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Memorial Day Blog Hop May 28, 2011

Filed under: Cards,Crafts,HOME — Sharon @ 9:03 am

A special thanks to all the military families that have given so much to protect my family and our freedom.

I sincerely thank you!

You should have hopped here from

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Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.


51 Responses to “Memorial Day Blog Hop”

  1. love your card today! It reminds me of Memorial Day and the 4th of July but could be sent home at any time! Fabulous Job! Thanks for supporting OWH!

  2. Louise Fox Says:

    Cute card. Would be especially great for a Mom or Dad to send to their child! Blessings.

  3. KellyRae Says:

    Great card. Love the idea of the child being his own parade!

  4. Nancy Keller Says:

    I love your card! Thanks so much for sharing! And for the Memorial Day trivia. . . I love stuff like that. 🙂

  5. I love this little die cut! such a fun card! 🙂

  6. pssmitty Says:

    This is a really great card!

  7. Dolores A. Says:

    Such a cute idea and layout for a patriotic card. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Dot Fiskateer #6703 Says:

    Great card! Thanks for the mini history lesson about Memorial Day!

  9. Antoinette Says:

    Nice job on the card…the cutouts are adorable! Blessings!

  10. Susan G Says:

    Great card! thanks for the info on memorial day, some of which I knew, and some i didn’t 🙂

    enjoy your weekend!

  11. Redonna Says:

    Great card – love the silhouette.
    rleckie911 AT

  12. Misty Says:

    Super card & thanks for the lesson!
    Hummer Hugs,
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

  13. Thecla Says:

    very cute card!

  14. kelly Says:

    so cute! love that ‘celebration’ feeling! darling!

  15. Great card. Thanks for playing along!

  16. Manda:) Says:

    Cute card love the silhouette 🙂
    Happy Memorial Day!

  17. Sandy Says:

    What a great Cricut cartridge! Love it. Thanks for sharing about the holiday too….have a great weekend 🙂

  18. Rhonda Miller Says:

    Your card is so great. Thanks for that little bit of history about Memorial Day.

  19. Cheryl Says:

    Your card is adorable!


  20. Great card, love the gingham stars! Happy hopping and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  21. Crystal Says:

    This is such a cute card, that’s one of my favorite cartridges too! Very patriotic!

  22. Joanne Travis Says:

    I love the silhouette! A beautiful patriotic card for this weekend.

  23. Hannah Means Says:

    What a sweet card! Love that cartridge!

  24. Meg Bean Says:

    such a sweet card for anyone!

  25. Nancy M Says:

    Love it; what a great card! Thanks esp. for the great info and reminders.

  26. SandyBear76 Says:

    Another Cricut card!! Yeah!! Love my Cricut!!

  27. Cute card. Have a wonderful weekend.

  28. Shelly Says:

    Such a great card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
    she11ygirl at verizon dot net

  29. Paula S. Says:

    Such a curte image! Makes me think of a patriotic parade, and I love the blue gingham in the stars too! Thanks for supporting OWH and hopping this weekend.

  30. Look at that jaunty silhouette–so fun and festive!

    I remember my grandparents speaking of Decoration Day–thanks for bringing back warm memories.

  31. Linda L Says:

    Great card. Love the plaids in the stars!

  32. Karen Howard Says:

    Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

  33. Love the card. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

  34. Julie Says:

    Cute card, Sharon! I love the way you layered the stars. Happy Hopping!

  35. Sandi Says:

    I love your lil boy! I especially like the layered star!

  36. Lee Tucker Says:

    WHat a wonderful card that really reminds me of the Memorial Day parades and the kids with their flags. Thanks for the little history lesson on this solemn holiday!

  37. Ky Scrapacat Says:

    This is so sweet. Thanks for joining the hop!

  38. Tami B. Says:

    Love the red silhouette.

  39. Christy Says:

    Cute card. BTW, my in-laws in Minnesota still celebrate Decoration Day and that’s when they go to the cemetary and place flowers on all their lost relatives, not just military.

  40. Diane Clark-Sutton Says:

    Love the card and the Memorial Day history lesson.

  41. Heather Grow Says:

    Thanks for the Memorial Day history. I learned something today. 🙂

  42. holley Says:

    Your card turned out super cute!!! Funny thing is we both used the exact same image from the ‘A Child’s Year’ cricut cartridge, LOL!!!
    Happy Hoppin’

  43. SueB Says:

    great recipes – for cards AND yummy food – thanx for the inspiration!
    – SueB of Blondin Blogs
    sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

  44. Juliana T Says:

    I’ve seen this image dressed it up very nicely.

  45. Cute card!! A Child’s Year is one of my favorite cartridges!! 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! 🙂

    Amy 🙂 at
    and ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  46. Ann Merkins Says:

    Cute card!! Especially love the gingham on the stars!!

  47. sharon l Says:

    Thanks for the information about the history of Memorial Day. My hubby and I were discussing this earlier today. That little boy on the card is too cute.
    Sharon L
    sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

  48. NanaBeth Says:

    What a great card-it’s so innovative.Love your style!

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