Friday, November 16, 2012

“Operation Write Home”

Designing new cards and learning various techniques is my latest challenge. But along with each of these new techniques, comes dozens of homemade cards! So what do you do with all these small pieces of art?

 You can give some with gifts to relatives and friends, but then there are way too many that could surely be put to good use. Recently while surfing the Internet, I found Operation Write Home or OWH for short. Basically, American crafters throughout the country hand-make cards, then send them to a shipper who packages them and sends them to our nation's armed forces overseas, who use them to write home to their relatives and friends.  The handmade cards are blank inside. The cards can be use for birthdays, holidays or general greetings, and all can be put into service in order to help our people far from home communicate with their loved ones.  

What a great idea! For information on this worthwhile cause, go to:

Bundle your cards off to our service men and women and help them to communicate with their family and friends. Check information on the website for Operation Write Home.

One last tip: If you are designing cards to be used by our service men and women for Christmas, they must be sent to the shipped by Oct. 30 at the latest.


Ellen said...

What a great idea! Can't wait to check it out. Thanks for helping our military, Carla.

Unknown said...

This is so lovely. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

Isobel Morrell said...

What a great idea - except as it's now November 19, we'll have to wait till next year (unless the soldiers have all been withdrawn in the interim - please God!) Just visiting as a fellow guest on this blog hop, and invite you to visit me at sometime soon. I'll be following you by the way - and hope you'll do the same back! Bye for now. Isobel

Carla's Cards said...

Operation Write home is done year round and soldiers are on duty all over the need to wait for next year. All holiday cards and greeting are welcome, not just Xmas. I was too late this year for Xmas anyway and sent cards designed as blanks to be used to write home.

Jessica said...

What a great cause, thanks for sharing. My aunt also makes homemade cards and donates them to families of vets and with with family overseas. Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Saturday :) Have a lovely holiday!