I am very fortunate to live in the same part of the world as Sandy, the woman behind Operation Write Home. She and two other shippers organize all the cards made by people like you and me to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sandy was gracious enough to invite me over for a day of card making. You would be amazed how organized she is with all the boxes of cards she has ready for shipping.
Not sure I was as productive as I can be at home. I was glued to the "nesties" most of the time I was there. I made a cello bag full to play with later. Her Copics were my next favorite product to play with. I have a few. Now I can see why you need so many to get the awesome outcome to coloring with them. We had a great time chatting and stamping. The five hours passed way too fast for me.
Sandy and Me
Below are some of the cards I have made for Operation Write Home (OWH). The deadline to get your cards mailed is January 6th. This allows the shippers time to count and pack to mail to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The dog is Poppy Stamps, love and heart are Rubber Soul.
The typewriter is one of the NEW Rubber Soul Valentine stamps!
the little hearts are Rubber Soul also.
As you can see you can make the same card several times or slight variations. They are sent to many destinations when the shippers mail them out.
Future CARD DEADLINES Postmark by these dates:
Valentines: Jan 6
St Patty's: Feb 12
Easter: Feb 26
Mother's Day: April 14
Graduation: April 19
Father's Day: May 15
All other cards: anytime!
Learn more at Operation Write Home!