Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrating Independence Day

If you’ve been following me a while, you know my whole family is quite patriotic. I often joke with people that I bleed red, white, and blue because I love America so much. I was raised in a flag waving, politically active family.

Back in 2014, I spent time with my brother, Dave, and his wife, Debbie, in the days leading up to July 4th. Check out these pictures of her tablecloth and centerpiece on their kitchen table and how she decorated her kitchen windowsill. Especially my grandparents and parents would have been so pleased!

You have maybe heard me talk about my mom’s green thumb and how important her small vases are to me. You guessed it. The vase on the windowsill was originally my mom’s. Deb and Dave appreciate them, too.

Debbie also makes her own greeting cards. Three lucky relative or friends will receive these in the mail this week as she took time to wish them a Happy 4th of July.

I encourage you to spend some time going on a scavenger hunt at home with your children. What do you own and display that reminds you of your heritage? Do you display anything red, white, and blue year round or this week? Why or why not? (Neighbors display a flag on an in-the-ground-tall-pole every day of the year. I’m glad they do.)

Make and take time to celebrate the Fourth, freedom, and your family. If you have faith you value, as I do, talk with your kids about it, too, and American’s important and unique freedom of religion.