I set a goal to make some cards for our troops in May. But you've gotta have a place to send
them once made, right? A Google search later, and I found this -- a blog dedicated to
cards for soldiers. Perfect.
This woman in New Hampshire makes and collects them for donation. Then, she sends them
-- on her own dime, mind you -- to our troops where they're stationed so they can write
home to their friends and family on homemade cards.
A quick visit to her blog reveals everything you need to know to join in:
* Her address (Cards for Soldiers, 5 Spicebush Circle, Litchfield NH 03052)
* Cards size and envelope requirements.
* Types of cards needed and the date by which she needs to receive them.
* NO GLITTER. (It can stick to the soldiers and give away their positions.)
* Postage money is welcome.
* Cards must be homemade.
* Please leave them BLANK INSIDE. You may include a personal self stick note, if desired.
So far, I've made 48 cards. I used a photo I took of an American Flag for the first two dozen.
Unfortunately, I can't send the other 24 with red, white and blue stars since I realized a little
too late that they have glitter on them. (Huge bummer.) If you know of a similar cause that
will take these, glitter and all, please let me know. I'd still like to donate them.
I'm excited to crank out a few more over the next week and a half. I plan to make the rest
general purpose (i.e., thank you, love you, miss you). What an awesome way to support our
troops and a woman in the community who is doing her best to coordinate that support. If
you decide to join in or you've done this before and have a story to share, I'd love to hear
about it. I hope you have a great day!