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11.14.2009

Blog Hop for Operation Write Home

Today Operation Write Home is doing a Veteran's Day Blog Hop. The smart people at OWH decided to do the hop on the weekend so that readers will have time to sit and read the lovely posts and comment on the great cards.

If this is the first time you have heard of Operation Write Home, then let me explain it a bit. Operation Write Home is a non-profit organization that helps get handmade cards out to our soldiers. The soldiers then can send cards to their families and friends for various things. You can read more about OWH's mission HERE.

Are you interested in joining?
I joined up with OWH earlier this year for the Memorial Day Hop. As a former member of the US Navy, I think it is a wonderful idea to send out cards to those troops/sailors that are away from their family and friends and unable to go out and shop for a card. Plus, handmade cards bring a touch of home to the troops. Here are some of the cards that I am sending to OWH.





A little info on why I support OWH:
1.) I was in the US Navy myself
2.) I have many friends who are still in the Navy and get deployed often
3.) I have an aunt who is a few years older than I who was in the Navy and she is married to a Marine and they are stationed at Camp Pendelton.
4.) My grandfather was in the Army and a recipient of the Silver Star and many other awards. You can see my layout about him from last year HERE.
4.) My husband's uncles were all in the military. That is 6 brothers that followed their father's footsteps.
5.) Uncle Jimmy - who passed away last year shortly after Xmas. You can see my layouts and read my tribute to him HERE and HERE.
6.) To all those who have served and died for my freedom.
Credits: Enchanted Forest Collab by A Work in Progress and Sweet Blossoms Designs

Now, head to the next blog on the HOP... It's gonna be Loni and her blog is HERE. Loni is a Stampin' Up demonstrator and has the cutest cards on her blog. In case you get lost along the way, you can return to the OWH Bloghop home page.

Thank you for stopping by and remember... no matter what your feelings are for war, it is still our family and friends out there and THEY deserve our support.

27 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

Sarah, thank you so much for such a wonderful post. Not only are your cards beautiful - but your reason for supporting heroes through OWH! :)

Thank you for YOUR service!!!

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing your story and your cards. Love the green and pink Valentine!

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

shelly said...

love your cards and your digi scrapbook pages on your other posts!

Marcy K said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Kate said...

Your cards are very bright and cheerful. And thank you for your service!

Rhonda Miller said...

Those are some great cards. This is a great cause and, I think, a great way to share what we do. Thanks for all you have done.

Donna Inks said...

I love your cards! Thank you for your service and for participating in the bloghop!

Sharon said...

Thanks for your service and for telling us about why you are involved in OWH. Love the valentine card with the red and green -- especially the stitching.

bumblebee creations said...

your cards are so cute!

Merry's Musings said...

That's so true! No matter how you feel about war (somebody LIKES it?) we still need to support our military. Great blog!

JPScraps said...

Wonderful post and beautiful cards :)

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

cdm317 said...

What a beautiful blog. Thank you.

GretaB said...

Thank you to you and all of your family members for your service! Sounds like a family full of heroes and great reasons to support OWH. The photo is powerful - stunning! Great cards too!

Kas said...

I love your beautiful heart card!

Cr8ive ME said...

what wonderful cards!

Thank you and your family for serving our country.

{hugs}
M.E.

Paula said...

What a moving post Sarah. My sincere gratitude to your family full of heroes for all they do and have done for our country. Bless you all!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your cards are wonderful!!! I especially love the one with the vibrant heart! It sounds like you are part of a legacy of heroes, and I thank you and your family members for giving so much of yourselves to keep the world safe!!!

Big Hugs!!
Carolyn

Night Shift Nancy said...

Beautifully said! I am following :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Cindy said...

Wonderful cards...tfs your reasons!

Maggie said...

Your cards are cute. WOW what a great military history. Thank you for supporting OWH

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Awesome cards! Thanks to all your family for their service (and you too!). I have a long history of military folks in my family too. I'm very proud of everyone of our service people!
~ky

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Uncle Jimmy. No doubt he would be proud to be remembered and honored in your support for OWH.

Holly

Caryl P said...

Thank you for your service both then and now through cards!

Mrs. E said...

Really cute cards and thanks for serving our country!!!!!

Dana said...

sweet cards. Thanks for supporting our troops!

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