Last week, I shared with you four free printable patriotic prints. Then, I had a great idea (or I thought so)! What if I made the patriotic prints into printable patriotic note cards?! So, that’s what I did!
Our oldest son serves in the US Army and he’s currently on deployment, due to return near the end of this year. Even though I communicate mostly with him through Facebook Messenger, I still try to take the time to write him handwritten notes, letters and cards. Because, quite honestly, there’s just nothing quite like “letters from home.”
Our son left behind his wife, twin toddlers and a large extended family. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t think about him and hope he’s safe.
Although he assures me he’s safe, this mom will feel much better when his boots are on American soil!
I never expected our son to enlist in the Army. Actually, I never expected any of our children to enlist in the military. Phillip enlisted in the Army first as a combat medic. His experience in the Army was so different from our son Brandon’s. Phil was a combat medic who never saw combat. Of course, his dad and I are very grateful. He, on the other hand, not so much!
Then, there’s our youngest daughter, whom I affectionately refer to as “sailor girl.” This young lady, who was still 17 when she graduated from high school, was planning to head off to college and major in music performance. After hours and hours of talking and option exploration with my husband, she decided that she was playing it safe. Doing what she was comfortable with and really didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up. Rather than go to college for the sake of going to college, she thought she’d like to check out the military. Her first choice? The Marines! Yep! She was interested in auditioning for The President’s Own Band. Then decided she’d really like the opportunity to see the world and there’s no better way to do that than in the US Navy.
I could brag about our children’s military accomplishments and experiences for hours! My husband and I just could not be prouder of each of them!
Patriotic Note Cards
So, to encourage you to send letters from home, I’m making available these four patriotic note cards. I’ve saved each one as a high resolution PDF. Simply select the card(s) you want to print by clicking on the below image(s). You can then download and save or print the cards directly from your browser.
Supplies for Printable Patriotic Note Cards
I recommend printing the patriotic note cards on cardstock or heavyweight paper. The patriotic note cards were created to be printed on 8-1/2 x 11 inch cardstock or paper and trimmed to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ folded). These cards will fit perfectly in an A2 envelope and are the perfect size for mailing, sticking in a gift basket or affixing to a gift package.
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For your convenience, I’ve put together a list of supplies that you might need for this project.
- Cardstock paper
- Color printer (or you can use a print service like Staples, Office Depot, The UPS Store, etc.)
- Paper Trimmer
- A2 Envelopes
If you like this set of patriotic note cards, you might also like my printable vintage botanical illustration note cards, including: Vintage Easter Cards, Vintage Fruit Tree Cards and Illustrations, Where to Find Vintage Illustrations, Vintage Botanical Illustration Cards – Set One, or my tutorial for printing on burlap.
If you use the note cards, I’d love to hear about it! Keep those letters from home coming!
Til next time…