Saturday, 6 November 2010

Poppies

It is fast coming to the time of year again where some people like to show their respects for those that have fought and lost their lives in the wars.

I am not going to get into the debate of whether people SHOULD wear poppies. I think that some people prefer to do their remembrance in their hearts and no one should be judged on whether they wear one or not.

But if you ARE a poppy wearer then you may want to check out

http://www.poppyshop.org.uk/

Run and owned by The British Legion they do a huge range of poppies that differ from the run of the mill paper ones.




Top picture is Buckley brooch, this is now out of stock until December due to popularity but would make an excellent gift for christmas for someone who wears a poppy every year. (I want this)

Second picture is an enamel badge which is in stock and is a fantastic purchase.

Third and fourth pictures are suitable for the professional man in your life who would like to show his respect in a subtle way.

There are plenty of other ideas on the website. From poppy bags to scarves there is a way to make a donation and show your respect.

If you are the sort of person who wears your poppy on your heart and doesn't like to wear anything there is also a facility to donate on the website.


Go take a look



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8 comments

  1. I have the second one down - they sell in the hospital where I work and are incredibly popular, I couldn't get one last year. My mum has the Buckley one which is indeed spartly and glittery. Thanks for this. Jan x

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  2. I have the Buckley poppy,and a big silk one, and a wristband (very down with the kids, me!)

    My dad is one of the former servicemen and women selling them this year.

    Nobody should feel they have to wear a poppy, of course, it is a personal choice!

    I see it as a mark of respect for those who are currently standing in the way of harm, and for those who have done so in the past.

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  3. sparkly and pretty! yay!!! until my bank account magically fills up with lots and lots of £££ it will be paper for me tho. x

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  4. Wow I really want the Buckley brooch too, it is so special and will get people talking :) I find it sad that a lot of people don't know and don't ask what the poppy is for :( Kids where asking for them outside Tesco, when the guy said yes you just have to make a donation they walked off !?! It is beyond me, that they did not know that before hand and that they did not buy one. After all it represents the people who made it possible for them to have there life here. My son will know what it means when he is old enough, and he has his proudly pinned to his buggy :) Great post and was great to see you the other day. Thank you for all the TWITTER shout outs xxxxxx

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  5. Such a lovely post and a great idea to reinvent the look of the poppy! :)
    I am a big poppy wearing and have mine already :) How did you find out about this website??
    www.clashingtime.blogspot.com <3 xxx

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  6. I'm with you on the Buckley brooch!

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  8. Pippa I was just looking for something a bit more long lasting than my usual paper poppy. I wear a poppy every year as I feel it is the least I can do. I just did a google search and luckily this site came up.

    It is The British Legion so all proceeds will be donated x x


    I am definitely going to be purchasing The Buckley when it comes back into stock x

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