I know this is a “design” blog, but it would be against my nature to post a simple “Yay for freedom!” with the way our current administration has been conducting itself. I feel mixed about the United States and our contribution to the state of the world, and find it a little difficult to celebrate without feeling conflicted.
However, when I think about our history as a country — the spirit of liberty, freedom and individual rights that have always been held high and for which so many have sacrificed everything to protect — I know we’re better than that. And there’s no doubt that as Americans we enjoy freedoms and comforts that are unparalleled anywhere else. So here’s to celebrating July 4th with a sense of appreciation and gratitude and hope for change — and not with an air of entitlement and disregard for the rest of the world.
P.S. On a designerly note, enjoy the fabulous vintage firecracker labels. I found them on this quirky site. Interestingly, most of the labels aren't even American — there’s just no escaping we’re really citizens of the world first and foremost.