Archive June 2019 XX, No. 6

Ideas That Work: Pick-Me-Ups

Thank You Cards Just for Nurses

Isabelle Bertrand, RN
SPREADING JOY Littlethanks cards let nurses and other clinical staff show co-workers that their great work is noticed and appreciated.

I am the founder of Littlethanks (, a line of scrub-sized thank-you cards for nurses to let their fellow nurses know how much they appreciate and respect them. Nurses who receive a card love the recognition. And there's no denying the psychological benefits of just saying "thank you" freely and often.

Littlethanks cards are sold on Etsy ( in packs of 18 — 15 pre-written heartfelt and humorous messages, and 3 write-your-own notes — for $5, plus shipping from Canada. I've sold around 2,000 packs, and receive daily emails about their impact from nurses all over North America.

Isabelle Bertrand, RN
Vancouver Coastal Health
British Columbia, Canada

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