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The Milspo Project and the Amaryllis Backpack

The Milspo Project and the Amaryllis Backpack

Excited to announce our newest bag - Amaryllis.  Today is the Friday before Mother’s Day, Military Spouse appreciation day. The Amaryllis backpack is a limited edition bag, and it is a “tribute to the voices of US military spouses at every station, in every season.” Original acrylic on canvas artwork featured on this bag was created by Bergen DeLeeuw, who is a military spouse.


To preorder the Amaryllis backpack, you can head over to this page, and make a $275 donation to the Milspo Project. Your donation will reserve your bag (shipping included!) and the proceeds will be put to use for the important work of helping military spouses remember how magical their journey is, and how magical they are.  We’ll be busy over the next couple of months collecting preorders, and we’ll begin shipping bags in September 2018. All proceeds from this bag will go directly to the Milspo Project.

In the days ahead I will look forward to sharing more about this bag and our collaboration to bring it to life. In the meantime, I hope you’ll smile with us and enjoy some of the photos, read more of the story on the Milspo Project website, and then find the men and women in your life who have been a spouse to a service member - give them a shout out, a hug, or a high five. They are pulling something off that is magical: they are thriving as “they carry the honor and weight of supporting their military family wherever military life may take them, while also maintaining their own identity and success.” Determination, grit, poise, resilience… and magic.

The first Amaryllis backpacks are making their debut tonight at the Milspo Project Honor Auction, in Wilmington, North Carolina. They’ll be there alongside the original artwork created by Bergen DeLeeuw.


Adam Lemmon

May 11, 2018  | Austin TX |  Flightpath Coffeehouse