How to Write a Get-Well Letter
Your goal is to express warm feelings of care and concern.
- Express your regret that the person is ill or injured.
- Communicate your sincere concern and reassure the reader of your support.
- Indicate your hope and assurance that the person will get well soon.
- If desired, you could express your sincere appreciation to the person for being a good friend, trusted colleague, kind neighbor, positive role model, or the like.
- If appropriate, mention that the person is missed. You might also mention specific things you miss about the person, such as his/her warm sense of humor or his/her habit of bringing office treats to weekly meetings.
- Close your letter by reiterating your hope that the reader will have a speedy recovery.
Get-Well Letter Tips:
- Overall your letters should express genuine feelings of care and concern.
- Be positive when writing this letter.
- You might want to include humorous anecdotes or good news that will cheer the reader.
- When writing to a child, be particularly upbeat and positive. Don’t include anything in your letter that might cause the child undue concern, and don’t dwell on the illness or disease.
- If you have included a gift with your letter, briefly mention it.
- If desired, you could mention that the person is in your thoughts and prayers.
- Be sure to write this letter in a timely manner. Don't procrastinate!
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- Write a get-well message regarding an employee's or business associate's family member who is suffering from illness or injury
- Write a get-well message to a child suffering from illness or injury
- Write a get-well message to a friend or relative suffering from an illness or injury
- Write a get-well message to a teacher suffering from illness or injury
- Write a get-well message to an employee or business associate suffering from illness or injury
Plus sample letters for each of these related topics and more:
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- Express regret on the defeat of legislation or the loss of an election
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- Offer sympathy for loss or damage caused by a theft, vandalism, or natural disaster
- Offer sympathy for the death of a business associate
- Offer sympathy for the death of a business associate's family member
- Offer sympathy for the death of a child
- Offer sympathy for the death of a friend or relative
- Offer sympathy for the death of a person who has been ill
- Offer sympathy for the loss of a job
- Offer sympathy for the loss or death of a pet
- Offer sympathy in a case of serious or terminal illness
- Send a gift with a sympathy letter
- Thank someone for expressions of sympathy