Do Good: Crafting Cards For Operation Write Home

May 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm , by


Inspired by the Operation Write Home mention in our May issue, members of our editoriastarpunchl staff decided to spend their lunch hour crafting blank, homemade Father’s Day cards to be sent overseas to the troops. It took some of us a moment to realize that soldiers probably like to send their own fathers a card for the holiday, and that they can’t simply stop by a drugstore to pick one up. We stamped, cut, glued and colored, and were able to produce 240 cards. Not bad for a day’s work! Donated products and paper from the company Stampin’ Up! made both the experience and our cards extra fabulous—we all fought over the star hole punch. Why not take some time of your own to make a few blank cards for the men and women serving our country? They need cards for every occassion, and it was tons of fun too!

8 Responses to “Do Good: Crafting Cards For Operation Write Home”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Ron Kelly. Ron Kelly said: @stampinup Thanks for the donated materials @LHJmagazine for our Father's Day card making for @opwritehome. [...]

  2. Thanks so much for doing this, and for telling people about OWH!

  3. Stamping and card making is so much fun, and the deployed men and women love having a handmade card to write home. A win-win proposition! Gotta love Stampin’ Up!

  4. Yea! Stampin Up, you did it again. I am so glad to be a part of this wonderful company, over 14 years for me and I still love Stampin Up and stamping.

  5. Over the past 5 years, I have made about 300 cards (with matching envelopes)for all holidays and special occasions and sent them to the troops so they would have cards to send to their family and friends. You must have a specific soldier to send them to which I did for them to use or share amongst their baracks. I checked with the US Post Office and the soldiers do not need stamps, regardless of size and weight of the cards.

  6. Great Article and Bravo for joining us in a project that benefits so many. I teach at South Carroll High School in Sykesville,Md. Barb Morey, Pat Reisner and myself have an after-school program making cards for Operation Write Home for students that need service learning hours. We started in Nov. 2009 and we have made 600 cards to date. I am also a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator that finds this a rewarding side to business. I donate materials every week to very enthusiastic students that are going to continue to make cards over summer break. we too try to get the punches first. I hope others will also volunteer to make cards.

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