All around the world, working from the break of dawn and deep into the night, from hospital rooms to home care, nurses help keep us healthy and provide compassion when we need it most.

International Nurses Day, May 12th, is meant to commemorate the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a battlefield medic, who led a team of 38 people caring for the wounded during the Crimean War. Her legendary care and compassion set the mould for nurses, established traditions for modern hospice care and became a hallmark for medical professionals to strive towards.

This May 12th take some time to thank your local nurses. If you’re looking to give a gift, we may have the perfect present.

They Make House Calls


Our popular and easy to customize Embroider Buddies are ready to snuggle anyone back to health. Help them look the part with our fun teddy-sized scrub sets, which include a mask and fitted cap. They are a blend of 65 percent polyester, 35 percent cotton, and come in blue and green.

Adding a personalized message is simple-remove the head and body stuffing pods through a back zipper and embroidering becomes easier than sticking out your tongue and saying “aaah.”

Feeling Better Already

Our staff of medical professionals go beyond the classic Embroider Buddies line. Our 12” Bobby Bear is available in an adorable pair of hospital scrubs, sure to cure any frown. Like our Embroider Buddies, the scrubs are easily customizable. We even offer a cuddly 7” doctor in case of “smaller” emergencies.

Time for a Check Up

International Nurses Day, officially recognized in 1974, is recognized around the world, from Canada to Australia to Singapore.

Each year has a specific theme, ranging from later-life care, to sustainability, and AIDS. This year the theme is “Health for All,” which means “…not just the availability of health services, but a complete state of physical and mental health that enables a person to lead a socially and economically productive life.” And that’s certainly an important goal.

We here at Embroider Buddy want to wish everyone a happy International Nurses Day and the best health and happiness to nurses, doctors, midwives, and other health care professionals, as well as those in their care.