We sometimes take for granted what our soldiers and veterans sacrifice daily so we can bead through our days peacefully. Like the archangels, known as the guardians of nations and countries, our soldiers protect our country in order to ensure the freedom we're all accustomed to.
This year in the spirit of charity and goodwill, consider paying homage to these military guardian angels through your jewelry lines. Many people pledge, either openly or personally, to donate a portion of these sales to one of the many charities that support the hard-working members of the military.
Every cause is represented by a color--yellow is the most popular color in association with military troops. It isn't uncommon to see yellow ribbons, sometimes faded almost to white, tied around trees, on doors like wreaths and on car bumpers. In broad terms, it represents hope and, more specifically, well wishes for deployed troops, prisoners of war (POW) and those missing in action (MIA). Red, white and blue represent patriotism and demonstrates support of our troops and gratefulness to our soldiers, police and firefighters. You can incorporate these colors into your angel jewelry designs through use of colored cord, wire, beads, findings, awareness ribbons and patriotic charms and beads.
Gender-neutral pieces such as single-strand bracelets and pins appeal to a broader audience. With each piece, attach a simple card your customers can carry with them explaining how they can take action through donations and by utilizing their own skills as well. Through jewelry, you can encourage support for our troops and brighten the lives of our own military archangels.
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