If you are writing a card when sending a gift to someone with a serious illness you may want to send a comforting thought with it. Following are some things to think about and some examples of things to say.
Whether you are sending a card, a gift, or an email, sometimes it is hard to know what to say. You don’t want to use clichés or upset the ill person more. A few choice words can really brighten a person’s day and perhaps, if they are seriously ill, can give them hope of recovery.
Here are some appropriate words for a serious illness card that say “I am thinking of you”:
The following quotes are a bit more philosophical and may help the seriously ill person deal with his illness. They will provide encouragement as well as comfort.
Here are some thoughts that may help you write a good letter or email. You want to let them know that you are thinking about them and give them hope, comfort, and encouragement:
Now that you have some ideas of appropriate words for a serious illness card or letter, you may want to send or take a gift. Gift stores or floral shops have a collection of mugs, stuffed animals, plaques, or figurines that sometimes have inspirational words on them.
If the person has a terminal illness, you may consider talking to family members and friends and putting together a scrapbook of the person’s life. Not only would it give the person some memories to enjoy, but is something visitors could look at with him or her, as it is sometimes hard to think of things to say.
Should the ill person be looking at a long recovery or hospital stay, a well-chosen gift would be very appreciated. For example:
Whether you decide to send a card, a letter, an email or a gift, the important thing to remember is that you want to send a message of friendship and love.
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