Sunday, September 7, 2014

Operation Write Home, a Reminder

I'm always designing new cards and learning new techniques. 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?

I can give some with gifts or even as gifts to relatives and friends, but then there are way too many that could surely be put to good use. Some time ago, I found Operation Write Home or OWH for short. Basically, American crafters throughout the country make cards, then send them to a shipper who packages them and sends them to our nation's armed forces overseas. These men and women 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 to help our people far from home communicate with their relatives and friends at home. This organization takes A2 cards. Please check the website for additional guideline.

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


Bundle your cards off to our service men and women. Check information on the website for Operation Write Home.

Please note that if you have sent in your card donations in the past, the address has changed to just one in Washington. Please check out the blog for the latest information.

If you are designing Christmas cards to be used by our service men and women, they must be sent to the shipper by Oct. 31 at the latest. For early delivery send your cards by October 10th. You will need to start early to make this deadline and so this post is meant to be a reminder, that our people in uniform enjoy sending handmade cards home and are waiting for yours. 


Rhoward said...


Lindsay Weirich said...

what a great reminder for a wonderful program!

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

I love this information, and will be sharing it on my Facebook page, thank you for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

What lovely cards and what a great cause!