Apparently it’s National Nurses Week so I’m sharing something I recently made for as a nurse appreciation gift for the nurses who have been so wonderful to me during my many weeks in the hospital. They work really long hours and seem to have infinite amounts of patience despite dealing with a lot of crap. Both literal and figurative. So this “Call Button Relief Fund” felt fitting.
It’s meant to be handed to a nurse so they can deposit it in the break room for all to visit when they desperately need a little boost to get through their shift. I debated long and hard as to whether to fill it with organic fruit strips, granola bars and sea salted popcorn. Then I decided to go with the things most of us have some tiny hidden stash of for when we reach near breaking point. The good stuff. The things we’re supposed to pretend we would never eat. I’m looking at you, Oreos and Doritos.
I made a little printable that says Call Button Relief Fund because as you can imagine, some patients are heavy on the call button. Some because they have lots of actual needs and some because they are just plain needy. If you find that you’re the latter of those, it’s time to check yourself. So I guess it’s a little bit of snarky nurse humor I figured my favorite people could relate to on hour 10 of their shift.
Personally, I know I don’t have it in me to be a nurse for about 4000 reasons including bodily fluids, night shifts and all of my patience being dedicated to two tiny humans. So I give these men and women a TON of credit. This isn’t nearly enough to show my gratitude for all that they have done to keep me alive, but it’s a start.
This is quite possibly the easiest nurse appreciation gift you can give. Just grab a basket or bucket (here is one similar to mine) fill it with whatever snacks you prefer (clearly no judgement here on what you put in) or you think your nurses will enjoy.
I really just WENT FOR IT and included Chips Ahoy, Oreos, Skittles, Fritos, Lays, Doritos, Cheetos, Reese’s Pieces, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids and Skittles in mine. Basically anything I would veto in a store if shopping with my kids. Shhhh…they’ll never know.
Want to make a nurse appreciation gift of your own? You can print my printable, attach it to your basket, fill it with goodies and drop it off to your nurses or the nurses taking care of a family member. I have a feeling they will appreciate it.
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