International Nurses Day 2021

Today is a day to recognize the contributions nurses make to society. Thank you for your bravery, heroism, and dedication to caring for and serving others – especially over this past year. You are appreciated.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Background: In 1982, a congressional resolution designated May 6 as National Recognition Day for Nurses. A few years later, in 1990, the American Nurse Association expanded the recognition to create National Nurses Week, which takes place May 6–12.

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence. The theme for the 2021 resource is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare. Learn more.

Pay it forward: You can express your appreciation and gratitude for our everyday heroes by sending a message of encouragement. We know that it can be difficult finding the right words, so here are a few statements (courtesy of Hallmark) that can help you get started:

  1. “Your passion for your patients’ health is appreciated every day. Thank you for all you do.”
  2. “Your compassion, optimism and kindness do not go unnoticed. We appreciate you!”
  3. “Because of you, we live in a happier, healthier world. Happy Nurses Week.”​​​​​​​
  4. “Just a moment to recognize you and your hard work. Happy Nurses Week!”
  5. “You brighten peoples’ days—including ours. Happy Nurses Week!”​​​​​​​

Some health systems offer a form submission that allows you to write to an employee. You do not need to know them or have been personally treated by them. Here are some examples: Atlantic Health System​​​​​​​, The University of Chicago Medicine, and Sanford Health. There’s no limit on thanking a healthcare professional.​​​​​​​

Discount: We're offering all our customers 15% off today using the code IND2021.**​​​​​​​ Terms: For online use only. Discount code cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Certain items may not be eligible for discount and other limitations may apply. Excludes shipping and handling. Coupon valid through May 12th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EST). Now extended to May 13th, 2021 at 11:59 PM (EST)

Free gift: If you or a loved one is a nurse - current or retired - we want to give you a gift. Email us your order number at and we'll send you a free drawstring bag.

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