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How not to lose a poppy...

By: Guest Blogger
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How not to lose a poppy...

By: Guest Blogger

How not to lose a poppy? You don’t. You’re meant to buy more.  (FYI, last year alone, $14 million was raised from selling 18 million poppies.) But if you want to keep it, here’s some suggestions:
  • It’s apparently disrespectful to use a pin, but earring backings are quite appropriate.
  • A pencil eraser is also ideal.
  • Tape can work, but you need weigh it right:  wrap it tight enough to last, but not so much that it bulges and slides off.
  • Duct tape, however,  is not advisable as it can leave adhesive residue.
  • Stitch it.  2 whips will usually do it.
  • Blu-tack simply doesn’t work.
  Oh, and poppies of any other colour?  Just plain tacky. Now go out and wear them (and lose them) with pride and remembrance.
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