So, the next best thing is to make a special card just for him. My inspiration came from Margaret Moody of Pals Paper Arts. I used her sketch and of course the colors she used were the exact colors for the Marine Corp so I had to go with the same. I added 4 gold brads to the corners to give it a military look and although it's difficult to see the "ribbon" has been dry embossed with lines. I was able to find the USMC emblem online which I printed on photo paper to make it look more realistic and popped it up. The sentiment was computer generated (also CASED from Ms. Moody) and thought it was so appropriate for someone who has served so many years in the military.
Here's my card, I'd love to hear your thoughts about it.
I know he will get a kick out it, and that's what it's all about!