The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month... the moment hostilities ended in World War 1, and what we now know to be Armistice day, Remembrance day, or Poppy day. Whatever you call it, it's a significant day that every one of us should acknowledge.
The poppy has long been the emblem of Remembrance day, and I can still remember my days back in primary school where we'd all wear our paper poppies both to school, and special remembrance services alike.
Nowadays, whilst the paper poppies are still going strong, and are still the first choice for the majority of people; there's also the option to get a fancier option (sported by many celebrities), such as the ones I'm showing you in this post. Now these options don't always get a good reception with some people, who think that the simple paper poppy is a perfectly good option (which it is, I would never say it's not good enough), and that it is disrespectful to make such an occasion into a fashion thing. But honestly, I quite like the sparkly poppies that are widely available, and in my opinion, any money and awareness being raised for the cause is allll good with me.
I make no secret of being a magpie who loves a bit of bling, which is why I really do love these sparkly/glossy Buckley created poppy designs; and I totally don't see it as being disrespectful either... especially if it gets people to wear poppies/donate to the cause who normally wouldn't bother. My favourite absolutely HAS to be the 'Large Poppy Brooch' and also the keyring too... bling-a-ling.
What do you think of these? Do you prefer the paper version, or are you also partial to a bit of sparkle?