Hello, everyone! We are SO excited about this week, and that is because we are teaming up with our friends at Operation Write Home! Operation Write Home is an organization that sends blank handmade cards to deployed service members so they can write home to their families. As of March 2012, they’ve sent 1.5 MILLION cards! How amazing is that?!
This week we are focusing on creating cards for deployed service members to send home to their kids, nieces, nephews, etc. We love the idea of creating cards for kids, and we think Lawn Fawn is perfect for that! 🙂 We are going to have lots of cards to inspire you to create for Operation Write home both here and on the Operation Write Home blog, and we will have a fun contest at the bottom of this post where you can show off your awesome cards!
(using Critters in the Sea, Happy Everything, A Birdie Told Me)
How sweet is this card by Chari? I think this would make any kid smile! I just love it! Bright colors and critters are always a hit amongst kiddos!
Operation Write Home shared a quote with us that I thought were really powerful and might motivate you to create some cute kids cards!
“I received your box today filled with wonderful and amazing cards! I cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are. My troops were thrilled going through the box and selecting their favorite ones. It truly is a blessing to us, being this far out and not having any way to purchase cards to send home. It is extremely helpful to have the envelopes included as well. I wish I was as talented as these card makers It’s difficult to convey just how much the gesture of making cards for us, touches our hearts and makes us feel like we really are not forgotten. You also included a ziplock bag filled with letters and notes from children and adults. Again, it’s hard to put into words what it feels like to read a note of thanks and appreciation from people that don’t even know us. A few of us teared up a bit and all we can do is just pass on our sincerest thanks for the cards and letters. It lifted our spirits today and will help carry us through our journey here in Afghanistan.” -Msgt T.N.C, USAF, Afghanistan