Feel Better Friend

It's that time of year again. The time of year that the coughing, aching, stuffy heads, fever, sneezing, runny noses, and all around feeling yucky starts up again. Do you ever see someone's sad little update on Facebook that says something about feeling under the weather? You can't "like" the update. All you can really do is tell them you hope they feel better and maybe add a little :( to the end, right?

Well, Vicks has come up with something a little more fun than our standard responses to a sick friend across the country (because if your friend is in town, your ass better be driving over there with some warm chicken soup).

For sick pals that live outside driving distance, there's the Feel Better Friend Gift Box. It's a virtual gift that will warm someone's heart and hopefully lift their spirit.

Here's how it works.

Go to the Vicks Vaporub Facebook page, and on the left hand column, under Wall, Info, and Photos, you'll see "FBF Gift Boxes." If you click on that, you'll be redirected to their Facebook app.

See up at the top right hand corner where it says "Create an FBF Gift Box?" Yeah, click on that. What you see next is pretty cool.

See that?? Using key phrases, the app searches for ANY of your friends that might not be feeling well, not just the one you were thinking of. So if you're feeling might generous, you can send them ALL a box! Now... on to creating said box. Click on the bottom right button that says Step 2.

Here you can add fun things to brighten your sick friends' days. Videos, photos, warm fuzzies, even a little virtually stitched pillow with a comforting message.

You can even preview your message to see what your friend is going to receive. It's really cute. A little box shimmies onto the screen and pops open. The receiver clicks through all the items you put in their box. They smile and feel instantly better. It's all very awesome.

You may not be able to cure the common cold, but with these Feel Better Fast Gift Boxes, you can at least brighten someone's otherwise not-so-100% day.

Hi... did you know I'm part of the Vick's Bloggers Brigade? Yep! I'm one of the lucky bloggers that's compensated to tell you all about one of my favorite brands in the whole wide world on the world wide web. (See what I did there?) ;)