With my family being 750 miles away when one gets sick, and I can afford it I send flowers. It is my way of showing them I care and I am thinking about them while they go through a hard time. I could look for hours at different flowers to send. I want the ones I send to be perfect, and to help me express my concerns.
When my dad was in the hospital I sent him bright colored flowers to help bring his spirits up, and when my aunt passed away we sent prayer lilies to let everyone know they were in our prayers. Sometimes picking out the perfect arrangement of flowers to send can be challenging. You want to send something that will show your love, and show you took the time to pick out the best ones possible for the situation.
When loved ones die, I try to sent plants so that they can be planted in memory of the passing loved one. I make sure the care for the plant is not too much. If I was to get a plant where the care was insane then it to might die, and it would defeat the purpose of sending the plant. Often times having a little memorial for the loved one will help some with the pain.
What are some things you consider when sending flowers, and plants to those you love?