Email us at <email@example.com> and let us know your location (city) and the number of poppies you are interested in, or download this PDF order form (which lists suggested donations). Do check the list of depots below first.
Where Does Your Money Go?
We distribute poppies by donation as a consciousness raiser, not a fundraiser. Importing poppies costs us ~$.85 ea. This money goes to the Peace Pledge Union in Britain and helps fund their excellent peace education work. Our additional expenses for pins, postage, envelopes & printing are ~$.33/poppy for a total of ~$1.10/poppy. Your donation of $1-$2/poppy lets us cover expenses and provide poppies at below cost to schools and disadvantaged groups.
Check this page later for additions to the list of depots, or contact us to offer your space.
For "Coquelicot blanc" in Québec, please see Echec à la Guerre .
In Fall 2009, shipping by air from London to Vancouver took about 5 business days; In 2010 air mail took 2 weeks, but "airsure" took 4 days. Shipments to us by surface mail took 7 and 8 weeks, probably not advisable at this time.
We used to make our own by drawing the outline of a flower on a piece of card and sticking it to a used button. If you have a printer that can print photos on 4x6 inch glossy paper (or a 4x6 card), you can download a ready-to-print picture in PDF format. Hand-drawn poppies may be better, especially if the ink from your printer is not waterproof. Many photo shops let you upload an image in JPEG format rather than PDF, and print for cheaper than a home printer's ink and paper, and with more durable ink.
More economically, download and print the image of 6 flowers (picture on right side). These are a bit smaller, closer to the red poppy size. Cut a piece of cloth adhesive tape (ex: duct tape) 1"x1/2", fold a ridge, then stick to the back of the flower. You can then stick a pin (straight or safety) through the ridge in the tape. Or see below picture of duct tape around safety pin.
Finally, download paper-poppies-8.5x11-20.pdf 20 poppies on letter-size paper, same size flowers as the 6-flower file above.
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