Cards for our Troops

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At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.

Anzac Day is an important part of Australian history & modern day culture.  It’s wonderful opportunity to reflect on the freedoms we are afforded and the country we are lucky enough to live in – and the role the ANZACs played in this.  It’s also a time to thank the troops that still serve.  They see and do things many of us couldn’t even imagine and their bravery and courage makes them amazing people.  My thoughts are with their families, who spend days, months & years supporting their service to Australia.

Combat Cards is an initiative that collects handmade cards and send them in bulk to troops posted overseas.  The troops use the cards to write back to home – allowing them to join in the celebration of birthdays and other occasions with a beautiful handmade card.  Or just to say “miss you” or “thinking of you”.  The cards you see in this blog post will be on their way to the troops soon.  I used my favourite colours from the Brights collection – I just can’t get enough of them!  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Rich Razzleberry.  The elements stamped on each card are from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the sentiment is from Yippee-Skippee!  I just love the sentiment “you can never have too much happy!” – so versatile to any happy occasion.

If you have some cards you’d like to contribute, please get in touch with your local branch of Combat Cards.  There are collection points Australia wide, or you can post to one of the branches.

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