Here’s how to download and print a poppy poster for your window this Remembrance Day
Remembrance events will be a bit different this year - but that has not stopped people from decorating their windows with poppy displays.
As we’ve all been spending a lot more time in our homes this year, our windows have become important forms of communication.
Whether that was showing our support for the NHS earlier in the pandemic with rainbow designs, or getting into the Halloween spirit with a proudly displayed pumpkin, the Poppy Appeal is also asking the public to utilise their double glazing this Remembrance Sunday.
Here is everything you need to know.
How can I get my own Poppy Poster?
To ensure that everyone can still get their poppy, the Poppy Appeal has developed an A4 poster of the iconic Remembrance Poppy that you can download, print, and display at home.
JPI Media has also published a special Poppy Poster, backed by the Royal British Legion, which we encourage people to display in their windows, or to hold, as they stand on their doorsteps to observe a two-minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
And we urge everyone this weekend to show their support for Remembrance Sunday by buying a poppy if they are able, or by making a donation to the Royal British Legion.
You could even hold your poster as you stand on your doorstep to observe the two minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
Claire Rowcliffe, director of fundraising for the Royal British Legion,said: “In a year where our homes and streets have developed new meaning for us all, and with many people not able to donate in their usual way, we are bringing the Poppy Appeal 2020 right to the hearts of individuals, families and communities across the UK.
“Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic undoubtedly makes running the Appeal more difficult, the additional hardships it has brought about means our work is now more vital than ever.
“Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community. Whilst you may have to do something different to support the Poppy Appeal this year, every poppy counts.”
Please take a photo and send it into us - or send us a photo of your poppy design in the window.
How does the silence work?
You don’t need to be at a public event to take part in the traditional two minutes silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday.
The idea is that it can be observed anywhere. Simply put down whatever you’re doing and spend a couple of minutes thinking about the great sacrifices so many made in the past, so that we might have our freedoms in the present.
All this week, JPI Media titles across the country have been urging readers to partake in the Stand Out For Heroes campaign, a two minute doorstep silence to ensure we still remember in 2020 even if we cannot join together in Acts of Remembrance.
Reverend Jo Morris, chairman of the RBL branch in Whittington, Chesterfield, said: “A doorstep silence is a great idea and it is wonderful to see poppies appearing in windows.”
A version of this article originally appeared on our sister title, The News