How do I Send Flowers to an ICU?

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Sending flowers to a hospital patient is an effective way to let the person know you are thinking about them. A person in the Intensive Care Unit probably needs a lifting of spirits as much or more than any hospital patient. However, ICU patients cannot receive flowers in their rooms. Flowers can be contaminated with germs or insects. However, there is a thoughtful substitute that probably will mean just as much to the patient.

Things You'll Need

  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo paper
  • Stock paper
  • Tape
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Envelope
  • Capture a photo of a live flower or plant. The flower or plant can be one from your yard or even a house plant. Be sure that the back drop behind the plant compliments the picture.

  • Upload your picture to your computer. You may want to crop the picture or add a nice border.

  • Print the picture onto the 5-inch by 7-inch photo paper.

  • Attach the picture to the stock paper. Allow a small border of the stock paper to been seen around the pictures edges.

  • Write a message onto the stock paper, the border of the picture. You can also use a program on your computer to print a message.

  • Place the card into an envelope and write the patients name and room number on the outside. Since the card is something you personally made and did not order from a flower shop, it may be best to carry the card to the hospital yourself.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you live out of town, contact the hospital and ask for information about sending a ICU patient a card. Hospitals have to follow specific regulations when dealing with ICU patients.

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