Thanks for popping in! Here in the UK we ’re gearing up to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. 70 years on the Throne, in service to the country, is an exceedingly long time, isn’t it? Whatever your opinion re the Royal Family, you have to admit that is one hell of an achievement. Seventy years. My oh my. She could write the proverbial book for sure! I would love to write it for her!
Poor woman lost her soulmate last year in April, when Prince Philip died aged 99. Good innings as they say. But nonetheless, hard on the Queen to steer the ship alone now. I’ve never met Her Royal Highness personally, but I respect and admire her profoundly. They say she is quite a character, and has a great sense of humour. You’d need one in her shoes.
When is the Jubilee? Well, it seems to be have been being celebrated since February! And it goes on! I do know we have a National Holiday to mark the very special and unprecedented occasion on Friday 3rd June. I say unprecedented because Elizabeth II is the longest reigning British Monarch – by a country mile! Even Queen Victoria only managed 64 years. And did you know that Henry VIII did 56 years? That surprised me.
Anyway, back to the celebrations. Lots of pomp and pageantry. We certainly do that well, don’t we.
If you were thinking about sending celebratory cards to friends and family abroad, we’ve got a clever Union Jack Stamp in our Clarity Stash too. Hang on. Let me dig it out…
It’s clever because you can stamp the flag colours into place really easily. Fun too. Red first, then drop the blue in on top. Or the other way round! Here’s a card I made to celebrate London, showing off the Union Jack….
Ah yes, the LONDON O stamp too. A fabulous little Capital City Stampset, with added icons too.
To celebrate the jubilee, let’s drop the prices on both these stamp sets from £14.99 to £9.99 plus your Clarity craft Club Discount. So you save £5 on each set. Sweet!
See you in the SHAC tomorrow morning at 10!
Love and hugs