Forgiveness is a sensitive topic for many. It can mean different for different people. But in general, it’s letting go of the hurt and pain and giving you and your offender a sense of peace to help you heal and move on.
If you’ve done something wrong to someone and would like to make it right, it’s the perfect time to forgive or seek forgiveness. Flowers can always help you express what’s in your heart when words fail.
Health Benefits of Forgiving
According to the Mayo Clinic, forgiveness has many positive effects on a person’s health and well-being, including:
- Less anxiety and stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced symptoms of depression
- Stronger immune system
- Better heart health
- Improved self-esteem
FLOWERS FOR ASKING FORGIVENESS
1. White and Green Flowers
In flower meaning, white florals represent honesty, apology, sincerity, and pure intentions. White flower arrangements evoke peace and calmness. But on the other hand, the refreshingly green blooms symbolize new beginnings and healing.
2. Orchid Plants
Orchid arrangements make thoughtful and tasteful gifts for all occasions. It’s also an excellent choice as an apology flower because it comes in many different colors to help express what you mean. In addition, because orchid plants last longer with little maintenance required, they can be a more memorable and meaningful gift. The recipient will constantly be reminded of you when they see the beautiful orchids blooming.
In photo: Sunshine Kisses, $255
3. Bright and Bold Flower Arrangements
When you’re asking for someone’s forgiveness, you want them to feel happy and be able to put the painful past behind you. Colorful floral arrangements can help put a smile on their face and encourage positive emotions. Bright sunflowers or mixed florals with pops of yellow are your go-to choice because it’s a color associated with joy and friendship.
What to Write on Apology Card
We always encourage our customers to write messages on the cards that go with their flower delivery. It takes out the guessing game about who sent the flowers and what they’re for. It’s extra crucial for apology flowers because you want the recipient to know you’re making an effort.
When writing a message for your apology flower arrangement, it’s best to keep it short and sweet. Do not attempt to write paragraphs of explanations. Letters do not have tones and facial expressions, and you might only risk being misinterpreted. Certain things are best discussed in person. Instead, speak from the heart. Own up to your mistakes, apologize, and ask how you can fix the situation.
Here are some examples:
- I’m very sorry. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.
- I feel terrible about what happened. Is there any way for me to make it up to you?
- Sorry. How can I make it right? Can we talk?
Invite the recipient for coffee or dinner to settle things, or leave your phone number or email address, so they can reach out to you whenever they’re ready. The thing with forgiveness is it should be willingly given to you. Don’t force or bombard the recipient with messages after the flower delivery. Do not make them feel guilty, smothered, or manipulated. Let them know you want to make things right, but respect their space and let them heal from a distance.
In photo: Fireworks Baby, $179
GORGEOUS APOLOGY FLOWERS FOR SAME-DAY DELIVERY SANTA MONICA
Shoot straight to the heart with our heart-melting from Orchid Republic. Visit our floral boutiques to check out our current floral selection. Or shop flowers online and get same-day flower delivery anywhere in Los Angeles, Orange County, or Santa Monica.