Some good get well messages are "get well soon," "sorry to hear you have been sick" and "I hope you're feeling better," notes the Emily Post Institute. These messages are suitable for those with a minor illness. For more serious illnesses, sending flowers, offering assistance or visiting is recommended in addition to a get well message.
Get well messages to those with a serious illness can be difficult to write. They should focus on offering support and should reflect a writer's relationship to the person, states Hallmark. Examples of messages include "I'm sorry," "I'm here for you," "I'm here to help" and "Take care of yourself."