Monday, January 31, 2011

Operation Write Home

I enjoy using rather than tossing my cardfront swaps after they retire.  I can only use so many of certain types of cards, so I attach them to a white or ivory cardbase and donate them to Operation Write Home.  The charity sends a box of cards to a contact who distributes the cards among their military unit/group for the hero to send a card home to a friend or family member.  Cards written TO a hero are also included so that those who don't normally receive mail get one as well, but the main focus is cards for the heroes to send home.

This year I had some retired cardfronts, but what I really needed to use was retired carstock from Stampin' Up!'s last color renovation.  I was able to use some Western images (both current and retired) and the Motorcycle from last year's Summer Mini Catalog for Father's Day cards and the Manhattan Flower Rose embossing folder to create Mother's Day cards.  I had help in making the Rose cards and Motorcycle cards from my church women's group and from my stamper friends who helped after class one day.  My daughter Emma helped with the Western cards as well. All in all it is an enjoyable and easy way for me to clean up my craft area without being wasteful, and all together Operation Write Home received 192 cards.

If you'd like to read more about Operation Write Home, here is a link to their website:

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I love that you do this! I donate to OWH, too. Thanks so much!!!