What To Write On Enclosure Cards...

"What should I have it say…”

We hear those words a lot. You know that moment...when your florist says to you “what would you like written on the card”. Your mind starts racing; you can’t seem to find the words to even start. Here are some helpful hints that we at Heart ‘n Home has come up with:


The best tip we can give you is: keep it simple. Most funeral homes in our area keep the cards on only for the visitation. They remove them for the funeral. That means the family has only a little bit of time to look at the arrangements with the cards on it. By keeping the wording simple - it is easier for them to read and remember.

If you have numerous names - it might be beneficial to see if you can text it or email it to your florist. Otherwise it is also a great idea to put “the Jim and Nancy Smith Family”. Much more easy to read than a list of 10 names.

Also; if you wish the arrangement, plant, or plaque, to go to a specific person...start out the card by saying: Dear Jim and family, …. Sometimes the funeral director will have the card pulled off the item before they realize it was to go to someone specific. Again, this simply makes it easier to remember.

Here are some of our favorite writings for

Memorial Services || Sympathy:

  • In loving memory,

  • Our thoughts are with you and your family,

  • Remembering with you,

  • Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow,

  • Sharing your sorrow at the loss of someone so dear

  • With loving thoughts,

  • Always in our hearts,

  • Our love and thoughts are with you,

  • Keeping you in our prayers,

  • Thinking of you,

  • May your memories give you peace and comfort,

  • I wish you peace and healing during this time,

  • With caring thoughts,

  • Never forgotten, always remembered,

  • In memory of a life well lived,

Love Notes:

  • You bring joy and love to my life.

  • You are the reason why I rush home every night.

  • You take my breath away...today and every day.

  • You are the love of my life.

  • Sending you these flowers for no special reason - other than I can’t get you off of my mind.

  • For the love of my life,

  • I adore sharing every moment, experience, occasion, trial and love together.

  • You are my partner, my best friend, my love.

  • I only see the good in this world when I look into your eyes.

  • My days are better when I’m with you.

  • I’d marry you all over again

  • All my love, today and always

  • Thank you for being everything I could ever want in this lifetime

  • Every day I give thanks that you chose to spend your life with me

  • I am so glad you are a part of my life


  • To someone who is forever young

  • You’re still crazy after all these years

  • Grow old with me, the best is yet to be

  • Hope your birthday is as terrific as you are!

  • I hope you have a day just as amazing as you are

  • May this year be your best ever.

  • Here’s to celebrating you!

  • Wishing you the happiest of birthdays.

  • Wishing you a wonderful day and fabulous year

  • Hope your birthday is just the beginning of a year full of happiness

  • You’re aged to perfection.

  • Happy Birthday! Save me some cake!

  • The more candles, the bigger the wish

  • May all your dreams and wishes come true.

  • Wishing you the best birthday ever.

Just Because:

  • You’re in my thoughts.

  • Hope this brightens your day.

  • It’s not a special occasion. But you’re a special person.

  • You’re in my thoughts and I thought I’d let you know.

  • Just because you’re you.

  • To brighten your day.

  • Hope to make your ordinary day...extraordinary!

  • Thank you for being a true friend.

  • Sending a floral hug!

  • Sending sunny thoughts to brighten your day.

  • You are loved.


Heart  'n Home

140 North 3rd St

Laurens, Iowa 50554


712.841.2546 (store)

515.599.1274 (text)


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