Giving a get well card is a great way to help an ill or injured person recover easier if not more quickly. Figuring out what to write can be a challenge. Many cards come with impersonal messages, and those messages may be inadequate in expressing what needs to be said.
In any case, use the following examples to find inspiration without working up too much perspiration. Change one to fit the person or improve upon one with some personal details. Write something so good that your friend or family member will truly get well now.
Use these for a coworker, friend, or relative. These are general enough to get a message started. Then fill in some more details. While adding more, keep the message simple, encouraging, and positive.
If you got better yesterday, it wouldn't be soon enough!
We miss you and wish for you to get well soon!
I am sorry you are not feeling well. I am praying for healing.
I hope you get feeling better soon. I don't like that you are sick.
We pray that God will watch over you, heal you, comfort you, and give you peace at this time.
Please make sure you get the rest that you need, so you can get well soon.
If you feel alone when you are sick, remember that I am thinking of you and God is with you no matter what is going on.
Getting sick is just a reminder of how fragile we all are. You've had enough of a reminder. Now get well soon!
I wish you hadn't gotten sick, but since that already happened, now I'm wishing that you'll get well soon.
It doesn't seem fair that someone as nice as you would get sick. I guess life isn't fair.
Just think of all the things you and I will do when you get well soon. Hurry up! I can't wait!
Don't make me wait too long to hear that you are all better!
I am wishing you good cheer and a quick recovery!
We hope your condition improves each day until you are back to normal soon.
We love you and miss you at home. Get better soon!
These funny get well messages are not always appropriate. If an ill person likes to laugh, then one of these may work well. Laughter is the best medicine, right?
You better get better. I'm sick of you being sick.
I want you to get well soon, so I can come over and bother you.
I always knew you were sick, but not this way. Stop being a sicko!
I am sorry you are having to live with this illness. It does, however, beats the alternative of not living with the illness.
If laughter is the best medicine, then you should get a taste of your own medicine. Tell yourself some jokes.
Who do you think you are, taking time off work? You know you are going to have a lot more work when you come back.
You are sick. It's about time you admit it.
We hope you bounce back. Why would you need to bounce back though? Did someone drop you?
If your immune system was a lawyer, I would fire it. It doesn't seem to be defending you well enough.
They say to drink a lot of water to get well, but don't you need to get a well so that you can have water to drink?
Next to me, you're my least favorite person to be sick. That's because you make me just as miserable when you are sick.
Take all the time off that you need in order to recover. Your work will be here when you are better. It will just be piled up really high.
Get well cards are great at keeping you from having to shake hands or hug a sick person. That's why you are getting a card from me.
You were supposed to eat an apple a day. Now you're going to have to see the doctor!
What if the Person Won't Get Well Soon?
If the ill person isn't going to get well soon, it may be more appropriate to give him or her a thinking of you card or even a sympathy card. Writing a get well message for someone with cancer is a challenge. A sense of loss can be associated with deterioration of health, and the person may need comfort and encouragement more than a standard get well soon message. You can get ideas of what to write in a thinking of you card, and use those ideas in this case.