Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanks, Soldier!

Today we stopped in Roatan, Honduras.  Even though Roatan is actually an island off the coast of Honduras, every time I think of this country, I think of the military build-up here in the early 80's due to the strife in El Salvador.  I knew a few soldiers who were sent to serve here, and fortunately, they all returned home safely.  I'm sure there were others who were not so lucky.  Being in the military is tough, and we don't give near enough thanks to the fine young men and women to serve our country so proudly.  Our cruise through the year wouldn't be complete without something patriotic, so last night, we gave everyone this cute little notepad holder designed by Valerie Jackson.  This would be a great Thank You gift to send to someone serving overseas, and works well for Memorial Day or 4th of July.  You could even change the colors to use it for another occasion altogether.

This is the second year that Valerie has been an instructor with Crafty Neighbor scrapbooking, and I am so very happy to have her as an addition to our team.  Valerie is a Close to My Heart consultant and posts many of her wonderful projects on her blog Creative Sanctuary.  Valerie is also an organizer for the Dallas Crafters Marathon meet-up group that hosts monthly 3-day crafting weekends in Plano, Texas.

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