Samples of Get Well Messages

Many people are stumped when it comes to knowing what to write for get well messages. Because etiquette requires a handwritten note inside a get well card, knowing the right thing to say to a sick or injured person is important.

Minor Illness: For a minor illness, simply send a get well soon message, and let them know you are thinking of them. Here are some examples:

  • You are in my thoughts.
  • We miss you here at work.
  • Sending happy thoughts your way so you'll feel better soon.
  • Sending you some get well cheer.
  • Warm wishes for a speedy recovery.
  • Here's a little sunshine to brighten up your day.

Hospital Stay: When someone is in the hospital for a minor treatment or small surgery, the message can be more substantial. Because many cards accompany small gifts, it's appropriate to reference them in the message. Consider one of these options:

  • As you heal and rest, know that you are thought of often.
  • Sending healing thoughts your way for a speedy recovery.
  • Know that you are missed. Warmest get well wishes.
  • May these flowers brighten your day. Get well soon.
  • Hope this gift will give you a lift. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
  • Can't wait until you are back on your feet. You are missed.

Serious Illness or Injury: When someone is facing a major health challenge, the message should reflect your care and concern. The wording on these cards should say "get well" only if there is a good chance of recovery. Sentiments expressing that they are in your thoughts are more appropriate. Use these ideas to get started:

  • Sending loving thoughts your way and remembering all you do for others.
  • Here's a little something to brighten your day. Thinking of you.
  • You are in our prayers and thoughts.
  • I admire your strength and courage. Please let me know if I can do anything to help out.
  • So sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I'm thinking of you.
  • May this gift brighten your day and lift your spirits in every way.


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