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What to write on funeral flowers for dad

Example funeral flower card messages for dad

When a person loses a parent, it is common for that person to feel a deep fervor to make their loved one’s funeral as perfect as possible.

Often when in the early grieving process, we can place so much responsibility on ourselves; we may spend hours and hours planning and perfecting every aspect of the funeral. However, the most important factor to remember is that the only thing your loved one would be worried about is that their closest family have the opportunity to grieve together.

For that reason, writing cards on funeral flowers to commemorate your father can be a healthy, cathartic way for close family to achieve a sense of closure. These cards can be your way to leave important messages to your father. Though he is no longer there to read them, this practice is an archaic opportunity for mindfulness. This article will underline some of our top ideas for what could be written on flower cards for your father, sorted into categories.

Poems for Your Dad

Now, this may come as a surprise, but the implementation of poetry on flower cards can be an easy way to articulate your feelings on your father’s passing. It can sometimes seem utterly impossible to write the perfect message, and in the context of your grieving, this can cause great stress.

Below are some example funeral poems for your Dad that you may want to include in full or simply copy a verse or 2.

Mirror Poem

Dad, I am often told I am just like you.
I am honored beyond measure if that is true.
You were the best example of what a man should be.
I am overwhelmed that someone would say that of me.

I never told you enough, how proud I am to be called your son,
Now that you are gone, I want to tell everyone.
You gave me much more than a name,
Someday, I hope my son says the same.

Dear Dad

I somehow never told you
Told you what you mean

I really never showed you
Now you’re but a dream

It feels as though it were yesterday
You sang and danced with joy

From a child, you loved me true
You gave me every toy

I cried inside when you suffered so
I died inside when you did let go

I miss your voice
I miss you way, Each and every day

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message ‘He is Dead’.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Surviving children of the passed parent often deal with a great deal of shame, and this can complicate the penning of heart-felt messages. Also, some people may be embarrassed to present their own emotional messages on flower cards for a wide array of reasons.

Parental bereavement opens up the sufferer to a plethora of intense, novel emotions that can be difficult to rationalise in the weeks preceding a funeral. Planning a funeral is a complex, harrowing experience, and is often an experience that overwhelms the grieving planner’s mind. Hence, opening up emotionally in writing can be further inhibited. It may sound weird to use poetry, but this medium offers many benefits in the context of memorial writing.

The messages written on cards clipped to funeral flowers typically follow a common structure: 2-3 lines of poetry or prose. This is simply tradition, however; the line count is immaterial. From any poetry, stanzas or sections can be copied onto the flower cards to convey your emotions where your own words struggle to come together.

Dad Short Verses for funeral flower Cards

Religious Verses for Dad

  • He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.
  • A silent thought, a quiet prayer. For a special person in God’s care.
  • Those who die in grace go no further from us than God and God is very near.
  • Softly in the morning, You heard a gentle call. You too the hand God offered you, And quietly left us all
  • Looking back with memories,
    Upon the path you trod.
    We bless the hours we had with you
    And will leave the rest with God.
  • Until we meet again, May God Hold you in the palm of his hand

Non-Religious Verses for Dad

  • You were always there when we needed you. No task too great or small. With loving heart and willing hands, For us you did it all.
  • Your life was love and labour, Your love for your family true, You did your best for all of us, We will always remember you
  • Loved with a love beyond all telling, Missed with a grief beyond all tears.
  • Remembering you is easy, We do it every day. It’s the heartache of losing you That will never go away
  • We lost a Dad with a heart of Gold, How much we miss him, can never be told.
  • No matter how life changes Dad, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always kept for you.
  • A daily thought, a silent tear,
    A constant wish that Dad was here.

Inspiring Quotes for Your Dads Funeral

Below are some inspiring quotes for your Dad that could help express what he meant to you

  • Fathers are the first friend you make and the last love of your life.
  • Only the best dads let their children fly. Only the most loved children will soar. Thank you for giving me wings.
  • Dad, you are the bravest person I have ever met. You have shown me how to be strong in heart, mind, and soul, and stay true to myself.
  • Dad, even when I lost faith in myself, your faith in me never wavered. It is only through your blessings, Dad, that I have become the person I am today
  • Although we won’t see each other in a long time, I know that you’re always in my heart and on my mind.
  • The journey I go on is one that you paved before me. I wouldn’t be anywhere without you and miss you dearly.
  • To the WORLD you are a dad. To our FAMILY, you are the world
  • Any man can be a Father it takes someone special to be a Dad
  • Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever
  • Dad, I just needed to let you know, To me you will always be, Dad—you are a hero, You mean the world to me.

Draw From Your Experiences

The words written on the flowers given at weddings are less for the benefit of the receiver than for the benefit of the giver. Seldom are these notes read by others in attendance at a funeral, so it’s best to consider the practice of placing the cards on the flowers as more an exercise of catharsis.

These cards can present an opportunity for you to excise the feelings you would like to make known to find your own peace. This process can readily afford you closure.

The best way to enact this mindfulness exercise is via writing what you wish you could have said to your loved one before they passed. Whatever comes to mind, write on a card and place it on a flower wreath or bouquet. Then, as you hand the flowers to the funeral director to prepare before the funeral, you know that you’ve let go of that particular burden.

Seldom do deaths come without surprise and missed opportunities, even when the loved one has been ill for an extended period of time. There is always more left to be said, so let these cards be your opportunity to finally let these thoughts out.

Help & Advice

The subject of how to deal with grief cannot be properly answered in a few sentences. We have supplied some advice around coping with parent loss along with links to charities and support groups that can help in your time of need

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