Why You Should Send Get Well Cards

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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!

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Colleen September 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

When you are stuck home in bed or in a hospital something as simple as a card can really brighten your day. I keep an assortment box at my desk at work so I always have get well cards on hand.

Joey September 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm

I stumbled across your post and I couldn’t agree more. Though irrelevant, when I receive an appraise at work, it makes all the difference. Whether it be just a thank you. It seems today, that most people are so consumed with the big picture, that they forget about the little steps that brought them. The little steps, being the people that brought them to the place they are today. All the same with receiving a get well card; its a joyous thought to know that someone besides family are wishing you a speedy recovery and have you in their thoughts. After all, we are all human beings and we crave the unconditional love from fellow friends, coworkers, family, and bosses.

Robbie V. September 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm

It is very uplifting to know that you are being thought of and missed at work when you are home sick. It’s always good to know your friends and family wish you a speedy recovery, but it really helps to know that people you work with every day are missing you as well. Let’s face it, we are with our co-workers as much (if not more) that our family members during the week. It’s good to know that we are valuable to our ‘work family ‘ and we are missed by the people we spend most of our days with. A Get Well or Missing you card signed by co-workers can do wonders for a speedy recovery!

tiriq October 1, 2015 at 11:45 am

I think sending someone a get well card or even a thank you card lets them know that you appreciated the sentiment. Everyone is so caught up and consumed in their lives they don’t realize that stopping to recognize someone makes a world of difference. Before my daughter was born we had a baby shower and we still have the cards that was given to us that day. Not only was it special it showed that everyone cared enough to say congratulations and its something that our daughter can look back on when she gets older.

Will O. October 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Receiving a get well card always picks me up. Not only because whom its from, but because that person is showing that they really care about me, and is taken their time out of their day to make me smile.

Anthony December 7, 2015 at 11:11 am

I love sending get well cards – that’s why I always have a bunch at home. You never know when you’ll need them to brighten up someone’s day a bit.

AnnMarie September 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

When you are not feeling well getting an unexpected Get well card from someone you wouldn’t expect to hear from can be really nice. It let’s you know that people are concerned and thinking about you and missing you. These cards are always good to have on hand.

Terry September 29, 2016 at 9:17 pm

Get well cards are a great way to let friends and loved ones know you care.

Pedro Kahn October 12, 2016 at 3:11 pm

Just another way to spread more love in a world that sorely needs it, let the get well wishes flow!

Kat M. October 20, 2016 at 11:02 am

Marco, I so agree with you regarding get well cards. I had an extended illness a few years back and I cherished every card I received. I looked forward to the time of day when I knew the mail person would darken my door. Opening the card was always the most encouraging moment of each day for me. However, an hour later I would be down again. But all I had to do was to look up at my mantle to be reminded of all the folks who were thinking of me and wishing me a speedy recovery and I was refreshed by get well sentiments.

Sunlight October 26, 2017 at 12:24 pm

I love the idea of Get Well cards. When your body is feeling weak, it’s hard for your mind to feel strong. It’s good to know that someone is there to help you feel stronger.

Let’s keep them coming!

Melly September 21, 2018 at 10:12 am

I haven’t gotten a Get Well card since I was a teenager. But I’ll admit, receiving one made me feel warm inside and like people actually cared. I hope they never go out of style .

dawn c October 10, 2018 at 10:13 am

i always send get well cards – even when someone is home with a a little cold. I think they brighten anyones day with a little smile, and we all need a little smile in our day. Its a great way to remind someone that someone is thinking about them

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