Get Well Notes

Get Well Notes - Tips

This section has some thank you note wording samples for get well wishes and gifts you have received. You can adapt or use the wording samples in the other occasion sections as well.

When it comes to illness or other health issues, there are several situations where thank you notes are appropriate, including:
• Friends or co-workers who visited you in the hospital
• Friends or co-workers who sent get well gifts
• Friends who visited you at home
• Friends who lent household help, such as cooking or bringing dinners
• Medical professionals who went above and beyond their jobs
• Anyone who offered emotional support and understanding

Saying thanks to your loved ones, co-workers, family, and friends who sent gifts, wished you well, helped you out, or came to visit during a recent illness or hospital stay will leave a lasting impression and make you feel good.

Get Well Notes - Wording Samples

Balloons/CandyFlowersTo Office for Sympathy During IllnessGift BasketVisiting Helping Out While IllHelping Out with Sick Child/Relative


"Thank you so much for the balloons - they were so much fun to receive. I still can't get over how joyful, even at my age, it was to receive that balloon bouquet. Thanks again!"


" Thank you so much for the luscious candy treats. As you obviously know, I love candy and getting these treats really kicked my get well spirit into high gear. Thanks again!"


" Thank you for the flowers you sent me while I was in the hospital. They cheered me up so much and really brightened up my dull room. I am on the road to recovery now, and look forward to our next coffee morning."


" Thank you so much for the lovely bouquet you sent me upon hearing of my illness. It really is a drag to be in bed all day, but your flowers are in my bedroom and are a cheerful reminder of you and your friendship."


" Thank you for the stunning flowers. They really added a wonderful moment to my day, and for that I am very grateful to you. Thanks again."

To Office for Sympathy During Illness

" I just wanted to thank you again for your incredible kindness. My husband's condition has been stressful, but being able to care for him without worrying about losing wages certainly lightens our load. I so appreciate your concern and understanding. I won't forget this! "

Gift Basket

" I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the gift basket you sent to the hospital. It was such a nice surprise - how did you know all my favorite, yet healthy treats? You are so thoughtful to have sent it; it really lifted my spirits. Thank you all very much!"


" I just wanted to let you know again how much I appreciated your support while I was in the hospital. It meant so much to me that you would take the time to come see me. Your kind words, company, and prayers really made a difference. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and your friendship. "


" Where do I begin? I just can't thank you enough for your support and all the goodies you brought during my hospital stay. Crafts to pass the time, flowers to brighten my room, not to mention your company to keep me happy...I really appreciate it all so much. And on top of that, you even managed to crochet a beautiful baby blanket! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am very lucky to have you as future in-laws! "


" Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me in the hospital. It really was wonderful having your company, and it made such a difference in my day. Thanks again."

Helping Out While Ill

" I want to thank you again for your invaluable help while I was sick. Cooking for our family, taking the kids out, organizing all kinds of meals -- you really covered everything, and I can't tell you how much we appreciate it all. Being sick is never easy but your assistance relieved a lot of the stress involved and let me focus on recovering. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I won't forget it."


" Thank you for all of your help while I was ill. Words cannot express my sincerest and most heartfelt gratitude for you and your support while I was in my time of need. Thanks again."

Helping Out with Sick Child/Relative

" I can't begin to express my gratitude for what you've done. It hasn't been easy dealing with things lately, but knowing I have friends like you definitely helps. From watching my kids to helping out with meals, you've really gone way above and beyond the typical meaning of 'friend'. Whenever I think of all the time and effort you put in for me and my family, I'm just floored. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You've helped in ways I can't even express. I will never forget this! "


" Thank you for your kindness and your support during our little family emergency. We appreciate it more than you know."


" I wanted to thank you for helping care for my mother these last few weeks. Seeing her in such a state was certainly not easy for me, but your kind, gentle, knowledgeable assistance helped me get through it. Please know how much I appreciate your help."