How to Close a Get-Well Letter

by Heather Leigh Landon

Get-well letters express your concern about the health of a friend, family member or co-worker who has been hospitalized or sick for an extended period of time. Depending on how close your relationship to the person, you might wish to send the get-well letter accompanied by flowers, balloons or a book to read. If possible, hand write the get-well letter and take the time to deliver it in person.

Express how much you miss the person. In the closing, explain how things are not the same without her there and you cannot wait for her return to work or home. Say something such as,"The office is lonely without your companionship, and I can't wait to have lunch with you when you return."

Show affection and concern. Allow your emotions in the letter, especially if you are close to the person you are writing. Express your sadness that she is not feeling well, and let her know you're there is she needs someone to visit or talk to. For example, "I feel terrible you've fallen ill and want you to know I'm here if you need someone to talk to."

State a get-well wish. In the final sentence of your get-well letter, offer a simple get-well wish for a speedy recovery. For example, "I hope you start feeling better soon and are up and around before you know it."

Be compassionate. Especially if she has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, such as cancer. Let her know you are there if she needs you for emotional support or to take care of things at her home while she is in the hospital. For example, "This must be a difficult time for you. I want you to know that I'm here for you in any way you need me. Just know that I'm thinking of you."

Sign the letter. After the final sentence, add your signature. Above your signature you can add a quick statement such as "See you soon," "Sincerely" or "Missing you."

Items you will need

  • Stationery

About the Author

Heather Leigh Landon has been a writer since 1988 when she started her career as a stringer for "The McHenry Star News." Since then she has worked for newspapers such as "The Woodstock Independent," "The Northwest Herald" and "Press Journal." Landon graduated from William Rainey Harper College with an Associate of Applied Science in journalism.

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