Get well soon card for Granny
April 11, 2006 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Ideas for a get-well-soon card for a grandmother with a dislocated hip?

My grandmother in England took a fall and dislocated her (artificial) hip. She might need hip replacement surgery; in the mean time, she's (understandably) unhappy to be cooped up in the hospital. Being an artistically inclined type, I want to make her a handmade card.

I want to draw something on it other than flowers. What would cheer you up if you were an old woman stuck in hospital?
posted by ITheCosmos to Human Relations (8 answers total)
A hula girl or a hula hoop with something like: "you'll be back at it in no time"
posted by Pollomacho at 1:28 PM on April 11, 2006

"It's hard out here for a gimp."
posted by bondcliff at 1:30 PM on April 11, 2006

A scruffy looking 60's flower child on the cover...

Inside: "Damn hippies."
posted by Pollomacho at 1:36 PM on April 11, 2006

"Not to worry — there's more where that came from!"
posted by rob511 at 1:38 PM on April 11, 2006

i like pollomacho's idea.
posted by radioamy at 1:43 PM on April 11, 2006

Why draw? How about a collage of images and words cut out from magazines? More for her to look at and more chance of finding images that she likes, will think are soothing/funny/interesting - whatever angle you're going for. Or does she like word puzzles? You could create one for the front of the card so she has something to occupy her time while she's recovering.
posted by meerkatty at 1:57 PM on April 11, 2006

I like the idea of drawing, it's so personal. I love Pollomacho's line. Also anything pretty would be good. Anything you know she loves (kitties, chocolate cake, sandy beaches) would be better.
posted by b33j at 4:02 PM on April 11, 2006

Honestly? Skip the card and go visit her, if you can. My dad recently went through this (he's still in recovery); I could talk to him every day on the phone, send cards and pictures, and so on -- but nothing made him anywhere near as happy as when I flew in for a visit.
posted by davejay at 5:05 PM on April 11, 2006

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