Get Well Soon Messages

When someone close to us is unwell the thing we want most is for them get well soon. We may not be able to help speed up their recovery but we can let them know they're in our thoughts. So sending a gift and card with a touching or inspirational get well message is the least we can do.

Here you will find the best get well soon wishes and quotes. They will express your desire for a sick friend or relative to feel better soon, hoping for their speedy recovery. When you're unwell a message from a friend can be a real boost and lift your spirits when you're feeling down.

You might prefer to post something on Facebook or Twitter, where sharing get well soon quotes for friends is often done. It's a good way to let lots of people offer their messages and best wishes for the sick to get better soon.

And if you know the person well who's ill or injured then you can consider using a funny get well message. Putting a smile on the face of or giving a laugh to those who are unwell can be a great way to make them feel a little better. 'Laughter is the greatest medicine', as they say!

We understand writing a get well message can be tricky. You want your words to make those ill feel better, to lift their mood, and express exactly what they mean to you. Rest assured that a get well card or gift will be warmly received by those recovering. And as long as you're sincere and speak from the heart whatever you say will be greatly appreciated. But if you're still unsure then try our guide to writing the perfect get well message.

If you're going to see the ill person at home or in hospital, or you want something to go with your get well card, a small gift is a good option. Choosing the right present can be tough though. Try our get well gift ideas or top get well gifts to help make that decision easier.

What to Say in a Get Well Card

Not being confident about writing a get well message is common. You may be unsure of the best words to use or having trouble expressing exactly what the ill friend or loved one means to you.

  • Wishing you a full and speedy recovery
  • My thoughts and prayers for you to feel better soon
  • Sending love and positive thoughts your way. Get better soon!
  • Wishing you to feel better every day
  • Hoping you feel better very soon and I can't wait to see you again
  • I know you're strong enough to beat this and will be back on your feet in no time
  • We're here for you if you need anything. Big hugs and hopefully you'll feel your old self soon
  • Enjoy the flowers and hope they brighten your day and help speed your recovery
  • Remember to rest, take it slowly and you'll be back to your brilliant self in extra quick time!

What NOT to say in a Get Well Card

There are a few things you should absolutley avoid saying in your get well soon message. These phrases and choice of words could upset or cause the recipient to feel even worse.

  • Don't be negative. Stay upbeat and use encouraging words to make them feel more positive
  • Don't act or talk differently. They will want you to be as normal as possible with them. So write to them as you usually would
  • Don't be too religious in your message unless you know they will appreciate it. If you're in any doubt then err on the side of caution and stick with a regular message
  • Don't mention death! This should be obvious but all you will do is terrify and them. Avoid any mention of their mortality.
  • Don't use phrases like "everything happens for a reason" or "God has a plan". These sorts of sentiments can be offensive and not what someone who is ill will want to hear.

If a standard get well message doesn't feel like enough for you then there are a few alternatives. You can make a get well card interesting by including more than a few words wishing them a speedy recovery. A beautiful poem or verse that says in rhyme how you feel is a sweet way to wish someome 'get well'. Writing poetry can be challenging so our example get well poems are ideal for you to use as inspiration for your own or copy as they are.

If the sick or injured person is religious then a prayer may be the perfect way to wish them a healthy recuperation. Someone with a strong faith will appreciate a prayer that reaches out and offers them comfort, strength and a sense of inclusion amongst their friends or family. Showing their well being is important to you will be warmly received, so try our get well prayers for a heart warming way to wish them well.

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