity to thank you for the beautiful arrangement of daffodils you sent for my father's funeral. He would have loved them as they were his favourite in the garden.

Sincerely yours,

Juliet Withers


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