Gift Message Tips
What to say, and not say, when you’re not sure.
Be Positive - Saying “Good Luck!” is definitely the most undesirable gift message I’ve seen. It seems negative to me. It feels like someone is saying “I don't think this will turn out well but, good luck anyway!”. Instead, try something like “I’m rooting for you! I’m team (their name) all the way!”
Be Honest - If you know your friend is scared instead of saying “You are so Brave.” Maybe word it more like “You may be feeling nervous about this, but I know you are stronger than you think, YOU CAN DO THIS!”
Be Helpful - Sometimes it is hard to come up with the right words to say, so don't stress. Just find a quote from someone that you feel is inspiring. Maybe something like “Its not impossible, the word itself says “I’m Possible”” (or some other better quote here) You can even explain why you like the quote or feel that it is uplifting. Sharing something about yourself is a great way to help others.
Keep it Short - Most gift messages are short, so don't feel like you have to write a book. Make sure you sign your name too! You would be surprised how many people forget to type there name in the gift message field!
Here are a few examples of some gift messages I thought were really good. Although you don't want to copy these word for word, they may give you a better idea of what to include in your personal message.
“I know I can't take away your fear and/or your pain... but i hope this helps you heal and provide a little comfort! I love you my BFF... get well soon!”
“You are going to kick cancer's butt. You are strong, powerful, tenacious and let's not forget beautiful. You got this and for the days that you don't you got me.”
“Please consider this gift as a big hug from me. Remember… Cry if you need to, Inhale, Exhale, Smile. Love you.”
My mother recently got diagnosed with breast cancer, and I want to give her something to support her. It’s good to know that you can write a short but meaningful gift message. I’m planning to accompany her to the hospital as well. https://www.alaskaoncology.com/breast-cancer