Today is Memorial Day in the U.S.
I often got this day confused with the other holidays we have honoring the military. In fact, I even went through a phase not really focusing on what the day was about and focused more on the fact I got a three day weekend!
While I three day weekend is wonderful, I have to say now that I understand what Memorial Day is for, to honor and remember those who have died for my country, it really puts a more somber image in my mind. I want to make sure I truly take time to give honor where it is due.
When I learned that we were going to be doing Memorial Day focused projects for Imaginisce this past week, I immediately thought of cards for the families of those who have lost a loved one in war. I can't even imagine the emotions they go through on a daily basis. I'm sure there are high points of feeling thankful and proud of their family member and then, moments of utter sadness... even anger... as they question why and how.
So, I decided to create a couple of cards that I might be able to pass on to those who are still living with that loss. Something that might help them feel proud and honored knowing that someone else is so grateful for the service their family member was part of. Even if it had a devastating end.
For the rest of the post, I'm going to simply share the two cards I created. For tips and such, I've created a process video. Because I just don't think my head can wrap around giving any techniques and tips right now. Praying for all those families.... and thank you.