Hi Friends! Welcome OWH Card Makers!
What a happy day! Today card makers from around the world are joyfully making cards in celebration of World Card Making Day 2014. This marks the ninth annual worldwide celebration of one of our favorite creative pastimes. What a blessing to have a hobby that spreads happiness to our families and friends… and brings us such joy! Card makers also love to create cards for people we haven’t met, offering our gratitude and support. It warms my heart to make cards for two wonderful organizations: Operation Write Home and the Semper Fi Family Platoon. Small acts of kindness ~ for those who sacrifice so much!
Today I’m excited to join the blog hop party at Operation Write Home! As a new card maker, I am so honored to support OWH, as we help our Heroes stay connected with home. I knew the very moment that I discovered OWH Executive Director, Sandy Allnock (aka ‘The Scrap Wrangler’), that I wanted to help OWH support Americans deployed around the world.
While our needs are changing with the drawdown of troops, there ways that you can help out! Even if you are not a card maker, there are two important ways that you can help! Writing ‘Any Hero’ Mail lets Americans serving far from home know that we are grateful for their service, keeping us safe and preserving freedom. Financial donations will help with the huge cost of shipping boxes of our handmade cards from OWH headquarters in Washington state, to all of the places where Americans are serving around the globe.
In celebration of World Card Making Day 2014,
OWH is making LOVE cards today!
Here is a peek at my LOVE card ~ neutrals inspired by nature, as I walked along the Prairie this week…
Cards for OWH are blank inside.
Our Heroes will write a message, straight from their hearts,
for family or friends at home.♡
Cards and letters sent home often become family ‘treasures,’ that tell an important part of a family’s history. Letters that my dad sent home to my mom, while serving in Korea, are tied with a ribbon and tucked safely away. Our stories matter! They document the good times, as well as the very difficult times, in our lives.
It’s heartwarming to think that the cards made by OWH card makers will also become family treasures ~ displayed on mantels, preserved in scrapbooks, and tucked under children’s pillows at night. When one family member is away from home serving our country, the entire family is making a huge sacrifice! We look forward to a time when American’s won’t be sent into harm’s way. Until that time, we can offer our military families our gratitude and support…
It’s time to hop along to visit a few of the wonderful OWH card makers
who create cards for our Heroes!
Thanks for hopping by today!