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.
The main purpose of sending greeting cards is the act of showing a friend, colleague, client, customer, etc. that they matter to you. Receiving a greeting card is always a welcome event. A side benefit of sending greeting cards is the opportunity they provide for businesses to promote their brands. Greeting cards can function as relationship building items and soft marketing materials. When attempting to use a greeting card in this manner, there are some points of decorum and restraint to keep in mind. There is the danger of over-promoting your brand in your cards to the point that your recipients could only view your card as a marketing vessel and thus ignore any of your true genuine good wishes.
Here are some general guidelines for your branding to keep your greeting cards off the proverbial wall of shame.
Keep it Simple in Sympathy Cards and Get Well Cards – While it is certainly acceptable to include a company’s or organization’s name or even their logo in a sympathy card or get well card, please be wary of how you do so. It’s best to keep font sizes and styles on the smaller side for your firm’s name in these greeting cards. You don’t want to call too much attention to your company. Also, if you opt to include a logo, it should be kept on the smaller side as well and preferably printed in a neutral color. If your logo is bright, multi-colored, and cheerful, it would be wise to consider printing it in just a plain black or green ink.
Avoid Redundancy – You may wish to include your company’s name and your logo in your greeting cards, which is great, unless your logo includes your company name in it. Cards with a printed company name right above a logo that also includes the company name can sometimes look redundant.
Watch for Overexposure – It may be tempting to plaster your brand all over the greeting card putting your logo or name on the front and inside of the greeting cards. Keep in mind that you don’t want your card to scream marketing material, nor should it. A good rule of thumb is to look at the card you’ve created before ordering and ask yourself, “If I received this card, would I feel that the sender actually cared about me?” If the answer is no, tone down some of the branding on the greeting card.
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!
Our step by step visual procedure will guide you through everything with plenty of assistance. You’ll be asked to select the greeting you want inside the card, along with your imprint, and the color you want the greeting and imprint in and more!
If you’d like to step things up and go for a more professional looking greeting card, many people will opt to insert their company logo and some staff signatures. If you are trying to create a more “laid back” greeting card, you can always imprint, “From All of Us At” and insert your company name! Whatever you decide, your greeting card will be sure to impress your customers or whomever is receiving the card. With the Gallery Collection’s help, you’ll also ensure your greeting card will undoubtedly represent the company in the best possible light.
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!
No one wants their friends to get sick, but most of us at some point will need to send a Get Well gift. And at that point, the question always is: What to get?
Borrowing from a late night TV host, here is a list of Top 10 Get Well Gifts:
Candy/chocolates. An obvious one, but almost everyone enjoys a sweet indulgence when they are not feeling well.
Plants/flowers, balloons. Put these in the category of “eye candy” or something to brighten up the room.
Magazines/books, puzzle book. Boredom is a main complaint of those who are bedridden, so something to pass the time is a welcome distraction.
Itunes gift card. In our new tech-savvy world, apps can take the place of puzzle books (see #8). Let your recovering friend choose from the thousands of game/puzzle/activity apps available as another way to alleviate boredom.
Soup. Grandma was right. Whether homemade or store bought, a nice bowl of warm soup can really hit the spot.
Gifts of comfort. Whether it is:
Cozy, fuzzy socks
Luxurious hand lotion. Nothing says “feel better” like comfy gifts.
Drinks. Bottle of wine, or a flavored tea.
For the recovering friend who has received “all of the above”, think about a gift they can look forward to using once they are on the mend: movie tickets, or a gift certificate for a manicure .
I hope this was helpful, and even more than that, I hope you never need to use it!
We work side by side with people day after day. We share the big and small events in our lives. We trade recipes, gossip and the minutiae of our lives on a daily basis. When a co-worker is out, we generally just go about our business and catch up with them when they come back. Why not think about sending get well wishes to a co-worker?
Think about it. We spend almost as much time with our co-workers as we do with our family. Probably more than with some family members. If we can send a get well card to Aunt Millie, why not to the person who sits across the room, eight hours a day, five days a week. Think how well that will be received by a person who is a little under the weather. You know when you are out of the office you feel like you’re missing something. Maybe you feel a little uncomfortable when you come back. Almost like there’s a broken connection. If you feel this – so do others.
The next a co-worker is out for a few days take the time to drop them a get well card. Include a note about what is happening in the office, it it’s only you can’t believe what Fred said now. This will not only bring a smile but it will let them know you care. I have found that buying a few cards and having them ready when needed makes this easier. Think of it as upgrading your office communication skills. I feel a cold coming on – don’t forget me!
It is difficult to know the right words to write in get well cards, but sending cards to someone who is battling an illness is so important to keep their spirits up. The tone you choose to you write with is dependant on who the person is to you, a close friend, a co-worker, a member of the family. Most importantly is to find out the nature of the illness; this will make your choice of words a little easier. For example, a broken foot is less serious than heart surgery. I had a very close call recently when I was sending my father-in-law a get well card and neglected to read the preprinted verse. He was terminally ill and inside was a cheery wish for a speedy recovery. Thankfully I had the sense to look before I mailed the card.
Here are some suggestions for get well messages to write in a card:
• I am so sorry to hear that 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
• You are in my thoughts/prayers
• Best wishes for a speedy recovery
It is also important to remember what you shouldn’t write as well:
• Don’t compare illnesses
• Do not tell stories you heard about the hospital, doctor or your Aunt Jane who had sort of the same thing
• Don’t let the tone of your message be morose or sad
• Don’t tell them there are people who have it much worse
A short, simple message is all you need to convey your feelings.