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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Operation Write Home

Hey Scrappers! I have a very special challenge for you! On September 19th I will be hosting a card making party at my house. We will be making blank greeting cards to send to on organization called Operation Write Home. They send the cards to soldiers in Afghanistan so they can send them home to their families (can you imagine trying to find a happy birthday card in the middle of nowhere?). For those not able to make it to the party I still have the same challenge for you...

Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong! Our challenge to you is to make cards to send to them for our nation’s heroes.

Please read the basic guidelines here; it’s important especially to remember that glitter is NOT allowed (it’s a safety hazard to our heroes), handmade cards only, and OWH needs A2 sized cards. “Operation Write Home” needs to be on the backs of your cards—it can be stamped, handwritten, or printed on labels. Please include a packing slip inside your box or envelope, and mail them to any of their shippers listed on the Mailroom page. In your package, you can also include notes written to a deployed service member.

As far as sending in your cards here are a few options:

-Send the cards to me and I will send them in to OWH, I need them sent to me NO LATER THAN Monday September 20th.
-Send the cards to OWH yourself. If you plan on sending the cards in yourself, go to http://operationwritehome.org/mailroom.html to find the details. They need to get to the shipper by September 30th. Keep in mind the closest shipper to the Dakotas is in Kansas.

Whether you're sending the cards in yourself or to me please take pictures of your cards and add them to the gallery. Oh a few other things I forgot to say...the cards should be half Christmas/Winter and the other half should be Birthday/Thinking of You. My challenge is for you to make 20 cards. That is a piece of cake! 10 Christmas and 10 Birthday and feel free to make the SAME 10/10 or 20 different cards the option is yours! Well I think I remembered everything but watch the blog for updates! Happy...Cardmakin'! SB

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