I think the rule of thumb when deciding to send a Get Well Card or Thinking of You Card is the level of illness of the recipient. So, if the patient is sure to recover I would send a Get Well Card followed up with a Thinking of You card later. If the patient is terminal, sending a Get Well Card is thoughtless and cruel so I would send a Thinking of You Card.
Let’s say you don’t know the degree of the patient’s condition but you want to send a card to let them know you care and you want to boost their spirits. Sending a Thinking of You Card or a Get Well Cards with subtle message like “Wishing you the Best” are options. Also, if the card has a preprinted greeting-read it!-if the sentiment offers prayers during a difficult time and the patient has a broken finger, may be overkill.
It is difficult to know the right words to write in a Get Well or Thinking of You card, here are some suggestions:
- I am so sorry to hear you’ve been ill.
- I’m wishing you the very best during your recovery
- I hope you’re doing well and are on the road to recovery.
- And my favorite, You are in my thoughts/prayers.
What not to do is also important as:
- Don’t compare illnesses – not a great idea
- Do not tell stories you heard about the hospital, doctor or your Aunt Jane who had sort of the same thing…
Showing someone compassion is a virtue which should be admired.
Get Well cards are extremely important inside and outside of the business world. Get well cards let your employees, supervisors, or whoever is ill, sick, or injured know that they are being thought of during their trying time of illness, sickness or injury.
Imagine how the person in question would feel when they open a card full of well wishes and good thoughts from their co-workers. I, for one, would feel extremely pleased and happy to know that I was thought of enough to warrant a Get Well card. On GalleryCollection.com, there is a variety of Get Well Cards including the Get Well Roses Get Well Card, the Get Well Basket Greeting Card, and the Garden Get Well Greeting Card.
They also have an amazing Get Well Assortment Box, stocked with thirty five Get Well Cards; with nine different designs. Sending a get well card to your employee or supervisor creates a kind of caring and empathetic representation of your company, and it will make your employee or supervisor happy to know that they have been thought of, and it may even make them feel just a little bit better!
A thoughtful get well card is sure to brighten up anyone’s day when they are feeling ill. In a business setting though, it’s important to keep some tips in mind to ensure your being respectful and sensitive to someone’s private life outside of work.
There are many get well cards out there to choose from. Avoid cards that are too sad or overly sensitive. Some illnesses take longer than others to recover from. Read through the greeting and put yourself in the shoes of the receiver and ask yourself – “is this appropriate to send?” Although you may know of the severity of someone’s illness, it’s best to keep it short, sweet, and professional. There are also some get well cards that mention “God.” I would avoid sending cards like that unless you know the person does believe in God. Even then, you never know when someone’s beliefs may change. If you have to second guess yourself on your get well card purchase, choose a more basic type of card. Of course, use your own discretion when choosing a card, depending on how well you know the person who’s sick.
One idea is to have your whole team purchase a get well soon card and everyone can sign and write in it. This is a great idea because everyone can chip in and get a really nice card, and even be able to send flowers or something additional with the card.
When we are feeling sick, it always helps to know that somebody cares. We can feel helpless, weak, or even powerless. Sending a Get Well card can show friends, family, clients, or co-workers that you care and you wish them well for their recovery. I remember when my father was ill in the hospital after a stroke. It saddened him that there weren’t many people were reaching out. He received a Get Well card from a co-worker and it lifted his spirits immediately. It really meant a lot to him when certain people reached out. I noticed on days where he had visits or received cards, he would be more willing to do rehabilitation and work towards recovery.
What many people fail to realize is that our mental state can drastically affect our recovery from a physical illness. When our state of mind is calm, stable, and healthy then that can certainly reflect on our bodies. When we get congratulated at work for a job well done, it is great recognition that makes us want to work even harder. When a person receives a Get Well card, it makes them strive to get better and work towards their recovery in a positive way. A good portion of folks recovering from an illness are most likely feeling sad, down, or a little depressed. A Get Well card will surely brighten their day!
The next time a loved one is feeling ill, get them a card and wish them well. You have no idea the positivity and strength you could be giving that person during their struggle. Giving a friend, family member, or co-worker a Get Well card lets them know that you are with them every step of the way on their journey to recovery!
A Get Well card can mean so much to a person in need. I remember when my father was very ill, one of the only things that truly lifted his spirits was receiving a Get Well card from his co-workers. His job was his second home, and his co-workers were like his second family. These get well wishes meant so much to him that they even made him shed some tears when he opened the card. This was during the few months he was in the hospital and stuck at home after recovering from a stroke. For months, my father was unable to spell or perform simple math problems. After receiving support from his co-workers, I could see his spirits were lifted. He was back at work a few months later and able to perform his daily functions as if nothing ever happened. I 100% believe the Get Well card and support from his co-workers helped him through the healing process.
We have all struggled with our health at one time or another and we all know how it feels to know someone cares. I have heard many medical experts say that your mental health can be just as important as your physical health when trying to heal from an illness. There has even been scientific evidence that an improved mental state can speed up the healing process! So the next time you hear your co-worker is out of work because they are struggling with an illness, maybe it’s a good idea to send them a card. It will mean the world to them!