Write a Get-well Message to a Friend or Relative Suffering from an Illness or Injury • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1Express your concern.
2Reassure the reader of your support.
3Close with best wishes.


A get-well letter to a friend or relative should carry a feeling of warmth and concern. It should also offer some genuine encouragement and help. Keep your letter brief and sincere.

Example Letter #1


Word on the street says you are laid up with bronchitis. I'm glad to hear you are taking it easy. Something like that can too easily become more serious, and we need you around for the family volleyball games. If there is anything Jane or I can do to help out, please let us know--and don't be shy. I could help with some of your errands after 6:00. Please heed our request and get well soon!

Example Letter #2


We are so sorry to hear of your accident. John and I had been wondering why we hadn't seen you lately. I'm glad it wasn't any worse than it was. We were hoping to drop in on you next week as we drive to Springfield. If there is anything we can bring to make your days pass more easily, just phone us and we will be glad to bring it. I sincerely hope you are comfortable and that you are not worrying too much about work. We know you are in good hands with Dr. Doe.

Example Letter #3


Sorry to hear about your collarbone. I guess you will be off the bike for a while and will have to listen to John's "I told you so."

When I broke my collarbone, I had a very hard time using only one arm, but then I don't do very well even with two. If I know you, though, you'll make the best of it. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

Example Letter #4


I told you to watch out for trees up there on the slopes. I hope you fared better than the tree! Jane and I dropped off a couple of casseroles at your home today and will keep tabs on your family for you. You concentrate on getting better so you can get back up there and assault more trees.