Now I am a dinky di Aussie through and through. However I have a lot of friends who are not. Being an expat expands your horizons so much and you get to experience so many other celebrations.
One of these is the 4th of July. American Independence Day.
Many of my close and dear friends are from the USA and we have had many “freedom celebrations” with them. We have also experienced a 4th of July in the USA. Is was a wonderful night by the river with a big band, fabulous music and lots of fireworks – not to mention awesome food. My munchkins had a blast.
It is not unlike our Australia day celebrations back in Perth or Sydney really. Sharing with friends and having a good time remembering all that brings us together.
Yesterday we had some of our American friends over for an afternoon of games and fun. I wanted to make them happy so decorated my foyer with a few little Americana items.
My freedom banner from last year was perfect to jazz the place up a little.
Of course I made a hybrid card from this weeks free template. 🙂
They were surprised and touched, liking the banner so much I sent it home with them. Giving is such a fun thing to do.
Which means it must be time to give you something too :). How about that card above in printable form. The jpg comes with two cards – one ready to cut off and attached to a base. Nice and quick.
The other one is ready to cut apart and assemble like mine. Check back later today for a tutorial on how to do that. I have included a paper twill ribbon with the word celebrate on it just in case you don’t want to stamp your own real twill or ribbon.
Download this file – and please leave me a comment if you do! If you want to share it – please send your friends here too. This link is only up till the 5th.
ETA – Link has expired but if you would like the card you can find it along with a Celebrate Mini Kit here
Enjoy your 4th!
Here is a sneak peak of something coming your way tomorrow. I’ll give you a hint – it’s not a card. 🙂
For more free 4th of July or celebration goodies you might like these.