Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Or are you waiting until after Thanksgiving. I've started, but just barely. I'm sure you've already made your lists though; family, friends, co-workers, teachers. Have you added any favorite charities to your list? What about something for the troops?
My kiddos are really young and they don't really understand words like "service" and "sacrifice". Their pappy served in the AirForce, but they don't really understand that either. So mommy me is trying to help them understand. And with Thanksgiving fast approaching, I'm also trying to help them in being grateful.
So with all of that, I was really excited to be selected for the "Letters for the Troops" project from #BicMerryMarking. BIC Mark-It™ has a PDF of some amazing gifts and projects that can be made using their markers. I love it because 1. They are good gift ideas 2. It's inexpensive to make 3. Made gifts mean a lot to me
We got a huge box of markers in the mail.
We live near Fayetteville, NC which might as well be called Military Town USA. I spent a few years there when I was little and my sister lives there now. So instead of writing a letter, we decided to make a gift.
I created my own version of the Thank You card from the PDF using the #DeepBlueSea marker to write "Thank You" and "For Your Service. Then I used the #RambunctiousRed and #TuxedoBlack to add the details.
Once my card was done, I punched a hole in one corner and tied it onto a gift of a Brownie in a Mason Jar with some raffia.
This gift is easy to anonymously drop on the porch of someone you know who has served and sacrificed. They don't need to know who it came from, just they they are appreciated. Hey that's what Thanksgiving is about anyway right!
*I'm calling out Ashley Weis Greenwood H from 3 Little Greenwoods, Holly Sewell McCall from McCall Manor, and Lindsay Eidahl from My Creative Days to see what crafty project they can recreate. *
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