Stamps Honor Dedication of Nurses
Nurses succor the sick and tend the ill, healing, comforting and consoling. This is National Nurses Week, a nice time to say thank you to a nurse who has touched your life or the life of someone you love. A framed stamp is a unique way to express your gratitude. The stamp pictured celebrates the 140th anniversary of the International Red Cross with a portrayal of its most tireless workers -- nurses. Click the post title to order.
Florence Nightingale was the mother of modern nursing. Born in Florence, Italy in 1820 into a wealthy British family, she was named for the city of her birth. Her decision to become a nurse shocked her family. At the time nursing was a role filled by poorer women and those of dubious reputation who followed the armies. A well-brought-up woman like Miss Nightingale was expected to marry and have children, not pursue a career, particularly one of such poor repute. But Florence felt she had a divine calling to care for the poor and indigent and became a leading advocate for improved medical care and a pioneer in modern medical techniques.
I've always thought that nurses must have hearts that are just a bit bigger than normal. Every nurse I've ever met has had the patience of a saint, the compassion of a mother, and the stamina of Atlas. They may not carry the weight of the world on their shoulders, but they certainly carry more than their share. We at County Stamp Center salute and thank the nurses of the world and wish them well.
Hospice Nurse postage stamps
Nurse Angel Postage Stamps