showing appreciation on july 4

this post has been sponsored by American Greetings. all thoughts and opinions are my own.

with as busy as our days get, sometimes the simplest of things get pushed aside. after a long day of grocery shopping, battling traffic and crossing off the many to-do’s on the list, we forget to appreciate those around us.

one of my goals this year was to show more appreciation and give thanks where thanks is due. and let’s be real, no matter how hard our days get, we all have so much to be thankful for.

showing appreciation to our US military members

on one of my many runs to the AAFES Exchange, i picked up a handful of American Greetings thank you cards and some fun july 4 festive décor. this year, i’m achieving my appreciation goal by showing and saying thank you to our soldiers for serving, honoring, and protecting our country.

i’m sending a note to all our closest family and friends so they can join in on saying, thank you. i sent out one of my favorite American Greetings thank you cards so everyone can sign it and say a personal thank you!

living with an army officer, i know firsthand that hearing from the people you love the most, especially when you get stationed all around the world, is such a wonderful and joyous feeling. i typically like to add a little homemade tasty treat along with my thank you cards because who doesn’t like a warm, homemade cookie—or two!

seeing your soldier’s face light up after receiving a thank you card and knowing that everyone is so grateful for them is a priceless moment. in fact, if i could recreate those moments every day—i would!

that’s why, at every holiday, i make sure to take a moment to look around and let those that i love know how truly thankful for them i am. the AFFES Exchange [find your closest location here] never fails at having the perfect American Greetings card to help me put my thoughts and feelings best in a perfect and memorable little card.

xo | jasmine



  1. June 14, 2019 / 9:24 am

    Definitely love sending cards to show my appreciation! It’s so important to thank our soldiers for all they do and sacrifices they made!

  2. June 14, 2019 / 3:23 pm

    No one could say thank you enough for the work and sacrifices he and the other service men make to defend our country .. but THANK YOU!!!

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  3. June 14, 2019 / 7:55 pm

    This is so awesome babe!! SO grateful for those who have sacrificed for our country and our freedom. Thank you!!!

    cute & little

  4. Bekah
    June 15, 2019 / 7:56 am

    Yes!! Wonderful idea for the 4th!! Sooo thankful for our soldiers who protect our freedom!

  5. June 16, 2019 / 8:55 pm

    What a sweet post!! This is so amazing!

  6. June 17, 2019 / 1:19 am

    There’s nothing better than a good greeting card! Love the cute photos of you and your husband.

  7. June 17, 2019 / 6:50 am

    You can’t go wrong with a good card at any time of the year! I always love sending just a little note every once in a while to surprise someone and let them know I’m thinking about them!

  8. Lizzie
    June 17, 2019 / 10:50 am

    Aww this is so cute! Greeting cards are always my go-to for any occasion!


  9. June 17, 2019 / 4:09 pm

    This is so nice! Cards are so so special. I would love to send some to soldiers. Thank you so much for the idea!

  10. June 18, 2019 / 3:08 pm

    What an important thing to remember this July 4th! Thank you to your husband and everyone who serves our country!
    Chic on the Cheap

  11. June 19, 2019 / 5:55 am

    This is such a great reminder for the upcoming holiday!