50 Short Get Well Soon Messages for Flowers or Gifts


Have you ever gotten flowers or small gifts when you’ve been ill? Remember how much you appreciated those get well wishes

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Most of the time, you are limited in the number of characters you can use for the message that accompanies a floral delivery. Here are some ideas of what to write in several different scenarios.

Messages appropriate for a close family member may not be well received by a work colleague, so make sure you choose the proper tone in your get well messages for flowers to match your relationship with the recipient. 

What Should You Include in Your ‘Get Well Soon’ Message for Flowers or Gifts?

What do you write on a get well card? That depends on the situation, your relationship with the sick person, and the person’s personality who will be receiving the gift.

Some situations are more dire than others. If the prognosis is good and you are sure the sick person will get well soon, you may feel freer to use humor in your message. However, if the person is in the hospital because they were recently diagnosed with a dreaded illness, or if the recovery is uncertain, you may want to be more careful with choosing your words.

If you are close to the person, you might want to write a more personal message. However, keep in mind that others in the hospital might have access to the messages you intended only for the patient.

A message to a good friend or close family member should be less formal than one you would send to a boss or coworker. And, of course, you should consider the person’s sense of humor before you attempt to send a joke.

If you have writer’s block and are unsure what to write, consider using a song lyric, quote, or a famous line from a movie. 

Here are some additional ideas of what to write in a get well message. 

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Get Well Soon Messages for a Family Member’s Flowers

Do you have a family member who is facing surgery or is in the hospital recovering from a serious illness? Here are some messaging ideas to accompany a small gift. (If you are looking for gift ideas, check out this article about surgery gift ideas.)

Most of the time, you can kid with family members, especially if they are your siblings. Some of these examples may include lighthearted joking that your brother or sister would expect to receive from you.  

1. “You better recover from this surgery. Mom is driving me crazy, and I don’t think I could stand being an only child.”

While this type of message would not be appropriate for every sibling relationship, it may be perfect for yours. Of course, your mom may not appreciate this gentle ribbing, but the message may cause your sibling to smile.

2. “I wish I could be there to cheer you on in your recovery, Dad! I promise to visit you soon. I love you!”

It’s hard when distance separates you and an ailing family member. Tell your family member that you regret not being there. If the prognosis is dire, consider making arrangements for a visit. 

3. “These white daisies remind me of you, Mom! They are cheery, sunny, and always put people in a good mood. I hope you feel back to normal soon.”

You may consider telling your family member why you picked a particular type of flower. Many families have “signature” flowers that everyone enjoys.

4. “I’m happy to hear that the surgery went well. Listen to the doctors and nurses so you can get out of there ASAP!”

Do you have a family member who does not make a good patient? You can always try to encourage good behavior.

5. “I know this is hard. Please know that we want to be there with you, but it’s better if we keep our distance for your sake.”

Most families find it extremely hard to be separated from their loved one who is recovering in a hospital. Unfortunately, many families find themselves in this challenging scenario lately. 

Get Well Soon Messages for a Close Friend’s Flowers

Is your close friend sick or fighting a dreaded disease? Brighten up her hospital room by sending a bouquet. You may also consider sending a funny or cheerful message if your friend is a cancer patient.  

Here are some quick notes to include with the flowers for your friend. You may also consider bringing snacks that family members and friends can enjoy while visiting the hospital. 

6. “You are one tough cookie! I’m sure better days are coming soon!”

Encourage your friend who is feeling rotten by reminding her how strong she is. Don’t forget to remind your friend that the pain is temporary. 

7. “Remember, you have a whole team of people who are behind you! You are loved and are in everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”

Are you in charge of sending flowers from a group of people? Make sure your friend knows that the entire church group, workplace, or neighborhood is supportive.

8. “I miss our daily walks! If you don’t recover soon, I’m going to have to throw out all my jeans and only wear sweatpants.”

Your message to your friend doesn’t have to be serious. In fact, it may be smart to get your friend’s mind off her illness for a while by writing a lighthearted message.

9. “I miss having my partner in crime around. Get well soon!”

Even if you are allowed hundreds of characters on your note, you don’t have to use them all. Short and sweet notes are always in vogue.

10. “Sending hugs and well wishes!”

Send an upbeat, friendly note with upbeat, friendly flowers! Consider the size of the hospital room when making your purchase. While large bouquets may be beautiful, they may be unwieldy to manage in a small space. 

Get Well Soon Messages for a Boss, Coworker, or Client’s Flowers

Most people are much more formal when sending a note to a business associate. Here are get well messages for a boss or someone else from the office. When writing to a business associate, you may not want to include anything specific about the illness. Even if you heard the reason for the hospitalization through the office grapevine, you still need to respect your coworker’s privacy. 

11. “Sorry you aren’t feeling your best. Get well soon!”

You may not know why your boss or coworker is out of the office because of privacy issues. Skirt around the issue by sending a general statement like this one.

12. “We hope these flowers brighten your day! Thinking of you!”

This message is sweet, simple, and succinct. This makes it a perfect message for a business associate.

13. “Get well soon! Everyone’s lost without you!”

There’s a fine line between making someone feel guilty for missing work and making sure they know that they are missed. Tread this line carefully. You don’t want someone to rush back to work too soon.

14. “We miss you, but please don’t worry about the office right now. Focus on your recovery.”

Are you sending flowers to a workaholic? Remind your teammate that work is not the most important part of life.

15. “We know that you are used to calling the shots, but make sure you follow your medical team’s orders. We will see you back in the office soon!”

Is your boss rather bossy? He or she may have a difficult time following advice from the doctor. 

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Get Well Soon Messages for a Partner or Spouse’s Flowers

Sending flowers to a partner or spouse who is ailing is a loving gesture. Here are some messages to consider.

16. “We’ll get through this together.”

Your spouse may need to know that he or she is not alone in the battle for recovery. Reassure your spouse that you will be there every step of the way.

17. “I love you more and more each day.”

Your partner may feel like a burden. Reassure your husband or wife that you will be there for through sickness and in health.

18. “You are my sunshine.”

Do you have a loving phrase that you often share with each other? Or an inside joke that will surely bring a smile to your loved one’s face. Use this phrase in the card accompanying the flowers.

19. “I miss you terribly at home. Please focus on getting better, so we can be together again.”

Is your loved one fighting an illness alone at the hospital? Encourage your loved one to get better soon. 

20. “XXOO”

A simple message can be perfect. 

Post-Surgery ‘Get Well Soon’ Messages for Flowers

Did a friend or loved one recently go through surgery? Flowers make the perfect gift. Here’s what to write on the card.

21. “We were happy to hear that your surgery went well! Sending prayers for a speedy recovery!”

These words of encouragement would give peace to a fellow believer.

22. “We just found out you are in the hospital and have already had surgery! We’ll visit soon, but until then, enjoy these flowers.”

Perhaps you can send flowers to explain your absence from the hospital.

23. “Drink lots of water, get lots of rest, and stay in bed! We will visit when you get home.”

Do you have a friend who needs a lot of encouragement to follow a healthy lifestyle? Here’s a way to not-so-subtly remind them to be good.

24. “I hope you are back on your motorcycle soon!”

Your friend may be missing their favorite sport or activity. Encourage them to get better so they can return to the activities they love.

25. “I know you are going through a rough time. I hope these flowers cheer you up!”

Hospital stays are harder for some people than others. 

26. “You’ve been through the worst part. Now, all you need to do is focus on recovery! Remember – we are all here for you!”

Be a cheerleader for your friend or family member. 

27. “We’ll be there as soon as the doctor allows visitors! Until then, know you are loved!”

The recent pandemic made it difficult to visit loved ones in the hospital.

28. “Recovery quickly! I’m ready to plan our trip to Jamaica!”

Inspire your friend to get well soon by giving them something to look forward to, like a trip or a fun-filled day close to home. 

‘Get Well Soon’ Flower Messages for After an Accident

Your friend or family member may still be reeling with the shock that they were injured in an accident. Here are some messages to include in the flowers you send to their hospital room or home.

29. “I’m so glad you are okay! You really know how to scare a girl, don’t you?”

Your message doesn’t have to be formal sounding. Instead, write as you would speak.

30. “The entire team sends you best wishes for a speedy recovery!”

Are you sending flowers from your entire work team? Here’s an example of what to write on a card.

31. “Sorry to hear about your accident! I hope these flowers brighten your hospital room.”

Don’t worry if you’re not a poet. Send a simple, straightforward message with the flowers.

32. “Thank God you are doing okay after that horrible accident! I’ll stop by next week when you get home from the hospital.”

Your friend might need additional help when they get home. Think about how you can assist a person in need.

33. “I know life is hard right now. But remember to take things one day at a time!”

Sometimes people get tired of positive messages and platitudes. So here’s an example of a message that discusses the reality of the situation.

34. “Thinking of you, friend! I hope you feel better soon! I love you!”

This message may sound generic, but for the recipient, it may be a balm to their hurting heart.

35. “You are a strong, resilient person! You’ll be back on your feet in no time!”

Does your friend need a cheerleader? Here’s a message of encouragement.

36. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

If your friend or loved one is a Christian, they might appreciate this verse from Isaiah. 

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‘Get Well Soon’ Flower Messages for Covid

Covid made it impossible to visit loved ones in the hospital. Instead, many of them had to resort to texts or flower deliveries to show support to family members and friends. Here are some examples of get well soon messages to send to someone with Covid.

37. “Stay strong!”

Sometimes there’s nothing else to say. 

38. “I miss you so much! Even though I can’t be there with you, know that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.”

If struggling for breath isn’t hard enough, doing it in isolation would be incredibly difficult.

39. “We wish we could be there for you. Please know that you are loved and cherished.”

Are you sending flowers on behalf of your entire family? Here’s an example of what to write.

40. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1–2

You may also consider sending your favorite Bible verse that offers comfort to those suffering.

41. “Wishing you more strength with each coming day.”

This message encourages patients that they will get better little by little.

42. “My whole family sends their well-wishes for your quick recovery!”

Here’s another example of a message from a group.

43. “I hope these flowers bring a smile to your face and speed up your recovery.”

Sometimes large floral deliveries are not welcome – especially in the tight-knit quarters of ICU. Consider a smaller arrangement if your loved one is in the hospital.

44. “I can’t wait to give you a big hug!”

It’s hard not being there for those who are sick. Even if they didn’t require hospitalization, many people had to recover from Covid in isolation at home. 

Funny ‘Get Well Soon’ Messages for Flowers

Forgive us for the following bad jokes. It’s hard to be funny. It’s especially hard to joke when someone is sick or was just in an accident. So here’s our attempt at giving you ideas for humorous “get well soon” messages to send with flowers. 

45. “Why didn’t you just ask me to send you some flowers? You didn’t have to get into an accident to get a bouquet of daisies.”

Sometimes feeble attempts at humor are appreciated when someone was recently at death’s door.

46. “Sorry you are in the hospital! Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let me smuggle in a burger and shake to you, so you’ll have to be happy with this lousy bouquet.”

Joking about hospital food is an easy way to be funny when a person is sick.

47. “I bet that virus will get sick of you soon! I’ll see you when you aren’t contagious.”

This may be a bit too harsh for some people. Only send a message like this if you have a unique type of relationship.

48. “We’re finally able to get some work done at the office! We realize that your ‘stop and chats’ were the main cause of low productivity. Just kidding! Get well soon!”

Here’s an attempt at humor from a team of coworkers. 

49. “We know you are in the hospital right now, but, yeah, I’m gonna need you to work this weekend, mmmkay? That would be great.”

Fans of Office Space will hopefully get this message.

50. “Get well soon, and we miss you! By the way, Fred and I think you are faking being sick to get the good drugs.”

Of course, this attempt at humor would not be appropriate for some situations. Actually, maybe it’s not appropriate for ANY situation. It’s in these cases that you have to know your audience pretty well. 

Other Ideas for Brightening Up a Hospital Room

While flowers are a lovely gift for someone who is recovering from surgery or illness, there are other ways to brighten up a hospital room.  

Consider sending a bouquet of balloons. This gift provides cheer and doesn’t take up valuable table space. 

You may also consider sending a stuffed animal to your loved one or friend. After all, who says that stuffed animals are only for kids? You may also consider sending photos of a beloved pet to someone in the hospital.

You may consider sending treats to your ailing friend. Make sure your gift doesn’t go against the doctor’s dietary orders.

Finally, if you are able to go for a visit, your presence is usually the best present that a person can receive. Hospital stays are long and tedious, and your friend or family member will appreciate having someone to help fill the long, empty hours. 

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