Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Operation Write Home

Hi everyone. In the spirit of the holiday that we just had, I decided to box up all my cards and get them sent in to Operation Write Home. Here's a picture of all of them that I sent in...I'd say there were about 100 or so in there!

Here's a little blurb I took from the web site:

Our Mission:

Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans - and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have participated since 2007...and are on the way to a landmark one MILLION cards!

Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from all over the USA, creating "eye candy" for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the homefront.

Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with home!


For more information on this wonderful organization please see this link!
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

7 comments:

Chelsea said...

Wow!!!! All of that talent in one box!!!!! They will be lucky to give/receive such wonderful cards.

Marlene said...

WOW - what an awesome stash to send away! I bow to you!

Teresa Jenkins said...

What a fabulous thing to do! OWH is amazing and the cards are all so appreciated both by our service men and women and the family members that receive them! You are awesome!

Tammy said...

Wonderful Laurie, you know you are going to make a lot of service members' families happy.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

That is so awesome Laurie!!! ~jeni :)

Julie Robinson said...

good for you. I do the same thing.... and it feels SO GOOD!

StampinCarol said...

What a great idea!! I need to bring this up to our stamp club....