No one likes being sick…that’s why there’s “ick” right there in the word! Appropriate, right? But when people are sick, I’m sure they appreciate a card to help see them on their way to recovery. I want to share a few of my favorite get well cards with you here and I sure hope you like them, but not so much that you get sick yourself just to receive one!!
This was one of the first cards I made a l-o-n-g time ago.
And this is the newest.
People of a certain age will remember playing this game…Operation! If you can tell me four of the ten ailments, you can win this card. I’ll send it to you with an envelope for your personal use. Give me your guesses in comments…I won’t publish any comments until the contest is over to keep it fair.
The most risque..see that bare bear butt?
This was the most difficult to make.
This was a winner in a sketch challenge.
And this is my all time favorite.
I hope I still have your attention because, while on the subject of illness, I take a fair share of medicines and have more empty prescription bottles than I can handle. I’ve tried to think of good ways to reuse them as they’re not recyclable where I live, but normally they just end up in the trash. So I looked around for alternatives when I came upon this article:
“Imagine you’ve walked miles to a remote village or hospital to receive any form of medical care you can find. You are given the medication you desperately needed and now you have to start the journey back home. You don’t shake the pill bottle maraca as you walk because there is no pill bottle, heck there’s barely medicine. The pills you received are wrapped in a tiny scrap of newspaper.
A scrap of newspaper is all the protection your precious cargo has. No safe way to carry the meds home when you are most likely walking miles, no way to protect the meds from moisture, loss, damage once you get them home, no way to safely keep them from little hands. “
And that led me to The Malawi Project and there was my answer. The website will give you complete details, but here’s the recap:
- keep your empty pill bottles of any size (including over the counter drugs, vitamins and supplements).
- place them in warm water to remove the labels and glue.
- put them in an envelope or box them up and mail to:
Malawi Project Inc
3314 Van Tassel Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I’ve been collecting bottles and just sent off my first box. What do you think, would you care to join me? Please let me know if you’re going to participate as I’d like to mention your name here.