Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Operation Write Home Challenge

'Tis the Season ... for love!

Well, while it seems everyone else is busy making Thanksgiving cards, I have been making Valentine's Day cards. Why? I have joined the volunteer movement at "Operation Write Home". This fantastic nonprofit group provides handmade cards to soldiers overseas, so they can in turn send them home to loved ones for the holidays.

One of the most popular holidays, when our brave men and women protecting our country want to remember home-and-heart is Valentine's Day. The deadline for submitting Valentine's Day cards is January 7. So I am hoping to put together a community crop to get assistance in making the cards to meet my personal goal of 500 cards.

This is just one of the Valentine's Day cards I've made. The card is layered -- lavendar base, silver matte, lavender on top. Adorned with a heart cut from a Cricut cartridge ("Sweethearts", I think) and then an oversized "love" cut from another. The center heart is Stickled -- allowable on cards for the soldiers. (No glitter is allowed as it may fall off onto a soldier's uniform and catch the light at night -- potentially hazardous when at war.)

If you'd like to join the cause and contribute Valentine's Day cards, you may either send your cards to me for inclusion in my challenge, or you may send them to OWH directly. See their website for more info (click this link). THANKS!

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