National nursing week is coming up soon (May 6th – 12th) and this year more than ever it is important to reach out to these special first responders and let them know how much you appreciate their work, their dedication, and how much you miss them. With social distancing still in place you may not be able to thank them in person, but you can send them a gift straight from your heart, a gift that is personalized just for them.
May 6th: National RN Recognition Day
National RN Recognition Day is the first day of National Nursing Week. Registered Nurses are amazing, they seem to deal with overwhelming and unpredictable work effortlessly. RNs take care of patients calmly and compassionately, yet move at an inhuman speed and efficiency for incredibly long hours. Don’t they deserve a peaceful day off at the beach, the mountains, or the backyard? Of course they do, so give them a gift they can use to enjoy a quiet moment, a personalized wine chiller with glasses that will keep their wine, ice tea, or cocktail the perfect temperature as they sit back and relax. Engrave it with something meaningful to them a favorite flower, pet, or just a big “You’re Awesome” and their name.
May 6th: National School Nurse Day
We all know school nurses have hearts bigger than most, so don’t forget to recognize them this week too. National school nurse day is also on May 6th and because of the covid19 pandemic the role nurses play in supporting the well-being of students and the community is going to be more important than ever. So be sure to recognize them and let them know how much you support and appreciate them, by giving them a gift customized just for them.
Nursing School Graduates
Many nursing school students will be graduating soon, remember nursing school is tough, and graduating is an accomplishment that needs to be recognized. Even though you may be social distancing, you can still give a special gift that lets the newly graduated nurse know how proud you are. A personalized gift is like a long-lasting virtual hug, it will be there for them now and for years and years, looking great, reminding them of your words of encouragement, and how much they have achieved. Celebrate this milestone with a special gift like this stainless steel ice bucket with sleek stainless steel stemless wine glasses, customized just for them. It will be a gift they will be proud to display and use well into their retirement years.
Nurses: Friends & Family Members
How many hours have your loved ones been working? If one of your family members or friends is a nurse on the frontline of the pandemic you may not have seen them for weeks. Let them know how much you miss them and how proud you are of their work. Their dedication and calmness have comforted so many people who probably will never even say thank you to them. Give these special caregivers a gift that acknowledges the work and compassion they share with all people. A perfect gift could be an engraved tea box filled with herbal teas that they can use daily. With each cup of tea they will be reminded of how much they are appreciated and loved when they see the special message you have laser engraved on the lid.
Nurses: Nursing Homes & Home Health Care
Don’t forget about the nurses serving in nursing homes and who are home health care nurses. This large group of nurses takes care of the most vulnerable patients with the greatest of compassion. Working with some patients for years and perhaps even decades, they develop special bonds that most often end only when the patient passes away. Showing these nurses how much they are appreciated is especially important. Give them a gift that is as beautiful and special as they are a such as a custom engraved wine glass set with a carafe. This thoughtful gift will always remind them of how cherished they are.
May 12th: Celebrate Florence Nightingale’s Birthday
National nurses week comes to an end on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s Birthday. Recognized around the world as having founded modern nursing, her strict protocols for hand-washing and improved hygiene practices are more relevant than ever.