Get well wishes: what to write in a get-well card

July 19, 2022 0 By Teacher

Get well wishes: what to write in a get-well card

Get well card

It’s not always easy finding the words to write in a get-well card. We want to offer what comfort we can. We want to bring a smile in the middle of a tough day. We definitely DON’T want to say something insensitive.

Well, relax, because there are plenty of warm, hopeful, encouraging and even funny things you can say to someone who’s injured or ill. And whatever you write, the simple gesture of reaching out with a card will go a long way toward lifting that person’s spirits.

The get-well wishes you write will depend a lot on your recipient and his or her specific health situation. Whether it’s a minor injury or a serious illness, Hallmark’s writers have message ideas to guide you. We hope our tips take some of the pressure off and help you extend a little heartfelt caring to someone who needs it.


You don’t have to write a whole lot to lift your recipient’s spirits in a big way. It’s fine to keep your personal message short, sweet and upbeat—especially when the card itself has already said quite a bit.

  • “Hope you get to feeling better soon!”
  • “Looking forward to seeing you back at practice when you’re ready.”
  • “Wishing you well.”
  • “Take extra good care!”
  • “Here’s to you—steadier, stronger and better every day.”
  • “We hope you’re taking it slow and easy right now.”
  • “Take your sweet time getting well!”
  • “Sending good, healthy vibes your way.”
  • “Warmest wishes for a speedy recovery!”
  • “Miss you around here!”
  • “Lifting you up in my prayers during your treatments.”
  • “I’m sure you’ll be up to your old tricks again in no time!”
  • “Hope you feel a little better every day.”
  • “You’re in all our warmest thoughts as you recover from your accident.”
  • “Hope it won’t be long till you’re out of the hospital.”
  • “Think of this as the universe telling you to watch more TV.”
  • “Hope you’re catching up on your cookbook reading!”

Writing tip: A short “miss you” message can be great for a classmate, co-worker or neighbor confined to a hospital or home because of an injury or illness. It’s a nice little reminder that they’re important to you.

50 Heartfelt Thinking of You Messages for Illness

#1 It’s just not fair that you’re ill. I can’t wait to see you back on your feet again, but for now, let us know if there is anything we can do. We’re all thinking of you and wishing you a quick recovery.


#2 I hate it that you are ill. You are superman/superwoman in everything you do, so where does that leave the rest of us mere mortals? I am sending energy and happy thoughts your way. Please continue to take care of yourself and get well soon.

#3 The best thing you can do is to not rush your recovery. Rest, save your energy and you’ll feel better in no time. I’m thinking of you every day and sending you lots of hugs and virtual chicken soup!

#4 There’s nothing worse for a fast-moving person like you than getting stopped in his/her tracks with an illness. I am so sorry this happened. It may take time, but you are fierce, and you’ve got this. In the meantime, let me know what you need. To talk? A medicine or grocery delivery? Or a zero-calorie chocolate cake? I’ve got your back, my friend. I am hoping for your speedy recovery.


#5 However hard it gets, just remember that you have a lot of people pulling for you to get through this. I hope you find strength in knowing we are here for you, and that you will soon be better. Please get well soon.

#6 Chicken soup, groceries, carting the kids around – just let me know how I can help. You need some time to rest and focus on kicking this illness. I’m a text away. Get well soon, my friend.

#7 I don’t know why bad things happen to good people, but we’ll beat this together. Thinking of you and sending you all my love. I hope you get better soon, and in the meantime, please let me know if there is some way I can help. Sending you lots of hugs.


#8 Just a little note to let you know I am thinking of you and hoping for your quick recovery. It is no fun to be ill, and I can only imagine how awful you feel. If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I miss you very much and am sending good thoughts your way. Please get better soon.

#9 I read on a credible internet website that cakes, candy, and all desserts have zero calories when you are sick. I would love to drop some zero-calorie treats off for you, so let me know when you’re feeling up to it. Miss you, and I am sending you all my wishes for energy and health.

#10 I know it must feel lonely fighting this illness, but please know I am thinking of you and am just a call or text away anytime you feel like talking. People say I have a listening ear and I would love to hear your voice. Until then, keep taking care of yourself and rest.


#13 I’m so sorry you fell ill. Let me know if you would like to talk or if it would be okay for me to drop off a little care package to ease the boredom. I hope you’re better in no time. Get well soon.


#14 Seriously, you can’t just take yourself out of the picture. You must get well soon. Just kidding. But I do miss you and hope you recover quickly. Let me know if you are up for watching a movie on [Netflix / Amazon Prime] at the same time so we can pretend we’re hanging out. I am thinking of you.

#15 I heard that you are stuck ill at home, but thank goodness for social media. This is just a card to let you know that I am thinking of you and am going to call you in a couple of days. I want to hear about how you are feeling and see how we can connect online to stay in touch. Wishing you the best of energy and health very soon.


#19 Thinking about you every day. I know you’re strong, but everyone can use a little help from their friends. I am going to call you in a couple of days and see what I can get delivered to you. Hang in there.


#20 I know being ill is so tough, but you’re tougher and in the end, I know you will beat this. Take your time and know I am here for you if you need me to walk the dog, drop off groceries, or bring you some food. Thinking of you and hoping to see you get back to your old healthy self soon.