Monday, May 25, 2009


Happy Memorial Day! I hope that everyone is enjoying the great sunny weather (if your in California) and spending time with your family & friends. This card is headed for Operation Gratitude, military service members stationed overseas. Today's post was inspired by a blog that I follow on a regular basis. So I stopped by Stampin' Pretty by Mary Fish (you can visit her blog here and there it was a patriotic card for one of our soldiers. I thought to myself that idea was great and then I thought I could do that ,that I could be apart of Operation Gratitude and all that it would cost me is my creativity and most of all bring a smile to a Hero's face.

So here it is : It's not too late if you would like to participate. Sending cards from your "stash" is appreciated so that soldiers can send them to their families for birthdays, thanks yous and more.
Here's the address:
Operation Gratitude
16444 Refugio Road
Encino, CA 91436
Here are guidelines to follow when sending cards to our troops:
*any size card is acceptable
*the cards cannot have any glitter on them
*no candy or food items can be included or attached to the card
*keep the message positive and stay away from political comments
*do not seal the envelope that will be used to send the card to the military
member; all cards are subject to screening and review
*include your name, address and e-mail if you'd like to receive a reply back
It's nice to include another card(s) that they can send back to their family and loved ones (cards are difficult for our military serving in combat areas to purchase). I'm sending a dozen :)
If you are sending more than one card, place all of your cards in a Ziploc bag with post-it notes on the cards that are to be sent for the service member to mail back.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you feel inspired to create some cards as much as I did. Thanks again Mary F.

1 comment:

  1. I love your card and the idea behind it.