Poppies are worn on November 11th to commemorate the end of World War I and to remember those in the armed forces who have died in the line of duty. The symbolism of the poppy started with a poem written by a World War I brigade surgeon who was struck by the sight of the red flowers growing on a ravaged battlefield.
In the United States, November 11th is called Veterans Day, a day on which all veterans, living and deceased, are honored. In the U.S., the poppy is also worn on Memorial Day—the last Monday in May.
Our poppy ornament is from St. Nicolas, a proud member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Suppliers) and supports the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, as set out by the World Fair Trade Organization.
Headquartered in London, St. Nicolas specializes in bespoke historical figure Christmas decorations. Each poppy ornament is handmade in India.
The ornament measures three inches in diameter.