Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!
OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who defend our nation!
Cards are mailed to one of our volunteer shippers in quanities both small and large. The shippers process, sort, repair, and document each donation, and then pack and ship boxes of over 300 cards each to our contacts. Our heroes request cards (families may also request on their behalf; we serve all branches in all deployed locations.
Here's the contest sketch:
For my card, I embossed some Stampin' Up cardstock for the background, added some patterned paper and Double Dot from Bo Bunny, and paper pieced the stamped image from Imaginisce.
The sentiment is from SRM Stickers, of course!
This contest runs on the SRM blog until September 30th at midnight (Pacific Time). All cards made for the contest must follow OWH's guidelines, found here.
For more information, or to check out the SRM design team's samples or the other entries, visit the SRM blog!
Thanks for stopping by!