Happy Veteran's Day everyone! Today, I want to sincerely THANK all of those who have served in our Armed Forces so that the rest of us can continue to enjoy our great freedom in the USA.
I created this card for SSS. We were to be inspired by a gorgeous photo of a Poppy field. These flowers are very special as they have come to symbolize REMEMBRANCE. Perfect for Veteran's Day!
Here's a quick explanation;
There was complete devastation of buildings, roads, trees, and natural life that simply disappeared. Where once there were homes and farms there was now a sea of mud, a grave for the dead where the men still lived and fought.
Only one other living thing survived, and that was the Poppy ---> flowering each year with the coming of the warm weather. It brought life, hope, color and reassurance to those still fighting for freedom.
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Fri, Nov 11, 2011 @ 6:31 AM
WOW... fabulous coloring! It looks as though you could reach your hand right into the mailbox. Your card is beautiful, and a wonderful tribute to veterans, servicemen and women and also to their families. Thanks you for sharing the story of poppies and their symbolism.
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