Tidings of Comfort & Joy - Ashton-Drake Holiday 2021

It’s grueling work, on their feet hour after hour selflessly caring for others. Fueled by passion, determination, and coffee, though, they persevere with smiles on their faces.

It’s overwhelming, always being pulled in five different directions at once. With focus and patience, however, they meet each task head on.

It’s treacherous, with hazards to their own health and safety around every corner. Still though, they’re at their patients’ sides, comforting them when they need it most.

We’re talking, of course, about nurses. And though these heroic frontline workers have been getting a little more recognition lately, and despite the fact that May’s National Nurses Week (celebrated May 6-12!) has been dedicated to them, they really should be on our minds and in our hearts all year, every year.

At Ashton-Drake, we have two ways to help make that happen. The first is a heroic 10” doll called “I’m a Nurse! What’s Your Superpower?” Sporting fabric scrubs, a cape, and a Super-Nurse insignia, she’s the perfect gift for a nurse in your life and lets them know that their secret identity is no secret to you!

And then there’s “Nurses: Frontline Heroes.” This series of 5” dolls is small in size but huge on personality. Each of them wears detailed outfits and gear based around lighthearted sayings like “Spread kindness, not germs,” “Coffee, scrubs and safety gloves,” “You don’t scare me. I’m a nurse!” and of course, “I’m a nurse! what’s your superpower?” If you’re a nurse, you’ll just love showing off these tiny reminders of the big impact you make every day of the year.

Best yet, a portion of the proceeds from these gifts for nurses goes to the American Nurses Foundation—an organization we, and our sister companies at the Bradford Exchange, have proudly supported for years.

So don’t wait! Let’s do our part to celebrate our healthcare heroes today!

The American Nurses Foundation was founded in 1955 as the research, education, and charitable affiliate of American Nurses Association. Since then, it has fought tirelessly to advance the nursing profession through raising funds for advances in research, education, and clinical practice to the benefit of the whole health care system.

The power of nursing is more relevant today than ever. With the future of health care changing so dramatically, nurses can revolutionize the approach to care for the better. The Foundation pursues this mission by elevating the profession of nursing globally, engaging all nurses to ensure professional success, and evolving the practice of nursing to transform health and health care.