- When sending a get-well letter to a friend or relative, you should make them feel the warmth and concern you have for them. It should also provide honest encouragement and support. Make your letter short yet sincere.
- Tell the reader that you are concerned.
- Encourage the reader with your support..
- End the letter with best wishes.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I just heard that the doctors have told you to take it easy with your bad chest. Make sure you follow their advice, they know what they are doing, a bad chest can easily develop into something much more serious. We want you up and about for our next family picnic, who else is going to make the potato salad?
You need to let me know if I can do anything for you while you have your feet up. I don't want you to think you are a pain; I want to help with anything I can. Take care, and just let me know what I can do.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Example of a get-well letter to a family member.
Further things to consider when writing get-well letters to family
Get-well letters are letters sent to wish people a quick recovery when they are suffering from illness or when they are injured. The simple gesture of reaching out to a person with a letter goes a long way towards lifting that person's spirits. Whether it is a serious illness or just a minor injury, you definitely can't say something insensitive. You want to encourage and put a smile on the person's face. Get-well letters provide some comfort and let people know that you are thinking about them.
Before writing get-well letters, you need to consider the relationship you have with the person. For close relatives and friends, it is fine to make the letter as personal as you like. However, for people you are not close to, avoid being too personal or wordy. Regardless, all get-well letters should express your concern for the person's illness. Keep the letter short, sincere, and to the point. Empathize with the person so that he/she knows that you understand what he/she is going through. Make the person feel the concern you have for him/her. Stay positive and avoid dwelling on the negatives. Close the letter by wishing the person speedy recovery.
Letters to Family
Letters to family are letters written to people who are related to each other by blood, marriage, or adoption, who commit to the mutual relationship. In most cases, these letters are sent by people who are away from their families. The purpose of writing to family members is mostly to let them know that you care about them and that they are on your mind. Apart from greetings letters to say hello to your family, you could send a congratulation letter to your daughter for graduating to the next class, an apology letter for missing your son's birthday or a thank-you letter for a gift from your wife.
Letters to family are usually casual. Therefore, the tone should be warm, sweet, and friendly. Depending on the reason for your writing, you can address a family letter to a specific person or the entire family. Open the letter with warm greetings. Deliver your message clearly. Where necessary, mention important news or events. Write in a conversational manner that makes the recipient feel as if you are actually talking to him/her. Close with a statement of reassurance of your love for the recipient and/or a request to write back.