When you get sick, it is so heart-warming and sweet to get all those “get well soon!” cards and wishes from your family members, colleagues, and friends! So definitely, the very first thing you want to do is to thank them all for the warm words and sincere care about you.
However, most of us would be surprised to figure out that we, actually, have no idea of how to respond to a get well soon message properly! Is it enough to just say “thank you!”? Or , maybe, you should give a more detailed reply? Do you need to reply at all?
To help you figure this all out, we have prepared the article that you can find below. In it, we will explain how to respond to a “get well soon” message correctly and politely.
Also, you will learn whether such a response will differ much if you reply to a close friend, to one of your family members, or to a person whom you barely know.
Like this, you will be able to know for sure what response is the best in different situations. And besides, you will definitely learn a lot of new variants of replies to the “get well soon” message.
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What Response to Get Well Soon Message Shall I Send?
When receiving a card with the “get well soon” wish, you definitely feel pleased and cared for! Your well-wishers pour love on you this way through the warm words and small gifts to cheer you up and make you feel better.
For the sick people, it is a very great feeling when someone wishes you good, no matter whether it is a close friend, a family member, or a person whom you know less closely.
And since such messages show how other people care for us, it is absolutely natural for us to feel gratitude and a desire to repay them.
That means we would like to send them a message that will show them how grateful and pleased we are!
But this is the problem: how to respond to the “get well soon” message or card correctly? What words to pick so that your message looks and sounds both polite and grateful? Shall you write the same response to your friend and to your colleague whom you know you have only professional relations with?
Well, the basic rule of thumb is that, when replying to close people (such as family and friends), you can use less formal words and phrases. Also, it is very welcome if you describe how pleased you feel to receive such a message from them.
On the other hand, when replying to a person whom you don’t know that well, or when sending a response to your boss or a colleague, it is better to be more formal.
Below you will find a list of wordings that may become handy for you if you don’t know how to reply to a “get well soon” message or if you still hesitate what words to choose to express what you feel to a person or people who were so kind to wish you all good while you were sick.
Get Well Soon Reply to Your Friend Or Family Member
So, if a family member of your friend sends you a “get well soon” message or card, you can reply with the following phrases:
- thanks everyone for the get well wishes (that’s if you received a card signed by all your family or by your friends)
- thank you for keeping me in your thoughts
- I’m very lucky to have a friend like you who is there for aftercare. Thanks!
- Your wish did the real magic! I’m feeling much better now. Thanks a lot!
- Your wish and your food were very effective. I am very fortunate to have a friend like you!
- Thanks for making time for me! It shows your love towards me. Thank you once again!
- Loved your get-well messages. Thanks a lot to you all!
With such a warm reply, you will show to a person that you really care for him or her, and also that you appreciate their care and attention.
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Thank You Note to Coworkers For a Get Well Gift Or a Card
If a colleague or colleagues send you a get-well-soon card/cards to the hospital or to your home, it is important that you answer them to show that you appreciate their care and the time they spend on you. So you can choose one of the following replies to send them a message:
- thank you for recovery wishes
- thank you for the well wishes
- thank you for your well wishes
- thank you for get well wishes
- thank you for the prayers and get well wishes
- thank you for your good wishes
- thank you all for the well wishes
- thank you for your warm message
- thanks for well wishers during sickness
- thank you for wishing me well
- thank you for your get well wishes
These replies sound a bit more formal (which is ok since you are answering your coworkers) but still, they express your gratitude as well.
How to Respond to Get Well Soon From Your Crush?
When sending a glad you are feeling better response to your loved one, you might want to use totally different wording and phrases than if answering to your coworkers or even to your family! This is why we prepared a few warm and sweet replies for you to show to your boyfriend or a girlfriend (husband/wife) how much you appreciate their care!
- When you wish for me, it shows how much you care. It really means a lot to me! I am very lucky to have you.
- Today I realized how much you love me. Your love and your care built my confidence when I was sick. Thanks a lot!
- I was the happiest person when I got your “get well soon” message! It really matters a lot when someone does or attends to make more space in your heart! And you did it well. I liked it!
- Love is when your loved one wishes for your good health. Love you darling!
- Thanks for making time for me! It shows how much you love me and care for me. Thank you so much! I love you!
- Lucky to have you. See you soon sweetheart!
Be sure that your loved one will be very glad to receive such a reply in response to his or her get well soon message!
How to Respond to a Teacher That Says to Get Well Soon?
If you are still a student or attend school, and you suddenly get sick, you may receive a get well message from your teacher as well. And since such messages usually make everyone wonder how to reply to them correctly, grab several variants of such an answer.
- Thank you for wishing for my fast recovery. I’m fine now and doing quite ok.
- I’m grateful for the get-well message you sent. Thank you for your support.
- Thank you for your recovery wishes.
- Thank you for your good wishes.
- Thank you all for the well wishes.
- Thank you for your warm message.
- Thanks for the well wishers during sickness.
Only remember to send a reply in time in order not to make your teacher worry even more for your state of health!
What to Say When Someone Says Hope You Feel Better?
Sometimes, we may receive those “get well” wishes from people whom we barely know. In this case, we may feel frustrated since it is not quite clear how we shall respond. Shall it be a more formal reply? Or an informal answer will also do?
To help you out with that, we suggest you keep in mind a few ready answers in case someone wishes you well being a person whom you don’t know close enough.
- Thank you for the well wishes
- Thank you for your well wishes
- Thank you for get well wishes
- Thank you for your good wishes
- Thank you for wishing me well
- Thank you for your get well wishes
- Thank you for your support.
- Thank you for your concern.
As you can see, such replies are not too formal, but still they sound less personal and intimate.
So this was our brief guide on what to reply if someone wishes you well while you are sick.
We provided you with different variants of replies that will allow you to send a correct and polite answer to your friends, family members, coworkers, and even to those whom you don’t know well enough.
Like this, you will always be able to pick a response phrase that is both polite and sincere. Keep these alternative replies in mind, and try to stay well since being sick is not fun at all! And besides, there are many more ways of showing your warm feelings to someone rather than sending this person a get-well card to the hospital!
Yes, you need to reply. You can thank them when you’re back to work. It is very welcome to answer them, especially if they are sent from your relatives, friends, or coworkers.
Frequently Asked Questions
⭐ Do you need to send a reply card to your boss if he/she sent you a get-well message or a card?
⭐ If your coworkers send you flowers to the hospital, how shall you respond to them?
⭐ Is it mandatory to reply to get-well messages or cards?
Yes, you need to reply.
You can thank them when you’re back to work.
It is very welcome to answer them, especially if they are sent from your relatives, friends, or coworkers.