Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Today is US Coast Guard Day!

Today, we honor the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines: the United States Coast Guard. Did you know that the term "Coast Guard" wasn't used until 1915? This military branch got its start on August 4, 1790 and was originally referred to as the Revenue Cutter Service. More than two hundred years later, we celebrate all that the Coast Guard has done to protect our great country!

If you know someone who has served, or is currently serving in the US Coast Guard, why not send them a card?  We have some great Stamp Sets at Stampin' Up! that can make cards to show your gratitude, pride and love for those serving.  If you don't know anyone who has or is serving, why not think about sending cards to a Cards for the Troops program. 

Try connecting with, which is a not-for-profit that began with a simple request by a son for a few handcrafted cards so that he could send “special” cards home to his wife and children.

Today, the initial dozen handcrafted cards have turned into thousands of quality, handcrafted cards created and donated to From Our Hearts every month by hundreds of stampers nationwide and shipped to our servicemen and women serving our country in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thank our troops, and especially our US Coast Guard with one of these Stampin' Up! sets:

Hero (#116229) which is a jumbo wheel.

Service & Sacrifice (#115992).  This is a great Sentiment set.

Courage (#115330).

So if you know someone in the US Coast Guard today, give them a hug, a handshake or a show of your appreciation for all that they do to keep this land free and safe!


  1. Thanks Liz! Following you through SC.

  2. Such a nice tribute to our US Coast Guard.
    I'm following you from SC. Hope you'll join my blog too!