- When sending a get-well letter, it should only convey your worry to the sick child. It is important, to put anything colorful or entertaining objects, these will help the child to recover quickly. You can also give some questions to the child if you think he or she will respond.
- Tell the sick child that you are worried.
- Encourage the child with uplifting messages.
- Tell him the gift you have prepared and end the letter with a hopeful message.
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[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I just heard from your mom that you had a big fall from your horse yesterday. I hope you don't have too many bruises, but just be thankful that you were wearing your riding helmet. I am sure that your helmet saved you from more serious injuries. I am glad that you have always made sure that you have it on, so remember always to wear it when you go back out. I hope you like the book on ponies I have included with this note and don't worry you will be back out riding in next to no time.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample of a get-well letter after a riding accident.
Further things to consider when writing get-well letters to friends
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 Friends
Letters to friends are letters you write to people with whom you have a bond of mutual affection. These letters are like conversations and can be just about anything. They could be thank-you letters to thank your friends, congratulation letters to congratulate them, apology letters to say sorry, condolence letters to comfort the bereaved, etc. You could also write to your friends to share general information such as school and family news, what has been happening in your town, or just tell funny stories. Letters are special and show the other person that you are thinking about him/her. The recipient can keep the letters for years and read them over and over again.
Letters to friends are personal and are usually addressed to specific individuals. Since the recipient is a person with whom you have a close relationship, the salutation is more personal and less formal. Greet the recipient warmly and proceed to stating the reason for your letter. Share some information about yourself. Maintain a polite and friendly tone. End your letter on a note of anticipation to seeing the recipient soon or reading from him/her. You can also add a postscript for something you forgot to say.