Following is a Christmas card that I'm sending to Operation Write Home so someone overseas will be able to send it to a loved one or friend.
To make this card, I used white ink to stamp a solid poinsettia on red card stock. Then I stamped and embossed a poinsettia outline stamp with silver on a small square of the same card stock and layered it on a slightly larger square of white card stock. I attached that to the front of the previously stamped card and also silver embossed the outline stamp on the card. I attached sheer red ribbon at the card's fold. The completed card measures 4.25" x 5.5".
I found Operation Write Home through a link on another web site. I don't remember exactly which one but I'm sure it had to do with rubber stamping since I've seen other links since then.
I read all of the information about Operation Write Home on their site and was immediately energized to participate. One of my nieces is married to a man who was deployed to Afghanistan and I know of others whose loved ones have been deployed overseas. My sisters and mom and I participated in a group named Operation Gratitude to help send packages for the holidays to troops overseas and I believe that started my appreciation for helping to bolster the morale of those who've been deployed and to provide service to those who provide so much for us.
Being involved in making cards for our troops has been so uplifting and has become a passion. I hope that I instill this passion in others as I tell them about OWH. So far, a sister and some folks I've met at my local scrapbook store have started making cards also. I would like the troops to know that people here care about them.
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