Get-well card

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An example from 1949.

A get-well card is a greeting card which is sent to someone when they are ill.[1] Their use in the case of chronic and terminal illness is problematic because the patient may not be expected to recover but they may still offer comfort to the invalid.[2][3]


  1. ^ The encyclopedia of ephemera, Routledge, 2000, pp. 166, 271, ISBN 978-0-415-92648-5 
  2. ^ "The stay ill card", British Medical Journal, 315: 1125, 1997, doi:10.1136/bmj.315.7116.0h 
  3. ^ Ernest Dudley Chase (1956), "Sunshine for the Shut-In and Get-Well cards for the Ill", The romance of greeting cards, pp. 148–152