Thursday, 7 November 2013

Remembrance Day Poppies

Remembrance Day is observed on 11th November, by all Commonwealth countries, to recall the end of World War I in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. We have marked this day every year since 1919 when King George V dedicated it as Remembrance Day. 

The symbol of Remembrance day is the poppy. During the war, poppies grew in abundance throughout the fields as the soldiers had disturbed the soil causing the seeds to germinate. The surprising blooms inspired the moving poem 'In Flanders Fields'. The British Legion sells poppies every year to raise funds for current and former military personnel. These poppies inspired me to create a Remembrance Day Mani.

To create this mani I did a base coat of Barry M's Matt White, and painted the poppies on with a small brush. I added the black centre using a Barry M nail art pen. Poppies are so simple to do, and I think they look really striking on the white background. 

You can learn more about the British Legion's Poppy Appeal, make a donation, and see how the funds are used here. Don't forget to get your poppy this November!

Make sure you tweet us your poppy inspired nail art @dahlia_nails




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