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Old 10-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #1
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I have seen sneak peaks of SU new poppy stamp out in January. I have also seen two other companies who have released a new poppy stamp now, one was MFT. Anyone else noticed this. it seems like a lot of companies all come out with
Similar stamps which I have noticed before.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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I don't think poppies are really a "trend," or at least not a new one. PTI had poppies in last year's (?) anniversary set, Stamping Bella had a lulu with poppies, SU has a poppy backgrounder in the current catalog, I have a poppy stamp from I think Inkadinkado, Hero Arts has had some poppy stamps out a while, Flourishes has a poppy set...

One of the veterans' groups uses poppies as their little flower... they are referenced in the poem, "In Flanders Fields."
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:50 AM   #3
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I am aware there have been a number of poppy stamps in the past,in fact I have a couple of them.But now that I have seen three companies saying they are presently bringing out new poppy stamps it is surprising as a number of companies have already had these stamps for several years. Why not another flower for example. Maybe they just all like the look of a poppy.

I also notice a couple of companies with stamps and die cuts for street scapes recently.

In Canada we all wear the poppy on Remembrance day November 11th, and money raised from these go to our Vets.A tradition that has been going on here since before I was born, and I wont say I am older than dirt.
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Thought you might find this interesting:

According to the book, The Language of Flowers, by Marina Heilmeyer poppies have come to symbolize the stark contrast between life and death, heaven and hell, and good and evil. This duality is expressed in the poppy by its contrasting beauty and seeds that are capable of death and oblivion. In Greek mythology poppies are often depicted with Demeter, the goddess of agriculture and fertility and Morpheus, the god of dreams and sleep. Heilmeyer describes poppies as a, “magical flower suspended between good and evil, light and darkness, healing and annihilation.”

The book Garden Lore, by Julia Jones and Barbara Deer recognizes the poppy as a symbol of remembrance to fallen soldiers. Poppies can lay dormant for many years and when the soil in disturbed they will burst into life. This is exactly what happened on the battlefields of Flanders, during the First World War, when soldiers started digging trenches and hundreds of poppies came into bloom. This forever linked the poppy to war and remembrance.
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