Today I’m sharing these free printable “Honor Our Armed Forces” cards! I know it’s only April – it’s not yet Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day or the 4th of July, which is when I’d usually be sharing patriotic printables – but once I thought of this idea, I just couldn’t wait. And besides, every day is a good day to show our appreciation to the men and women who serve our country.

Free Printable "Honor Our Armed Forces" Cards - a small but meaningful way to say thank you to our military

The other week I was inspired by my friend Marjorie. We were at a restaurant, seated near a table of four men in uniform. Marjorie found their waitress and anonymously paid a portion of their bill. It was such a generous thing to do and I’m sure the men were really touched by the gesture, even though they had no idea who had done it. Thinking about anonymous acts of kindness, I wondered, what about making small cards – like business cards, almost – that you could anonymously give to service members or their families? For example, think of how often you see a car with a military bumper sticker, or one that says something like “my son/daughter serves in the Army.” What if every time you were parked next to a car like that, you slipped one of these cards into the door?

Free Printable "Honor Our Armed Forces" Cards - a small but meaningful way to say thank you to our military

So, I designed a set of cards with a variety of sayings and designs. You can print all 8 on just a single sheet of paper. They’re small enough to fit in a wallet, so you can always have them on-hand!

Free Printable "Honor Our Armed Forces" Cards - a small but meaningful way to say thank you to our military

The cards can be left anonymously or given face-to-face depending on the situation. A card alone is sure to be a welcome surprise, but if you go above and beyond – such as picking up a service member’s tab in a restaurant – they can come in handy then, too.

Free Printable "Honor Our Armed Forces" Cards - a small but meaningful way to say thank you to our military

I’ve already printed out several sets of these cards and have them in my wallet – I can’t wait to find chances to use them! I hope you like and are able to use these cards too.

Free Printable "Honor Our Armed Forces" Cards - a small but meaningful way to say thank you to our military
 

 


 

 

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  1. 1
    Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 12:47 pm
    Mary Ellen says:
    Hi just love these. I was checking everyday to see when they would be ready to print. Do you have any we can use for our police officers? It would be fun to spread the love there too. Thank you so much.
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      Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 1:04 pm
      Heather says:
      That's so nice, Mary Ellen, thank you!! I'm glad you like them! The cards for police officers are a wonderful idea. If you have any suggestions for what the cards should say, please let me know! :)
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    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 9:38 am
    Kelly Mendez says:
    will be handing these out on Veterans Day
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      Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 10:42 am
      Heather says:
      That's great! Thanks Kelly! : )
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    Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 10:32 am
    Blanca Casas says:
    thank you for cute cards!
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      Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 10:41 am
      Heather says:
      You're so welcome, Blanca! : )
  4. 4
    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 8:44 am
    Michelle Kelly says:
    I love all the printables! We are so excited about the Veteran's "Thank You" cards! : )
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      Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 10:07 am
      Heather says:
      That's so nice! Thanks Michelle! : )
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    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 10:40 am
    Melissa says:
    Thank you for being willing to share these! I'll be using them with my high school ESS class.
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    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 12:10 pm
    Alyssa says:
    Thanks you, handing out cookies to veterans tomorrow and will stick these tags on them.
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    Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at 2:38 pm
    Brittany TIlberry says:
    Thank you, these look great!
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    Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 5:31 pm
    Ingrid says:
    please send template
    • 8.1
      Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at 1:08 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Ingrid, I've added you to the VIP List. Please check your email for a message from shop (at) chickabug.com. Thanks!
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    Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at 12:05 am
    Katie Ellis says:
    Thank you! We have a Military Group at our church and I can't wait to pass these out to them.
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      Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at 1:09 pm
      Heather says:
      That's so nice! Thanks Katie! : )
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    Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 8:27 am
    Julie Chandler says:
    What a neat idea! Thank you for sharing!