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What To Write In a Thinking of You Card

Thinking of you messages to make them smile

At Moonpig we’re here to help you connect to the people you care about most, and that means being there for the good times and the not-so-good times. Whether you have someone in your life who’s going through a hard time or you simply want to reach out to someone you miss, thinking of you cards are one of the most meaningful ways to show you  care.

However, it can be hard to know exactly what to say. That’s why we’ve put together this guide, complete with thinking of you quotes and messages, to inspire a heartfelt note that’s just right. All you need to do is add your own personal touch.

For Someone Going Through A Hard Time

When someone’s going through a hard time, the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference. Maybe they’re going through a break-up, have lost their job, or are struggling with the challenges of parenthood; whatever the reason, if you want to know how to cheer someone up, read on...

Although you probably can’t make things all better - as much as you wish you could - you can definitely bring some positivity to an otherwise rubbish time with these thinking of you at this difficult time messages and words of support.

  • I know things suck right now, but just know that things will get better soon. Remember I’ve always got your back.

  • Sending so much love to you during this difficult time. Big hugs!

  • I’m so sad I can’t make things better for you, but I’m always here if you want to talk.

  • Just wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you every day. I hope this card makes you smile.

  • I know exactly how you feel, and I also know that better days are coming. Stay strong; you’ve got this!

For Someone Struggling With Their Mental Health

Seeing someone you love struggle mentally can be heartbreaking. It’s normal to feel a bit helpless and unsure of what to say to someone with depression, anxiety, or any other form of mental health condition. Sometimes the only thing you can do is remind them that you’re there and that you care. It’s also fine to admit that you don’t know the best thing to say; the fact that you’re trying will mean a lot.

  • It’s totally fine if you don’t want to talk about it, but if you do, just know that I’m here.

  • You’re stronger than you think, brighter days are ahead, and I’ll be with you every step of the way.

  • If you want to do something fun to take your mind off things, or even if you just want some company on the sofa, I’ll be there - with snacks! 

  • So sorry you’re going through a hard time. Thinking of you and sending hugs.

  • Just wanted to remind you how much you mean to me. I may not know all the right things to say, but you’re not alone in this.

For A Long-Distance Loved One

Whether your best friend lives on the other side of the planet or you’re trying to navigate a long-distance relationship, a heartfelt thinking of you card is a great way to send love from afar. Sometimes distance makes people feel alone, especially if they’re in a different time zone, so sending a reminder of how you feel about them is the perfect way to reconnect. 

  • How lucky we are to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard?

  • Good friends are like stars; you might not always see them, but they’re always there. Just a reminder that I’m always here for you!

  • If we can get through this, we can get through anything. Counting down the days ‘til I can give you a big squeeze.

  • They weren’t lying when they said absence makes the heart grow fonder. Miss you and love you so much!

  • Yes, I’m jealous of the people that get to see you every day, and I’m sending you this so you don’t forget about me!

For Someone Dealing With Illness

If someone you love is in an accident or diagnosed with a health condition, you might panic and start imagining the worst. However, they’re most likely more scared than you are, and what they need from you is support, positivity, and encouragement that everything is going to be fine (because it is!).

  • Just letting you know I’m thinking of you and I’m here for you. Whatever you need and whenever you need me, I’m right on the other end of the phone.

  • Wishing you a speedy recovery! I know you’ll be out of hospital and back to causing trouble in no time.

  • You’re going to beat this, and I’ll be here for you the entire time.

  • I’m not sure what I can say to help, but I want you to know how loved you are.

  • You’ve got this! You’re amazing and strong and this illness doesn’t stand a chance.

For The One You’ve Not Spoken to In A While

Sometimes life passes by at the speed of light and you suddenly realise you’ve lost touch with someone who meant a lot to you. Maybe you had a lot going on and distanced yourself while you dealt with it, or maybe you’ve got COVID to blame! Whatever the reason, it’s never too late to reconnect. For times like this, reaching out with a card can mean so much more than a simple Whatsapp (plus, you don’t have to wait for those blue ticks of doom when they’ve read it…). 

  • Hello, stranger! It’s been too long. Just letting you know I’ve been thinking of you and would love to catch up soon.

  • As you know I’m rubbish at texting back, so here’s a nice card to hopefully make up for it! Shall we do dinner next week?

  • Life’s been a bit hectic lately but I just wanted to let you know that I really value your friendship and I miss you.

  • Just writing to say hello and I hope you’re well! How old school is this? 

  • Sorry we haven’t spoken in a while. Can we change that?