Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Get Well Soon Cards for Man Flu… and ‘Real’ Ailments

    Posted by on 18/04/15

    With the great weather we’ve been having, it’s not going to be too long before eyes are streaming and noses sniffing all around us. Pollen is in the air, and that means hay fever for an estimated 18 million people in the UK; many of whom are children. If you suffer with hay fever in March to May, then you have an allergy to tree pollen. Grass pollen allergies hit home between May and July, with 95% of hay fever sufferers affected. (See this handy hay fever calendar to find out what type of allergy causes your hay fever.)

    No matter how bad hay fever can be, it doesn’t come close to man flu. Man flu, of course, is cited as a fictitious condition to describe how men ‘over egg the pudding’ they contract even the tiniest ailment. But get this, ladies, man flu is a real condition! A study published at the back end of last year by Stanford University School of Medicine showed that men really do suffer more when they are ill, due to testosterone levels messing with their immune system.

    So, ladies, next time your man is laying on the sofa feeling exceptionally weak, distracted, and ‘near-to-death’, don’t simply break out the tissues and the crocodile tears for his predicament – send a great get well soon card, to show you understand how poorly he really is.

    Get well soon Sick MonkeySay get well soon to your sick monkey

    This is a boutique style card from Hello Lucky, super creative and with a sick monkey on the front that probably looks very much like the one under the weather on your sofa. For the environmentally conscious, this card is printed on 100% recycled paper. It’s a bit of fun with a genuine message, and one that is certain to perk up your partner a little.

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    Get well soon Trifle PoorlyWhen your man is a trifle poorly

    This Get Well Soon card from Paperlink is sure to raise a giggle. When he’s a trifle poorly let him know that you understand how he is feeling! This card has googly eyes, like your man, with the trifle taking its own temperature while holding a hot water bottle – nothing like being prepared to raise the heat a little.

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    Get well soon Get Well  NowGet well now!

    How dare your man be ill when there are things that need doing around the house and garden? The perfect card when you need to be a little more forceful, “Get Well Now!” is embossed with bold black lettering and comes with a really snazzy cream envelope with a black and cream inlay. Of course, it could that you want the man flu sufferer back to fighting fitness for his witty repartee and wisdom…

    Best wishes

    Mr PM

  • Day of the Dead, Hot Cross Buns, and the Sympathy Card

    Posted by on 03/04/15

    A friend of mine lives in Spain, and he was telling me about a big Spanish day of celebration called "Dia de Muertos", or, in English, Day of the Dead. This is, in fact, a day of celebration across many Hispanic countries, and when first witnessed by my friend the rituals observed shocked him a little.

    The Day of the Dead is celebrated on Good Friday, and tradition dictates that people dress in their best clothes and visit the gravestones or place of rest of their departed loved ones. When there, they adorn the grave with objects that were enjoyed by the deceased when they were alive: items left range from toys to flowers to food, and anything between. To the unaccustomed, it appears that grave visitors are worshipping the dead, though in reality they are remembering and honouring them.

    Here in England we celebrate Good Friday with a Hot Cross Bun, a traditional treat that probably began during the reign of Elizabeth I who decreed they should only be sold at burials, Christmas, or Good Friday. We no longer honour our dead by enjoying a hot cross bun, but do mourn their passing with sympathy cards expressing our condolences to loved ones left behind.

    In Sympathy Thinking of YouThinking of You

    Simple yet elegant, this sympathy card from Five Dollar Shake’s Bon Bon range is adorned with Swarovski crystals and a hand tied ribbon providing the perfect personal touch that says simply, and stunningly, “Thinking of You”.

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    In Sympathy Sharing in Your SorrowSharing in Your Sorrow

    Another contemporary style sympathy card, this card is a combined effort from Stacey (drawing) and Jude (colours) at Molly Mae. Many people prefer the empathy emitted by the words on the front, and the way in which they communicate a sense of togetherness at such a difficult time. Sharing in Your Sorrow is the sympathy card equivalent to a caring hug.

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    In Sympathy With Deepest SympathyWith Deepest Sympathy

    A traditional card, With Deepest Sympathy adds a little splash of colour to what is a black day. Not in a gaudy or overstated fashion, but rather with the simplest and most heartfelt message. Designed by one of the industry leaders, Rifle Paper Co, this card is a bestseller to those wishing to send condolences.

    Best Wishes

    Mr PM

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