Local designer: You've weathered a difficult winter, you deserve a 'Snowpocalypse' badge By Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Jan 17, 2017 (…) +1 The Snowpocalypse badge, created and sold by Chyrssa Rich of Boise, is a way to reward yourself for getting through an exceptionally trying winter. Courtesy of Chryssa Rich Courtesy of Chryssa Rich Chryssa Rich of Boise gets ready to “hike to Redbox” with her kids — Felix, 4, and Remy, 1 — on one of the days they were snowed in this month. Designer, former Girl Scout and mom of two, Chryssa Rich has designed an “achievement badge” for Treasure Valley residents to show they’ve survived record snowfall and low temperatures this year.The Snowpocalypse 2017 achievement badge is a 2-inch embroidered patch with iron-on backing, so it can be sewn or ironed onto jackets, backpacks, canvas totes and more. Reminiscent of scouting badges many of us earned as kids, the Snowpocalypse 2017 badge is a way to show you’ve weathered the storm.“We were snowed in for two days, asked for rides the third day, and then finally borrowed an all-wheel-drive vehicle from a family member who was going out of town. Our street was a disaster,” Rich, a Boise resident, said in an email. “I was checking my house for leaks every night and shoveling constantly.” Story continues below video × Advertisement One morning, it took five tries to back out of the driveway, she said.“When we finally made it, my kids were cheering and I thought, I deserve a Girl Scout patch for this!” Rich said. “So I decided to design one, order a bunch and make them available to everyone in the community who has had to get creative and work extra hard to get through the recent weeks of bad weather.”Patches, which are not affiliated with the Girl Scout organization, are $5 each with free shipping. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Interfaith Sanctuary, Rich said, to continue helping local residents during periods of extreme weather. The patch includes six snowflake stars to represent snow days, as well as a design that represents fresh snow falling on old snow.The patches have already been produced and quantities are limited. Anyone interested in placing an order should visit Idahosnow2017.blogspot.com or Snowpocalypse Badge on Facebook. More from this section UPDATE: Meridian police apprehend student allegedly responsible for Heritage threat Last updated: 10:46 p.m. Housing construction has 'gone crazy' in West Ada, boosting total market value Posted: April 27, 2017 Treasure Valley Kite Festival returns to Meridian Saturday Posted: April 26, 2017 Meridian leaders talk Costco, mental health and transportation Posted: April 26, 2017 Scentsy employees to get $10 each to spread cheer on International Pay It Forward Day Posted: April 26, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!