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.

Operation 1

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?

Better Coverage wm 1

This was the most difficult to make.

Get Well Bear 1.jpg

This was a winner in a sketch challenge.

Sick Chick 1

And this is my all time favorite.

fun-games 1

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:

  1. keep your empty pill bottles of any size (including over the counter drugs, vitamins and supplements).
  2. place them in warm water to remove the labels and glue.
  3. 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.


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  1. Jeanette says:

    Kim, these sick/get well cards are awesome! My favorite is the “Operation” guy.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I like him, too! I’ve been wanting to make him for a long time, so the post finally gave me the reason to get it done!

  2. Lynn McAuley says:

    These remarkable get well cards are amazing, Kim, and sure to cheer the person receiving them. I know they will be able to forget for a moment just how bad they feel and will appreciate that someone is thinking of them. That adorable dog is my favorite, too!

    Thank you so much for posting about The Malawi Project. I am delighted to learn about them and will start saving my bottles to forward to them. There are so many third world problems we don’t even have a clue about.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I’m thrilled you will start saving your bottles…perhaps you can even share about it on your blog if the opportunity comes up. So many problems ask that you throw money at them…this is a simple act of recycling. That article I shared really tugged on my heart strings.

  3. MaryFran says:

    Thank you for sharing the idea for used medicine bottles, so true, one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. 🙂

    • Kim&Katy says:

      You’ve got that right. Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue takes advantage of lots of these programs. I saw one where you’re looking for old, unwanted shoes! Recycling at it’s best to help the Dogs!

  4. I love the “bear” butt!! The operation card is cute but I used to hate that game!!! I hated the sound of the buzzer going off so when I was little I took the batteries out of mine so it wouldn’t buzz!! I like the last one with the cone of shame too. 🙂

  5. Kelly - CCMC says:

    I’m actually diggin’ your first piggie get well card! I like it! But the next ones, wowza – super talented lady! We still play operation here – we have the original one, like your card, and a spongebob one – LOL Great job on your sketch challenge win!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Kelly, I was thinking card making has come so far since then and we can do so many amazing things it’s surprising that piggy card is still one of my favorites.

  6. connie says:

    Water on the knee, butterflies in the stomach, broken heart, Adam’s apple. Lol. I loved operation!! My kids did too! These are great! And I’m going to look in to that program. I had no idea that it even existed.

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