It is a date that is set into the hearts of many British citizens, and for good reason. Remembrance Day commemorates members of all the armed forces who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November at 11am, to mark the end of the hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918.
The red poppy became an emblem of Remembrance Day, in the main due to the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae during the First World War.The poem recalled the bright red poppies that bloomed over the graves of the fallen soldiers in the battlefields of Flanders in World War I. Their bright red colour perfectly symbolising the split blood of the soldiers.
Since then, and at every Remembrance Day, we have become accustomed to wearing the red poppy with pride, to show our support, not only for the members of the armed forces that lost their lives in the past, but for those who are still serving, and are still in danger.
And for those who feel that they want to make a real statement and wear their poppy with style, Marks & Spencer have revealed a fabulous new Remembrance Day jewellery range, which include red diamante poppy brooches, an enamel brooch and even a gorgeous little charm bracelet.
The collection starts off with this beautiful M&S Collection Small Pave Diamanté Poppy Brooch, priced at £15.00. The dimensions of this brooch are L46mm x W30mm and feature a pave diamanté detail, with black crystals in the middle and green crystals in the leaf, finished off with a gold coloured stem.
This pave Diamanté Poppy Brooch is also available in a larger design, with dimensions of L64mm x W40mm and priced at £25.00.
If diamanté is a little too showy for your tastes, check out this M&S Collection Small Enamel Poppy Pin, priced at just £5.00. It has a shiny enamel finish and a silver coloured stem, with dimensions of L23mm x W14mm.
Finally, this M&S Collection Bauble Bead Poppy Charm Bracelet is priced at £9.50, which is a stretch design, so it will fit most sized wrists, with a shiny bauble bead design, and a cute poppy charm detail, with red crystals on the poppy.
And when you buy one of these fabulous Remembrance Day items, Marks & Spencer will donate 30% from the sale of the product to the Royal British Legion. We think it is a great way to show your support for our Armed Forces.
See the whole collection here.