Support the Royal British Legion by adding a Poppy to your franked mail

11/01/2017

In the year of it’s creation (1921) the Royal British Legion sold nine million specially hand made silk poppies. The funds collected were used to help World War One veterans with employment and housing and a new tradition started.

This year, Neospost customer can start a new tradition and add a Poppy slogan to their franked letters.

Support the British Legion with Neopost.

Last year we launched our new online envelope customisation service “NeoSlogan”.  Thousands of our customers took advantage of its free image library to illustrate their letters with added slogans.

The most downloaded slogan in 2016 was the Poppy symbol from the British Legion’s poppy appeal.

This year we have taken it one step further. Not only are all our customers able to download the Poppy slogan and use it to illustrate their letters for free but Neopost will also contribute £1 for each Poppy slogan downloaded onto a compatible machine. Simply log onto MyNeopost and access NeoSlogan to get your free slogan and show your support for the British Legion.

 

Why the Poppy Symbol:

In spring 1915, after losing a friend and fellow-serviceman in Ypres, Belgium, a Canadian doctor was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in the downtrodden fields where troops had fought. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote a poem called In Flanders Fields to express how he felt as he looked upon the bright red flowers.

After the First World War, based on the strength of emotion from the poem, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance and it inspired an American academic, Moina Michael, to make and sell red silk poppies which were brought to England by a French woman, Anna Guérin.

In the year of it’s creation (1921) the Royal British Legion sold nine million of these silk poppies on November 11. The funds collected were used to help World War One veterans with employment and housing and a new tradition started.

 

Now you too can contribute to the tradition by clicking HERE to access NeoSlogan to download your free slogan.

(new users might need to register to MyNeopost to access the app the first time)

 

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