15 Get Well Soon Messages for Colleagues and Coworkers

Sending a handwritten card is much more personal than a simple email. This is true whether you are sending a thank you note to a client or a get well soon card to a coworker. Handwrytten understands that handwritten cards are vital, but it is not always easy to know what to say or what else to offer.

For some, sending a card can be difficult, especially for those you work with every day. How do you express sincere sentiments to a colleague that could be facing anything from a light illness to a life-changing injury? How do you also do it professionally? 

This is why we have compiled these tips to answer all your questions about sending get well soon messages for colleagues and many more.

Why Send a Get Well Soon Card?

Sending a card is a wonderful way to show a person that you have been thinking about them and care for them in their time of need. 

This simple gesture shows you are thinking of them in a time of illness, injury, or sickness. Sending a card is an act of simple kindness that should extend to anyone, but it is vital in business. 

Since we often spend more time with our colleagues and coworkers than we do with our own families. It is important to show them that you are there for them in difficult times and can help strengthen your bond and trust in each other. 

What Should You Include in a Get Well Soon Message?

While there is not one single way to best express your good wishes, there are some things you should include in most get well soon messages for colleagues and coworkers. 

Naturally, the get-well wish you have on the card will depend on the recipient, your relationship with them, and their specific situation. However, there are a few tried-and-true rules to keep in mind as you work on your message.

A Warm Greeting

Make sure, to begin with, a greeting that sets the tone of the message. You can always open with a standard, “Dear [name].” The greeting you choose will often depend on how familiar you are with the person. When in doubt, you can start with just their name.

Express Empathy and Good Wishes

Make sure to reflect on the situation and be careful that the tone of your message matches the severity of the issue. Do not forget to express your good wishes that deal specifically with what your colleague is going through to show that it is not just a generic card.

If your colleague is dealing with a severe health issue, try to avoid offering advice about treatment. Instead, stay focused on lighthearted tips on healing and ways to pass the time. Try to keep it brief, hopeful, and optimistic in your tone- you want them to feel better after reading your card, not worse. 

Keep It Simple

With coworkers especially, it may be nice – but not required – to offer to help out with specific work-related projects they may have been working on. 

Typically, the offer of help should be as specific as possible. A generic addition of “we’re here to help however you need” may not ring sincere, and the receiver may not take you up on your offer. If you offer something more specific, then it shows that you are serious about helping out.

Examples might be offering to alert their clients to the pause or simply adding an out-of-office message, so they do not have to think about it. No task is too small!

End with a Warm Closing

Always make sure to wrap up your hand written letter with a closing message that matches the tone of the card and how familiar you are with them. Common sentiments include:

  • Thinking of you
  • Wishing you rest
  • Wishing you health
  • Happy healing
  • Be well
  • Best wishes as you recover
  • Take care
  • Warmly

Depending on how close you are to your colleague, any of the above could be appropriate.

15 Get Well Soon Messages for Colleagues and Coworkers

Sometimes finding the right words for your card can be tricky, even if you are close to the colleague to who you are sending a get-well card. You may want to send them a card individually or as an office.

No matter the issue at hand, here are some examples of get well soon messages for colleagues and coworkers to get you started. Just do not forget the greeting and ending too!

  1. We are all wishing you good health comes soon. We hope to hear about your speedy recovery!
  2. We all miss you at work and hope you feel better soon. Please let us know if you need anything from us while you are focusing on recovering!
  3. I am so sorry to learn about your illness. Please know that you are not alone, and we will be here by your side as you get through this.
  4. We are all sending you positive thoughts to get back on your feet soon. Don’t lose hope! If you need anything, we are here for you.
  5. Sending you many good wishes as you deal with this injury. Hope to see you well rested and feeling better very soon.
  6. I just heard that you are sick. I am sending positive vibes your way that you will be able to bounce back as quickly as possible. Get well soon!
  7. Everyone has been missing you greatly since you took your leave. I hope you feel better soon and get back to cheering everyone up around the office!
  8. The office has been so boring without you here. We can not wait to have you back around soon. Feel better!
  9. Sending you many get well soon wishes for you to feel better quickly. We have missed your positive attitude cheering everyone up around the office. We all are hoping to see you back on your feet again soon!
  10. We all hope you are taking it nice and slow right now as you deal with your injust. Take your time focusing on recovery. We have got it covered here!
  11. I am thinking of you and sending good vibes your way. Please let us know if you need anything during this difficult time. You and your upbeat attitude are already missed greatly at work.
  12. Get well soon! Your courage and strength are inspiring. We are all waiting to see you healthy again very soon. 
  13. We are all thinking of you as you deal with this injury. Remember to take it one day at a time, and we are here if you need anything.
  14. Everyone has missed seeing you around the office. We all hope you have a smooth, quick recovery and get back here soon!
  15. Thinking of you as you focus on feeling better! I hope every day brings you one day closer to a complete recovery.

 

When to Send a Get Well Soon Card

In general, you should try to send a card within a week or so of the inciting incident. You don’t want your card to get there after your coworker has already recovered, so in general, the faster you can send it, the better.

 

Handwritten Cards vs. Email

It can be tempting to send over an email or e-card and call it a day. However, handwritten letters can make all the difference. A handwritten note feels special as the assumption is that the sender put more thought and care into it. 

Handwritten cards are getting rarer each year. The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission revealed that in 2017, the average American only received ten pieces of personal mail a year. But it is the rareness that makes it all the more valuable for those on the receiving end. 

Handwritten notes are memorable and genuinely show you care about someone. On average, people open emails just over 20% of the time. Meanwhile, handwritten notes have an 80% open rate.

On top of all those reasons, sending a handwritten letter is good for you! Knowing you’re sending something unique compounds the benefits because these letters are so special for the recipients. A handwritten letter is a way to reach out and make contact with a loved one that feels more caring than when you use digital mediums.

Using email is understandably tempting. Emailing is much faster. Many people don’t feel like they have time to find a card, write out a message, and take all the steps to send it out.

 

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The handwriting is indistinguishable from human writing, and the card will include your return address and an actual stamp. We even have the option to include a gift card to major brands so that you can add a gift along with your good wishes. For happier occasions, please see this article on employee birthday card messages.

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