Carry On, Soldier

Family members whose loved ones are in the armed forces will miss them deeply whenever they’re deployed in other locations. At some point in the future, these servicemen and women themselves may also want to look back at the time they wore the uniform. If your loved one is retiring soon after a distinguished career, you can help mark the occasion by acquiring wholesale scrapbook supplies to create a memorable scrapbook that he or she will cherish.

Themes

Designing a theme of your loved one’s military scrapbook will depend first and foremost on their branch of service’s main colors. The Air Force will be a deep shade of blue and white, the Navy will have navy blue and gold, the Marines use scarlet and gold, the Army uses army green and black (among others), while white, and CG blue and red are for the Coast Guard. Their camouflage patterns may also be accent pieces, but be careful not to overdo it.

Content

It is important that you spend ample time chronicling the story of the recipient’s career – and in some cases, may take at least one scrapbook. If you have a large trove of pictures, reorganize them and pick out the most defining ones to place on the scrapbook. Some examples include graduation from basic training and even snapshots from USO events.

If your loved one’s a veteran who is leaving the service, it means a lot if you have ways to show them your appreciation of their sacrifices to the nation. A military-themed scrapbook will be a chance to look back on a career well-served.

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